We’ve all heard about climate change, right? We may not always be able to discern the changes we’re experiencing because of it, but our planet needs help. Last week, the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change released a report detailing an urgent need for change – globally. One of its key messages is that we’re already seeing the consequences of 1C global warming with more … Continue reading Sticking Your Fork to Climate Change!
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) developed in 2000 were part of a 15-year agenda to address critical health and social issues in the developing world, such as extreme poverty, a range of health issues, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. Those 15 years are over, and the United Nations has embarked on a consultative process to develop the next 15-year agenda. The result is 17 Sustainable Development … Continue reading Are the Sustainable Development Goals for Us?
The access to adequate food to live a healthy life is a universal human right, as declared by the United Nations. When someone does not have adequate access to food they are considered food insecure. Nova Scotia has the highest rate of food insecurity in Canada, after the northern territories and the Yukon. So, why is that? From farm to fork there are many components … Continue reading Inequality & the Food System: An Introduction
Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, professor of International Development Studies at Trent University, delivered an engaging lecture on the topic of global food insecurity at Mount Allison University on January 11th 2014. Haroon was the keynote speaker at this year’s annual ATLIS Conference in Sackville, New Brunswick, and spoke to roughly 70 people who braved the rain and ice to attend. His most recent book, entitled Hungry … Continue reading Visiting Scholar Addresses the Question of Why Global Food Insecurity