Based on the results of Statistics Canada’s 2006 Aboriginal Children’s Survey, this article presents an overview of how often First Nations children living off reserve, Métis children and Inuit children aged 2 to 5 consume various types of food, including foods considered traditional or country among Aboriginal people.
A literacy program in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., is teaching kids the connection between the ABCs and measuring cups.
The Little Chefs program at the Chief T'selehye School in the community uses books and cooking to get kids excited about reading.
Spring is here—time to start looking forward to strawberries. These treasured sweet berries are one of nature's most potent packages of health-defending antioxidants. But are your strawberries also laced with invisible chemicals that could cause cancer? In U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) testing, a single sample of strawberries tested contained 13 different pesticides!
Small-scale farming isn’t easy. The prices farmers receive for their goods are often low, the margins are tight, the days are long, and the chores never-ending. For farmers who don’t own their own property, land insecurity compounds financial instability. It’s tough to really dig in if you don’t know how long you can stay on the piece you’re farming.
This is a wonderful TED talk to listen to...
When it's suggested that our food system be comprised of millions of small, organic gardens, there's almost always someone who says that it isn't realistic. And they'll quip something along the lines of, "There's no way you could feed the world's growing population with just gardens, let alone organically." Really? Has anybody told Russia this?
Picking up locally harvested fish, homemade preserves or vegetables fresh from the Northern soil is about to become easier in Yellowknife.
An official farmers’ market, the first one in the city since the ‘90s, is slated to run once a week from June to September.
It’s National Agriculture Day! What an appropriate day to celebrate the awesome work of our nation’s farmers! The awesome work they are so crappily compensated for, that is.
Hong Kong's Hei Ling Chau island, home to four penal institutions, is no Alcatraz. The grounds of the 1.9 square km island boast colourful flowers and are meticulously landscaped — by inmates — a winding road provides scenic views of the South China Sea, and its remote location means an escaped inmate would have a long way to swim.