We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer Hamish Hamilton | 2019 | 272 pages This is one of those books which deals with a divisive subject (climate change) and then creates yet more discord amongst readers because of the author’s style and message. Jonathan Safran Foer delves into… Continue reading We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
by Julia Smith Blue Sky Ranch, Merritt, B.C. Seems like everyone is selling “local, sustainable, ethical” meat these days. It’s big business and even companies like Walmart and McDonald’s are cashing in on consumer demand for products that are produced using methods that take issues like animal welfare and the environment into consideration. There are all… Continue reading Buying Local, Sustainable, Ethical Meat
by Stan Hirst In his recent book I’m right and you’re an idiot author James Hoggan describes the ‘public square’ as a literal and symbolic place where people meet to discuss important community matters and governance, and to participate in democracy. He notes that the modern public square, especially in relation to environmental concerns, has… Continue reading Genetically engineered crops: discord in the public square
by Stan Hirst The Suzuki Elders’ Educational and Community Engagement Working Group have identified food security as one of several focuses for its ongoing educational programme. Two salons on the subject have been held in recent months (summarized at this link and at this link). These meetings were structured as community events and so understandably… Continue reading Food Security in the 21st Century: A Global View
April 18, 2018. Fifteen elders from the North Shore ElderCollege Society and the Suzuki Elders sat around paper-strewn tables in the Capilano Library, North Vancouver, and considered a topic of great importance to elders and to everyone else. How secure is our food supply and what should we be doing to ensure its security in… Continue reading Food Security in the 21st Century: Are we prepared?
by Stan Hirst The question of food security has long been an item of debate amongst the Suzuki Elders. Based as we are in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, we often hear concerns over Canada’s exposure to impacts to the food supply system from factors such as loss of B.C. farmland from urbanization and industrialization, and… Continue reading Food Security in the 21st Century: Are We Prepared?