Cloe Logan is a reporter and photographer covering food security for Canada’s National Observer thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative and the Government of Canada.
Logan, who is a graduate of the Langara Journalism program, spent the last year working as a staff reporter for the Parksville Qualicum Beach News on Vancouver Island where she wrote a series highlighting the lack of a cold-weather shelter in the area, while also covering municipal and breaking news for the paper. Prior to that, she contributed to an investigation into inauthentic Indigenous art sold in Vancouver's souvenir shops with The Discourse.
Many things can spell the last straw for an exhausted farmer — a crop that doesn’t work out, a few too many days working in a row. For Kristen Penhall, it was a comment about the number of carrots in one of her vegetable boxes.
With about a third of the world's food coming from farms two hectares in size or smaller, the findings point to a need for better global policies to support smaller, more diversified farms, say the researchers behind the analysis.