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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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by Edited by Vandana Shiva
(North Atlantic Books,
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$35.00)

The following is a Truthout interview with Vandana Shiva. Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission.

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Misshapen fruit and vegetables delivered direct to consumers

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| A new startup in the Bay Area collects and sells the less-than-perfect fruit and vegetables that farmers usually throw out, combating a major source of food waste in the process.
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| February 4, 2016

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Gavin Armstrong on social entrepreneurship, malnutrition and the Lucky Iron Fish

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