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A Food Policy for Canada: Reasons for (Cautious) Optimism

Halfway through its first term, the federal government has begun to develop a national food policy for Canada, including launching online consultations with Canadians and hosting a summit with stakeholders. This was a commitment made within the ministerial mandate letter to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. A friend asked me whether I think the national food policy will do any good. The People’s Food … Continue reading A Food Policy for Canada: Reasons for (Cautious) Optimism

Seaweed Supplements: The Solution to Livestock Methane Emissions

Livestock produce 14.5% of human caused greenhouse gas emissions in the form of methane gas (Rupp, 2016). Methane is a by-product of digestion in cattle that packs a powerful punch. When compared to its carbon dioxide counterpart methane emissions are 21 times more potent (OECD, 2013). Each year global livestock produce seven billion metric tons of CO2 equivalents. These gas particles trap solar radiation in … Continue reading Seaweed Supplements: The Solution to Livestock Methane Emissions