An international conference aimed at tackling hunger and reducing the environmental impact of our food could end up making the situation worse, including in Canada, a coalition of farmers, activists, and scholars are warning.
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.
Food sovereignty puts the voices and concerns of small farmers — most of whom are women — centre stage, along with fishers, Indigenous Peoples and others marginalized by the global food system, write Eric Chaurette and Gisèle Yasmeen.
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.