Ending food insecurity in Inuit Nunangat — the Inuit homeland in Arctic Canada — will require profound transformations to reduce poverty, bolster airports and harbours, and undo decades of harmful colonial policies, according to a new plan by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
Gone are the days when only carnivores could grab something from their supermarket freezers for a quick, protein-rich dinner on the grill. Now, a quick trip down grocery store meat aisles can yield a bounty of designer burgers and bangers that have been engineered from plants.
When the pandemic first hit, many people started looking up at the stars, searching for respite from the chaos on Earth. Yet for Joshua Evans, a Canadian PhD student of geography at Oxford University, the heavens evoked more than freedom from lockdown: A few weeks earlier, he had sent a pot of miso to the International Space Station (ISS) and its return was imminent.
Pacific fishers' livelihood is now on the brink of extinction after Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently closed about 60 per cent of B.C.'s commercial salmon fisheries. The closures, the government says, will last “multiple generations” of fish to save tumbling salmon populations.
A dry spring left the fields on Karen Klassen's farm parched, and now the Manitoba farmer is bracing for them to get worse. Any day, an unprecedented heat wave smothering western North America will roll over her land, turning sun-baked soil to dust and leaving a poor crop of peas, wheat, and barley in its wake.
When Vancouver — and then Canada — announced plans to ban plastic straws, purveyors of takeout drinks feared business would suffer. After all, how do you sip bubble tea, a milkshake or a fruit smoothie without a straw?