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Rising meat consumption disaster for environment

October 17, 2015
| People worldwide are eating more and more meat, leading to a loss of biodiversity, an increase in greenhouse gases and and land grabs in the global south. Brian Machovina says it's time to cut down.
Length: 14:48 minutes (13.56 MB)

Vote for health!

The Canadian federal election is nearly upon us -- Upstream believes that our health and well-being is what elections are all about. Even after all this time their enthusiasm to see leadership bringing health into all policies is still as strong as ever, and they hope yours is too.

This election, let's demand real leadership on childcare, quality employment, affordable housing, pharmacare and climate change. Let's vote for what will make Canada a better place for all. This election, let's vote for health.

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Kelly Hadfield on Ghana, social change and choice

October 2, 2015
| Kelly has a great story to tell and is a woman with a cause. She proves that little things make a big difference and that moving the social change needle requires commitment, passion and focus.
Length: 44:23 minutes (50.8 MB)
| September 15, 2015
Photo: Flickr/Gregory Rinaldi
| September 8, 2015
| August 25, 2015
| August 21, 2015
A redacted copy of the K-Bro linens contract. All information related to price a
| July 27, 2015
Margot Bentley in a family handout
| July 13, 2015

The 'truth' about obesity, weight loss and health?

Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight -- And What We Can Do About It

by Harriet Brown
(De Capo Press,

Reports in the media suggest that obesity is a growing danger. Too many people weigh too much and the numbers of such individuals have increased substantially over the last decades. Such excess weight is associated with a variety of diseases and other negative consequences, ranging from high blood pressure to inability to fit into an airline seat, from diabetes to coffins that are too small for obese deceased.

Yet such narratives of obesity are increasingly challenged.



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