The Conversation: Protecting Biodiversity – Farmers and Agriculture

The Conversation: Protecting Biodiversity – Farmers and Agriculture

The Conversation: Protecting Biodiversity – Farmers and Agriculture “Given population pressure, it is not politically feasible to increase the extent of protected areas. The question is, how will Africa provide space for its wildlife and food production?” Dr. Terry Sunderland, CSFS Associate and professor in the Faculty of Forestry, co-authored an article on why resource […]
National Observer: B.C. Government Invests in Food Supply Chain

National Observer: B.C. Government Invests in Food Supply Chain

National Observer: B.C. Government Invests in Food Supply Chain “Free trade deals like NAFTA have consistently made it more difficult for smaller, regional food processing facilities to compete.” Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate and professor at the IRES (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) & LFS, recently interviewed in National Observer about food shortages during […]
Medium: Media Coverage of Climate Change during COVID-19

Medium: Media Coverage of Climate Change during COVID-19

Medium: Media Coverage of Climate Change during COVID-19 “Efforts are needed to put climate change back on the agenda and in the spotlight in media outlets worldwide.” Dr. Zia Mehrabi, CSFS Associate and researcher at the IRES (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability), wrote about how climate change was covered in the media during the […]
National Observer and The Star: Food Systems, Equity and Justice

National Observer and The Star: Food Systems, Equity and Justice

National Observer and The Star: Why one PhD student wants everyone to learn about food systems, equity and justice “When we think of the food bank, we’re not necessarily thinking that people who use the food bank should have a say in the decisions or the kinds of services offered or the kinds of food […]
National Observer: Plant-Based Meats and Sustainability

National Observer: Plant-Based Meats and Sustainability

National Observer: Plant-Based Meats and Sustainability “Industrial agriculture is associated with myriad environmental impacts, from nitrous oxide emissions tied to excessive fertilizer use to hurting pollinators through habitat destruction.” Dr. Navin Ramankutty, CSFS Associate and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change and Food Security, recently gave input in The National Observer regarding the sustainability […]
National Observer: Effects of COVID-19 on Food Security and Mental Health

National Observer: Effects of COVID-19 on Food Security and Mental Health

National Observer: Effects of COVID-19 on Food Security and Mental Health “We know that there’s this co-existence of food insecurity and mental health problems. It’s a feedback loop, where one makes the other worse.” Dr. Jennifer Black, CSFS Associate and LFS Professor, recently commented in The National Observer about the impacts of COVID-19 on two […]
The Star and IndigiNews: Teachings of a Great-Grandmother

The Star and IndigiNews: Teachings of a Great-Grandmother

The Star and IndigiNews: How this birth worker carries on the teachings of her great grandmother “The foods that we eat — the pieces of the land, the berries, the fish, and the roots — get transformed into our food, which transforms into our bodies, all of our cells and DNA, and that gets passed […]
WIRED: Bees Paint Animal Poo on Their Homes to Repel Giant Hornets

WIRED: Bees Paint Animal Poo on Their Homes to Repel Giant Hornets

WIRED: Bees Paint Animal Poo on Their Homes to Repel Giant Hornets “If that compound can be discovered or identified, then for sure, it could be used as a way to ward off the Asian giant hornet.” Dr. Leonard Foster, CSFS associate and professor at UBC Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and beekeeper at the UBC […]
*Online* Finding Flowers: Examining Intersections of Art, Ecology and Pedagogy

*Online* Finding Flowers: Examining Intersections of Art, Ecology and Pedagogy

The CSFS Future of Food Global Dialogue Series presents: *Online* Finding Flowers: Examining Intersections of Art, Ecology and Pedagogy About this Seminar Inspired by the late Mi’kmaq artist Mike MacDonald, the Finding Flowers project aims to build connections and knowledge about people, land and wildlife by bridging art and science. The loss of pollinators and […]
ZME Science Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi

ZME Science Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi

ZME Science Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi “There’s an assumption that we’re going to be able to target everyone with these new technologies and everyone is going to be able to benefit.” Dr. Zia Mehrabi, CSFS Associate, recently gave input to ZME Science about how advanced technology could create more inequality and divide, due to the […]