Food & Health

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70 years in the fight for public health care

Aug 3, 2014
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Join us for a discussion with author and socialist Julie Devaney about the current attacks on health care and the push for privatization.
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Food Fight: Monsanto

I was late. Not as late  as I had figured I was, but some minor engagements online had kept me from being the kind of early I wanted to be. I arrived in Veterans' Park across from the Library in downtown Red Deer on May 24/14 expecting a throng of angry citizens ready to hurl a Molotov cocktail at the establishment. Instead, what I found was a peaceful demonstration already in process. Thank God. Signs with slogans such as 'OMG GMO WTF are you eating?'; 'HECK NO GMO' and many other creative and colourful motifs filled the square. By square, of course, I mean the recently christened Veteran's Park, a section of Ross that has since been blocked off, filled with wrought iron tables and benches and is centered on Red Deer's cenotaph.

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Giant Rocking Chair tour

Jun 6, 2014
Queen's Park
Queen's Park Circle and Grosvenor St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 42.2928" N, 79° 23' 23.5752" W
Ontario CA
Please come out to join the media events as the Giant "Rock-in" Chair tour comes to your town!
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4th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Jun 7, 2014 to Jun 8, 2014
PNE Forum
2901 E Hastings Street at Renfrew
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 52.05" N, 123° 2' 38.6592" W
British Columbia CA
The fourth annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire returns to inspire DIY enthusiasts at Vancouver's biggest show and tell.
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Documentary: Diversidad – A Road Trip to Deconstruct Dinner

May 22, 2014 to May 23, 2014
Octopus Books Centretown Location
251 Bank St., 2nd Floor
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 58.6944" N, 75° 41' 49.3476" W
Ontario CA
Join us for a documentary about a group of young Canadians who got on their bikes to raise awareness about the impacts of the World Trade Organization and industrial agriculture.
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Book Launch and Potluck: Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

May 15, 2014
Octopus Books Centretown Location
251 Bank St., 2nd Floor
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 58.6944" N, 75° 41' 49.3476" W
Ontario CA
Author Heather Menzies will be joined by Bill Shields from the West End Well (food) Co-op for a vivid discussion connecting the larger vision of reclaiming the commons with the local.
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Eating Innovation: the art, culture, science and business of entomphagy

Aug 26, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
Space for Life/Espace Pour La Vie
4581, rue Sherbrooke Est H1X 2B2
Montréal , QC
Canada
45° 33' 39.4164" N, 73° 33' 28.6812" W
Quebec CA
The Future Food Salon Group, in collaboration with the Montreal Space For Life Insectarium, is hosting the first international conference on entomophagy to be held North America.
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Quebec Veal Industry Horror

By: Victor Malarek CTV W5 Senior Reporter, Published on Sat Apr 19 2014

Baby calves, just weeks old, are kicked, punched, slapped and yelled at by barn employees. Some are grabbed by the testicles to force them into narrow wooden stalls. Several lie gasping for air on slats stained with urine and feces.

These are among the disturbing images revealed in undercover video footage shot by Mercy for Animals Canada, an anti-cruelty animal activist group, at a milk-fed-veal complex in Pont Rouge, outside Quebec City. It was obtained by CTV’s W5 as part of its investigative report on the Quebec veal industry.

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Growing Peas, Greens, and Chives

Apr 13, 2014
Marpole Place Neighbourhood House
8680 Hudson Street at St. Augustine's Church Hall
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA
Marpole Neighbourhood Food Network presents a workshop for the beginner-level gardener. Bring a description of your growing area including measurements.
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Lifetime electric skillet probe - cord - control?

Someone gave me a Lifetime stainless steel electric skillet, made by West Bend. There is a lot of crap about "waterless cooking", but it looks like a good, solid electric braising pan in a non-reactive material.

But there is no cord. It takes a WB-1 cord - different from the standard probe control cords I have, and nowhere here has any.

Any idea what I can do? I really like this pan - it is very hard to find them without a non-stick coating.

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National Day of Action for a New Health Accord (Brampton)

Mar 31, 2014
Tim Horton's, Shoppers' World
497 Main St. S.
Brampton , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.9188" N, 79° 44' 13.4304" W
Ontario CA
We are sounding the alarm about the federal government's funding cuts to wake Canadians up to what this means for our health-care services.
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babble book club: 'Salt: A World History'

Up next: 'Salt: A World History' by Mark Kurlansky with a final discussion date of March 21 at 2pm EST where more users will be online to discuss the book in real time, but of course, conversation and discussion is encouraged throughout the reading time.

This book is a bit of a departure for the bbc, or at least according to the cover. Why? Well, it's about salt. Not politics, not CanLit, not activism, but salt. But of course, in the hands of a good writer, who knows what the wonderful topic, and seasoning, salt will bring us!

Here's a snippet of the summary:

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