Food & Health


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Agriculture is part of the climate change solution | Jan 24 2017 | Lois Ross | Agriculture can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it is going to mean putting stewardship and food production ahead of profit and expansion. It is possible.
Image: Wayne Roberts
Rethinking revolution on the centenary of the Russian Revolution | Jan 17 2017 | Wayne Roberts | If I can't eat local, sustainable and slow food, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Tom Varco
Canada is wasting billions of dollars a year on prescription drugs | Jan 16 2017 | Redeye Collective | A national pharmacare program would save the health-care system billions and improve the health of the one in 10 Canadians who can't afford the medication they are prescribed.
Photo credit: Kristen Fahrig
On wildness: Community and control in urban green space | Jan 13 2017 | Ava Lightbody | The wild and wayward life of a tiny, disproportionately lively square of parkland in Toronto's west end has a lesson to teach us about the rewards of relinquishing control.
Image: Will Fisher/flickr
'Giving the people what they couldn't possibly want': Notes from Ontario's homecare system | Jan 12 2017 | Julie Devaney | The argument for home care was that it was giving the people what they want. So why are patients now being asked to leave their homes to access care after being discharged from hospitals?
Image: Flickr/Tylor Sherman
Epidemic of overdose deaths legacy of 10 years of anti-harm reduction | Jan 12 2017 | Redeye Collective | Jordan Westfall says the hundreds of drug overdose deaths are a legacy of Harper's approach. Westfall is someone who formerly used opioid drugs and wrote his master's thesis on overdose prevention.
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The battle of Romeo Dallaire's life may not be Rwanda after all, but PTSD | Jan 10 2017 | Gerry Caplan | With a new book due to be published soon, it may be that Gen. Romeo Dallaire's long battle with PTSD may be turning a corner.
Getting on -- and getting over the ageism that comes with it | Jan 9 2017 | J. Baglow | Ageism is no joke. Take it from me.
Image: Flickr/Eric Norris
Preventing chronic pain in the workplace would go long way in solving prescription opioid crisis | Jan 6 2017 | Penney Kome | The U.S. and to some extent Canada still don't have workplace regulations to protect workers from chronic pain.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, 2013
Refusing assisted dying on moral grounds not just an indignity, it's an erosion of public health care | Jan 3 2017 | Benjamin Diepeveen | Opponents of the right to medically assisted death have been active at the provincial level. In Ontario, their efforts have taken the form of a new variation on an old theme: conscientious objection.
Public pain and collective rage at the end of 2016 | Dec 29 2016 | Liz Kessler | It's not safe for everyone to be open about mental illnesses and pain. But for those of us who can, we need to be open, and we need to create the space for others to be open, too.
Fracking the Bakken Formation in North Dakota
US EPA finds that fracking can have a major impact on the quality of water | Dec 23 2016 | Final report is a useful tool for those of us fighting against fracking

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