We are what we eat, and with more dysfunction, complexity and opportunity in our food systems than ever before, what we choose to put in our bodies has never been more critical. From the unsettling trajectory of
We are what we eat, and with more dysfunction, complexity and opportunity in our food systems than ever before, what we choose to put in our bodies has never been more critical. From the unsettling trajectory of genetically modified alfalfa to where fish fits into the local food movement, Food & Drink tackles some of the most important food choices Canadians are facing today. It also includes our reviews of six locally derived Canadian spirits and some mouth-watering recipes!
We hope this crop of stories feeds your mind and fuels your next step forward.
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Listen up: In this issue’s podcast you’ll learn that the Canadian government doesn’t care about organic food or healthy drinking water. Web Editor Emily Slofstra interviewed Taarini Chopra, author of this issue’s “Be Warned,” about how genetically modified alfalfa could impact the organic food system. Daryn Caister interviewed Chris Wood about his book Down the Drain: How We are Failing to Protect Our Water Resources.
Here’s what else you get when you buy the issue:
Letter to the Editor: Why Wellington County Is Standing Up to Nestlé – Maude Barlow
In Brief: Fixing Chains & Making Change, Restitching Bangladesh’s Social Fabric
Head First – Julie Bélanger
Next-generation bike helmets come from free-wheeling minds.
Comfort Food – Emily Van Halem
How scientists, farmers and new Canadians are welcoming world crops to Ontario soil.
+ What Are World Crops?
+ World Food Lab
+ Recipe – Curried Chicken and Okra
Hidden Streams – Leeza Shabekov
We can save several billion drops of the blue gold by watching our waste lines.
A Rotten Shame
Klaus Pichler’s One Third project illuminates our worldwide waste problem.
Drowning in Neglect – Ralph Pentland & Chris Wood
If the government treated Attawapiskat like Afghanistan, Canada’s First Nations communities would have safe water.
+ Listen to the podcast to hear Chris Wood use the term “genital equipment” (and learn why that’s related to water issues).
The Grapes of Math – Kyrke Gaudreau
Advancing the science of wine production in Israel’s Negev Desert.
+ Why Do Wines Taste Different?
Are There Limits to Solar Power? – Andrew Nikiforuk
The short answer – yes – highlights five inconvenient truths.
The Secret’s Out – Semini Pathberiya
A Montreal chef is on a mission to prove how decadent vegan food can be.
+ Recipes – Ancho chocolate truffle pie with sea salt & Butternut squash walnut ice cream
Spectrum – Bob Gibson
Political colours were originally based on blood. Adding chlorophyll changes things.
Enough is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill – Reviewed by Gideon Forman
Kent Monkman: The Big Four, Glenbow Museum – Reviewed by Glen Anderson
Nothing Like Chocolate, directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani – Reviewed by Wendy Guymer Tutt