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Canadian food prices have soared over the past year. Higher food costs can affect nutrition decisions and ultimately health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Inflation bites: How rising food costs affect nutrition and health

Rapid increases in food prices due to inflation mean many Canadians may be making different food choices. Here are the possible short- and long-term effects of that, and some ways to save money.
Companies are remaking their supply chains to rely less on China and the massive container ships steaming across the oceans. AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton

Global economy 2023: COVID-19 turned global supply chains upside down – 3 ways the pandemic forced companies to rethink and transform how they source their products

Companies around the world are rapidly reshoring factories, investing in new technologies and building their inventories – shifts that all mean higher costs for consumers.
‘Permacrisis’ is Collins Dictionary’s 2022 word of the year, but polycrisis is a more accurate term to describe the world’s ongoing crises and how they’re interacting with one another. (Pixabay)

‘Polycrisis’ may be a buzzword, but it could help us tackle the world’s woes

What’s a polycrisis? We’re in one, and greed and power are undoubtedly worsening it, but our knowledge remains poor. Experts know a lot about individual risks and crises, but not how they interact.
Amazon workers sort packages for delivery on East 14th Street in New York City, July 12, 2022. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

How many Amazon packages get delivered each year?

The rise of e-commerce means billions of packages are delivered in the US each year. That creates traffic and pollution, but urban freight researchers are finding better way to get goods to customers.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, German vice-chancellor Robert Habeck and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at a hydrogen energy deal signing ceremony on August 23, 2022 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

New ‘hydrogen alliance’ offers Canada an opportunity to export ammonia to Europe

A new energy deal between Canada and Germany could revitalize the Port of Churchill in Manitoba by increasing ammonia export traffic.

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