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Constructing change: the activist toolkit

Creating Change: The West End Food Co-op and the Community Supported Orchard Program

October 2, 2013
| In the west end of Toronto, an innovative food co-op is bringing back the canning bee. This week in the Activist Toolkit podcast, I interviewed the Community Cannery Co-ordinator, James Partanen.
Length: 10:38 minutes (9.74 MB)
Photo: Dimitri dF/flickr
| September 30, 2013

Excerpt: Make it bacon? Controlling excessive meat consumption and finding progressive solutions

High Steaks: How and Why to Eat Less Meat

by Eleanor Boyle
(Post Hypnotic Press,
2013;
$40.00)

The following is an audio excerpt from the new audio book High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat by author Eleanor Boyle and narrated by Ann M. Richardson.

High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat takes a critical look at how North Americans consume meat and the long-term ecological problems that affect personal health and community well-being from those practices and points to progressive ways we can cut back on meat and also consume meat in a more sustainable and ecologically responsible manner.

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| April 24, 2013
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A number is never just a number: Food for thought

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1948

The year the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which enshrines the human right to food. That right is more clearly spelled out in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to which Canada signed on in 1976. (Source)

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| April 26, 2012
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| April 6, 2012

Going vegan

veganism is easier than you think!

Being vegan is a political decision. Whether it's an action against animal cruelty or a way to cut your carbon footprint, there are tons of benefits to going vegan. But it can seem like a daunting task. What do vegans even eat anyways? Do they get enough protein? This guide will quell questions and dispel myths for activists eager to change their lifestyle. It includes:

What it means to be vegan
Why bother
Myth vs fact
Going the distance

What's a vegan?

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The Dispatch

Fair trade and empire: An anti-capitalist critique of the fair-trade movement

March 27, 2012
| While fair trade channels more income into agricultural communities, it ultimately fails to address the colonial capitalist structures that produce the impoverishment of farmers on an ongoing basis.
Length: 13:02
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