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food security  // Posts tagged as "food security"

02 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Why Bees are Disappearing Ted Talk: Marla Spivak

Why Bees are Disappearing Ted Talk: Marla Spivak

About 8 years ago North America was shocked by the announcement of widespread colony collapse disorder: the massive disappearance of entire colonies of bees. While many of us would claim to feel a fondness for our fellow bumble bee, few of us may have thought about how important the survival of the bee is to our own. […]

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28 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Stand up for Local Food Systems! Feb 10th 2014

Stand up for Local Food Systems! Feb 10th 2014

“3 days… 9 meals each if we’re lucky… 3 days  ’till stocked shelves reveal themselves as barren… Until we all understand that resource scarcity is a lack of security.” Watch this fantastic spoken word with Jeremy Loveday on local food security and what you can do to protect BC’s land base – Feb 10, 2014.

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14 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Changing the Way We Eat

Changing the Way We Eat

These days we’re challenged to eat healthfully, be it due to cost, quality, or accessibility.  And here in the CRD, there is growing interest in supporting a local food economy. So how might we change the way we eat? In this lively session, each speaker has no more than 3 minutes and 5 images to […]

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02 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Waste Not

Waste Not

We waste our food. By some estimates, as much as 1/3 of all food grown in the world never gets eaten. More than half the food chucked out in Canada is binned locally – in people’s homes or at neighbourhood groceries. So, to reduce the amount of waste, we need to act locally. This year […]

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Eat from your Street

Eat from your Street

That’s not setting out plates and cutlery in the left-turn lane, you understand. No, we’re talking about growing your food very near where you live, especially in (previously) unconventional places and ways. Last year’s discussion on this topic became so lively that we thought we’d never persuade the audience that we had run out of […]

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