As King Charles III begins his reign after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, environmentalists will be watching how — and if — the new monarch will continue to advocate for climate action and the environment.
Higher food prices have pushed some of the more than 60,000 temporary farm workers who come to Canada each year to skimp on their own meals so they can make sure their relatives at home are able to afford food.
Health care is responsible for about 4.6 per cent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions, and many of these emissions can be traced back to waste from food and a reliance on single-use plastic items, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
The average price of food has soared by 8.8 per cent, forcing about a quarter of Canadians to cut back on their grocery bills in an effort to adapt, StatCan reports. But those increases haven't been equally distributed, with the price of some foods spiking nearly twice as much as others.
Real estate prices have soared across Canada in recent years, and farmland is no different. From B.C. to the Maritimes, farmland near urban centres is being eyed by developers seeking to turn fields into suburban malls and cul-de-sacs.