Crops & Food Supply

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Event: Food Sovereignty models for "feeding the world and cooling the planet"

Event: Food Sovereignty models for “feeding the world and cooling the planet”

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) SFU UBC Public Lecture Join PICS for a special free Vancouver public lecture by Drs. Hannah Wittman and Andrew Riseman. These SFU and UBC faculty will present examples of models for diversified food systems that foster food security and environmental resilience in the context of climate change.  Dr. Hannah […]

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The Elephant in the Sweltering Sun: The Human Cost of Climate Change

The Elephant in the Sweltering Sun: The Human Cost of Climate Change

by Claire Havens, ACT Researcher It’s a sad situation that plays itself out regularly in northeastern Africa. Drought-stricken and conflict weary Somalians and Ethiopians flee the hardships of their country and head south, desperately trying to make it to South Africa where life might be a little more kind. Their treacherous journeys necessitate dealing with […]

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BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Series new from Climate Action Initiative

British Columbia Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative has released a new BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk + Opportunity Series of reports. Themes cover adaptation risk & opportunity assessment, and regional snapshots for the Central Interior, Fraser Valley & Metro Vancouver, Okanagan Region, Peace Region and Vancouver Island. The report library is available online. […]

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Ambitious new program to tackle the problems of food supply, food waste and sustainability

Ambitious new program to tackle the problems of food supply, food waste and sustainability

The New York Times’ Green blog argues why we need to think more holistically about the world’s food security in light of a changing and uncertain climate. The article explains that price jumps are attributed to the tight balance between supply and demand, a warming climate, and food waste. Over a billion people over-consume food, […]

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Looking at the future of our food

Looking at the future of our food

By Christina Toth, The Abbotsford, Mission Times Climate change will be – is – changing the foods we eat in Canada. Ask local farmers, and they know their growing seasons are shifting. Chilliwack corn and blueberries are some of the common foods we find in the Fraser Valley that may be affected, and what of […]

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The Importance of Grain in a Changing Climate

Ever since the global food price spike in 2007-2008, grain crops, which make up half of the total human caloric intake around the world, have been subject to much discussion as climate impacts such as droughts, heat waves and temperatures increases have continued to shift their prices upward. A recent article by Janet Larsen of […]

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Water Related Crises Hit Food, Clothes, Car Manufacturers

Water Related Crises Hit Food, Clothes, Car Manufacturers

An article at EnvironmentalLeader.com says that water issues caused by everything from drought to flooding have hit food and clothing manufacturers hard. “The Gap cut its profit forecast by 22 percent after the Texas drought killed much of the year’s cotton crop, Reuters said. Kraft, Sara Lee and Nestle have all announced plans to raise […]

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Thailand Inundated With Deadly Floodwaters

Thailand Inundated With Deadly Floodwaters

Thailand is experiencing crippling floods that have caused scores of deaths and damaging property and crops, as well as imposing significant business interruptions on Toyota, Daimler and Apple, and delaying the national school term. World food supply may be affected too, as Thailand is the world’s top rice exporter. Traders and analysts estimate about 2 […]

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