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Leah WhiteLeah White has called St. John's home for almost four years and has recently joined Second Harvest (Canada’s largest food rescue charity) as Head of Operations here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Leah comes from a background in the service industry but has worked in many other fields along the way. One of her favourite work experiences was teaching primary school students on Jeju Island in South Korea. From that island to this one, Leah is bringing her enthusiasm to this new role and is honoured to be working for such a wonderful organization that is doing great things for our communities and for our planet.

 

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Food Distribution, News |

Climate Change Impacts on Food & Farming in Newfoundland and Labrador

How will climate change affect food and food security in NL? What challenges and opportunities exist for local food production in NL, in the face of a changing climate, both ……

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Should Government Be Taxing Gardens?

Even though food is not taxed, the HST is applied to seeds, plants, soil and garden equipment used for growing food.   Should our federal government be making it more ……

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Should We Bring Back Victory Gardens?

Farmers Almanac posted an interesting article last year on the history of Victory Gardens and makes a case for why they should make a comeback. Read more here.…

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CBC Article on Food Insecurity In The North

An orange in Inuvik costs about $1.95 to $3, depending on the season, with gas prices driving things up. CBC investigates in this article. An orange’s journey from the orchard ……

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CBC What On Earth

Food Producers Forum Chair Dan Rubin appeared on CBC’s What On Earth on February 27th to talk about our community-driven food security projects.…

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Why is Food so Expensive?

Everything seems to be getting more expensive. Food, gas and housing prices are on the rise while paycheques are slow to keep pace. The CBC News series Priced Out explains ……

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Maine Passes First “Right To Food” Amendment in the US

Citizens of Maine now have a Constitutional right to grow, raise, process, barter, trade and sell their own food without government interference. Read about the first “Right To Food”…

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Alberta’s Vertical Farms Focus on Stability, Sustainability

In a warehouse bay nestled between a casino and a car dealership in southeast Calgary, NuLeaf Farms produces leafy greens and herbs such as thyme and basil. The company’s operation ……

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Sustainable Agriculture: A Quantitative Assessment

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has published an assessment of sustainable agriculture across the globe. They have developed the Sustainable Agriculture Matrix which…

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Demand For Locally Grown Fresh Food

This interesting collection of data was derived from more than six dozen interview subjects and nine restaurants in St. John’s, as part of a research project conducted by Trevor Blackler, ……

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