Ontario woman files proposed class-action lawsuit over salmonella-tainted cantaloupes

Ontario woman files proposed class-action lawsuit over salmonella-tainted cantaloupes

Ontario woman files proposed class-action lawsuit over salmonella-tainted cantaloupes January 3rd, 2024 An Ontario woman who became ill after eating cantaloupe is the lead plaintiff in a second proposed class-action lawsuit filed over cantaloupe-linked salmonella infections across the country. Cantaloupe is grown in bushes and is particularly vulnerable to salmonella carried by wild animals, such […]

Climate Resilient Farming: Bok Choy and Rice

Food at the Tipping Point: Ways Forward from a Food System in Crisis Climate Resilient Farming: Bok Choy and Rice Learn about Wendel’s research on rice growing techniques View this post on Instagram A post shared by CSFS at UBC Farm (@ubcfarm) Learn about Amanda’s research on shading bok choy View this post on Instagram […]

Is the Future too Bright?

Food at the Tipping Point: Ways Forward from a Food System in Crisis Is the Future too Bright? Meet Daphne and the “ALANizers” she designed View this post on Instagram A post shared by CSFS at UBC Farm (@ubcfarm) Learn about why research on ALAN is important View this post on Instagram A post shared […]

Beyond the Fields: Exploring On-Farm Biodiversity

Food at the Tipping Point: Ways Forward from a Food System in Crisis Beyond the Fields: Exploring On-Farm Biodiversity Dr. Matt Mitchell talks about the biodiversity project at the UBC Farm View this post on Instagram A post shared by CSFS at UBC Farm (@ubcfarm) Why monitor biodiversity? Matt Mitchell explains the purpose behind the […]
LFS 496 Student Profile: Asalah, Farm hand at City Beet Farm

LFS 496 Student Profile: Asalah, Farm hand at City Beet Farm

LFS 496 Student Profile: Asalah, Farm hand at City Beet Farm Supervisor: Liana Glass What do you study? Environment and Sustainability What was your work placement? Assisting with harvesting vegetables + flowers for City Beet’s weekly CSA and markets! What did you get out of doing this placement? I loved getting a deeper look + […]
LFS 496 Student Profile: Malli, Farm hand at City Beet Farm

LFS 496 Student Profile: Malli, Farm hand at City Beet Farm

LFS 496 Student Profile: Malli, Farm hand at City Beet Farm Supervisor: Liana Glass What do you study? Urban Forestry What was your work placement? Helping out with harvesting and processing for CSA boxes and later soil testing project What did you get out of doing this placement? Working with City Beet Farm, I gained […]
Sustainable packaging made from blueberries

Sustainable packaging made from blueberries

Sustainable packaging made from blueberries November 6, 2023 Land and food systems professor Dr. Anubhav Pratap-Singh and graduate student Xanyar Mohammadi are developing a sustainable food packaging made from blueberries. “This packaging is very flexible, and is very strong compared to regular plastic. Sometimes it’s even more resistant than plastic” says Mohammadi. “This sustainable packaging […]
Food security starts with seeds

Food security starts with seeds

Food security starts with seeds   October 31, 2023 The Ubyssey interviewed UBC Farm staff and researchers about The Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement (CANOVI) project, an ongoing research project at the UBC Farm. Organic growers in Canada “rely largely on seeds that are produced outside of Canada,” said plant breeding postdoc and CSFS associate Weijia […]
LFS 496 Student Profile: Madelena, Nature Camps Assistant for Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association

LFS 496 Student Profile: Madelena, Nature Camps Assistant for Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association

LFS 496 Student Profile: Madelena, Nature Camps Assistant for Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association Supervisor: Natasha Friedmann (she/they), Assistant Manager of Youth Programs for Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association What do you study? I am majoring in Food, Nutrition, and Health What was your work placement? As a Nature Camps Assistant, I was very lucky to have […]
LFS 496 Student Profile: Rachel

LFS 496 Student Profile: Rachel

LFS 496 Student Profile: Rachel – Sole Food Street Farms Compost Specialist Meet Rachel! The fantastic compost specialist who joined Sole Food Street Farms this season through the UBC Farm – Centre for Sustainable Food Systems career development placement. Rachel built life in their boxes by conducting soil analysis and developing a new compost recipe […]