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Post-secondary students are literally going hungry in Canada

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A new report reveals that out of over 4,000 students surveyed from five universities across Canada, a surprising 39 per cent are food insecure.

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| November 3, 2016
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| November 2, 2016

Site C protesters continue hunger strike as food security, environmental concerns persist

Kristin Henry & Sage Birley pictured outside BC Hydro

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Update: Kristin Henry was hospitalized on the evening of March 31 after being on hunger strike for almost three weeks. She was released on April 5 according to the Stop Site C facebook group.

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February 24, 2016 |
'Food insecurity' refers to the inadequate access to food because of financial constraints -- and it's a larger problem in Canada than most realize.

Need for national food policy intensifies as costs soar and food insecurity remains

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| December 14, 2015

New agriculture, local food and co-ops in Ontario's North

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The Bring Food Home Conference in Sudbury Ontario this November was an opportunity for hundreds of food, farm, fish and traditional foods practitioners and advocates from across the province to share and learn in a three-day gathering of workshops, panels and tours. The excitement in the north around local food shone through in session after session.

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November 30, 2015 |
Child and family poverty in Nova Scotia has increased. The most recent data reveal that 37,650 children, more than 1 in 5, were living in poverty in 2013.
October 27, 2015 |
The election results are a reason to be optimistic for the future of food policy in Canada. Let's take a look at where the new Canadian government stands on Canada's most pressing food issues.
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