July 11, 2011

World Population Day: Sustainable Agriculture for a Planet of 7 Billion

As the world population increases, so do the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable […]
July 11, 2011

Answer for Invasive Species: Eat Them!

With its dark red and black stripes, spotted fins and long venomous black spikes, the lionfish seems better suited for horror films than consumption. But lionfish […]
June 10, 2011

Why You Should Support Farmers’ Markets

By visiting your local farmers markets, you: Create relationships. Farmers markets offer a safe, outdoor space to meet and mingle with neighbors and food producers. More […]
June 6, 2011

Green Your Eating Habits

Celebrity chef Jodi-Ann Pearton shares her thoughts on greening your kitchen and eating green. There are many basic food items which each and every one of […]
May 25, 2011

Do the fish in our oceans matter?

It’s hard to imagine the world beneath the surface of the oceans, those vast areas of water like the Pacific, Atlantic and Antarctic, where old maps […]
May 16, 2011

Beating Famine (Will Anybody Listen?)

The world has forgotten that farmers are the most important human beings alive.  Not only do they grow food, they also manage half the world’s land, […]
May 11, 2011

Taking Green Living To The Limit: Eating Road-Kill

Living green is fundamentally based on the idea that natural resources should be used as efficiently as possible and not be wasted. This conservationist philosophy applies […]
April 23, 2011

Organic and Conventional Farming Methods Compete to Eliminate Weed Seeds in Soil

Weeds are hard to kill; they seem to come back no matter what steps people take to eradicate them. One reason is because of the persistence […]
April 21, 2011

The Water in Our Food

By Arjen Y. Hoekstra, University of Twente, the Netherlands One single component in the total water footprint of humanity stands out: the water footprint related to […]
March 29, 2011

Seven Things to Know when Buying Eco-friendly Food

More and more people these days are choosing eco-friendly and organically grown foods — instead of or in addition to — the conventionally grown food they’re […]
March 17, 2011

Coffee vs. the Environment

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular commodities.  It is traded more than all other commodities, except for crude oil.  With such a high demand […]
March 3, 2011

Reducing meat waste

Respecting meat by cutting waste at home I’ve written before about reducing meat consumption – the amount we eat – and I’ve also covered tips on […]
February 26, 2011

Why Genetic Engineering Is Dangerous

“The Canadian GM risk assessment process is so simplistic that not a single submission has ever been rejected in Canada. Everything submitted, almost wholly by industry, […]
February 23, 2011

7 Reasons to go Organic

We have experienced a surge in the green movement over the last several years. Environmental activists have emphasized the need to protect our most precious natural […]