Food banks in Canada are marking Hunger Awareness Week from September 18th through the 22nd to raise awareness of the fact that each month, more than 860,000 men, women and children turn to a food bank for help. Source: Cision | September 13, 2017
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Are there thriving fruit trees in your yard, producing more fruit than you would ever need? Do you have a highly productive garden plot, growing more than you can eat? The Shared Harvest Program run by the Delta Food Coalition can help. Source: Delta Optimist | September 13, 2017
Picture this: In the kitchen, your partner brews coffee. The smell of it pulls you out of bed as it drifts into the room. You get up and have quick breakfast: a couple of eggs courtesy of the chickens, a slice of toast, some salt-and-peppered tomatoes still warm from the greenhouse. Source: Yukon News | September 12, 2017
At the corner of Alma Street and West 10th Avenue in Vancouver, a long-standing vacant lot that was once a gas station has recently become a 24,000-square-foot garden brimming with vegetables, fruit and flowers. Source: BC Business | September 12, 2017
The old adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away seems to be something we might pay more attention to these days. Not only does that apple contribute to health it also feeds our minds and ability to focus and learn. A new study published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism that was conducted at the University of British Columbia highlights that Canadians are not eating enough good food at school to meet their dietary requirement of vitamins and minerals. Source: Victoria News | September 11, 2017
The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council is calling for urgent action to conserve and sustain the Fraser River Salmon. Over the past few decades, poor salmon results have been witnessed almost on a yearly basis into the interior of the province.
The situation has been poorly handled for far too long. “One of the issues here is the management of the fisheries. What is going on here is that we have definitely seen a decline and there is still mismanagement in terms of trying to get those numbers back up and increase in terms of size,” says Terry Teegee, tribal chief.” Source: My Prince George Now | September 11, 2017