Issues Pages: Food & Health

A caution sign reads "Pesticide spraying in progress. Proceed at own risk." Image credit: jetsandzeppelins/Flickr
Lois Ross | A Health Canada agency is proposing to increase the levels allowed by law of glyphosate (e.g., Roundup) permitted in Canadian food.
A sunset in Sutton, Ontario. Image: pontla/Flickr
Evelyn Lazare | As we emerge from stay-at-home orders like groundhogs into the sun, don't forget these important health safety measures.
Toronto police and security personnel are seen through an orange fence during the eviction. Image: Rafi Aaron/Used with permission
Cathy Crowe | Toronto's mayor John Tory continues to defy international public health guidelines to not evict encampments and employ a human rights approach.
Single-use plastic straws, which could be banned by the end of 2021. Image: Chemist 4 U/Flickr
Joyce Nelson | In May, Canada added plastic items to the list of toxic substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Within days, the plastics industry filed an application for a lawsuit.
Image: Dr. Vandana Shiva. Used with Permission
Victoria Fenner, Resh Budhu | Ep. 6 of the Courage My Friends podcast concludes with Dr. Vandana Shiva, internationally renowned eco-feminist, scientist and author.
A dog named Flash watches planes go by. Image credit: bravoinsd/Flickr
Pro Bono, Claudia Pedrero | In a policy change effective March 1, 2021, Air Canada implemented a ban on emotional support animals in its cabins.
Public health initiative in rural Karnataka, India. Image credit: Trinity Care Foundation/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The gap between the rich and the poor is the result of vaccine apartheid. While this inequity persists, none of us will truly be safe.
Dairy cows. Image credit: CallyL/
Lois Ross | The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of supply management and how it has actually helped secure domestic supply and lessen food waste compared to the situation in many other countries.
A syringe and needle. Image credit: Bicanski/Pixnio.
Evelyn Lazare | With new variants developing rapidly, Canadians can expect that an annual booster for COVID-19 will become a routine part of preventive health care.
Cancun: a destination prize offered to participants in Alberta's vaccine lottery. Image credit: Jorge Nava/Flickr.
David J. Climenhaga | Many Albertans' travel dreams seem to involve getting the hell out of the province and not coming back. This is particularly true of physicians from southern Alberta.
Zoe Dodd and Keith McCrady. Image credit: used with permission
Victoria Fenner, Resh Budhu | Episode four of the Courage My Friends podcast asks: 'What can Indigenous philosophies teach us about health and wellness?' With guests Zoë Dodd and Keith McCrady.
Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson. Image credit: Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | The U.K., Germany, and Canada were silent on the subject of monopoly pharmaceutical companies unwilling to act on behalf of countries in need of vaccines because it would interfere with their profits.