Monday September 19, 2016

A new report by Food Secure Canada, published earlier this month, is raising concern about the cost of food in Canada's northern communities.

Paying for nutrition: a report on food costing in the North focuses on 3 remote communities: Moose Factory, Fort Albany and Attawapiskat.

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(Source: CTV)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Monday Sep 19, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Thursday June 16, 2016

Researchers from the University of Leeds and Nottingham conducted this study, investigating how the environment influences women's dietary habits.

According to the study, In the U.K. "on average, no population group meets current dietary recommendations". Factors which influence nutrition can be complex and include social, economic, demographic, environmental and individual aspects. Understanding those factors however can help promote a healthier dietary choice.

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(Source: UK Data Service)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in DATA on Thursday Jun 16, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday June 15, 2016

Origins and primary regions of diversity of agricultural crops was created by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

It shows where the world's most used crops originated.

For example, potatoes and tomatoes come from the Andes; watermelon from southern Africa; bananas originate from south and southeast asia and ; blueberries from North America.

(Source: Kottke)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday Jun 15, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share