Toque macaques in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.
Future initiatives for conservation mainly depend on the proper co-ordination of scientists, governments, conservation groups and the media, especially when corruption is close by.
A potato farmer works his fields in Prince Edward Island. The time has come for Canada to go beyond growing crops and raising livestock; it’s time to expand its agri-food sector and create its own beloved food products.
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Canada does well growing crops and raising livestock, but it's missed the boat in developing its own popular food brands. As preferences change, Canada has a chance to shine in the agri-food sector.
Is meat the new tobacco? Some are suggesting it is, and urging a “sin tax” on beef, pork and other meats.
Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
In this recent photo, South Koreans watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s speech.
(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Chrystia Freeland and Rex Tillerson should remember one point when they meet in Vancouver soon to discuss North Korea: Kim Jong-un runs a feudal gangland, not a nation state.
Rohingya Muslim women who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh stretch their arms out to collect aid distributed by relief agencies in this September 2017 photo. A campaign of killings, rape and arson attacks by security forces and Buddhist-aligned mobs have sent more than 850,000 of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya fleeing.
(AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
Blockchain technology could solve food safety and fraud by enabling immediate traceability to the point of origin.
Food fraud and safety concerns are an ongoing problem in the agrifood sector— could blockchain technology be a solution?
Plus de 2 milliards de tasses de café sont bues chaque jour dans le monde.
Le changement climatique pourrait gravement affecter la production du café sur les 80 prochaines années.
An Amazon worker loads a bag of groceries into a customer’s car trunk at an AmazonFresh Pickup location in Seattle in March 2017. Amazon hopes to offer the service to its Prime customers soon and promises crews will deliver items to cars in as little as 15 minutes after orders are placed. Loblaw is preparing for Amazon to introduce similar services in Canada.
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Loblaw is playing defence against Amazon, the boogeyman of retailing. But if Canadian grocers went on the offensive, they'd be able to deliver much more than food to Canadian homes.
African Americans are being misdiagnosed with the heart condition (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) that caused the sudden death of basketball player Hank Gathers (pictured left with teammate Bo Kimble) in 1990. Lack of ethnic diversity in genomic databases is a big part of the reason for these misdiagnoses.
(AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
Genome sequencing is transforming the way we diagnose disease. But lack of diversity in genomic data means only some Canadians will benefit from this revolutionary technology.
More carbon stays in the soil when farmers leave their fields alone between harvesting and planting.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
The Paris climate agreement aims to limit global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels. We need to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but we can also make gains with carbon farming.
Loaves of fresh-baked bread line the shelves at a bakery.
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Canadian consumers could benefit from the Competition Bureau’s investigation into the so-called bread cartel, but not in a way they think. Here's how.
“Grocerant” is a new term that describes what smart grocery stores are becoming – a place for shoppers not only to stock up on essentials, but also to buy high quality prepared meals that can be taken home or eaten on site.
The “grocerant” model is going mainstream, and it’s not just because of millennials. A wide swath of consumers from different demographics are demanding the convenience of a grocery store/restaurant.
Gory and gross, insects use disguises to improve their odds of survival.
Some insects wear gory disguises and macabre masks year round, not just at Halloween.
Pada 2100, lebih dari separuh tanah yang sekarang ditanami kopi akan tak lagi subur.
Kopi adalah komoditas yang paling banyak diperdagangkan di dunia setelah minyak. Namun, ketika perubahan iklim mengintai, ada ancaman nyata bagi kisah sukses global kopi.
Over 90 per cent of food and beverage product ads viewed by children and youth online are for unhealthy food products.
New data on soaring child obesity should not come as a surprise. The food industry spends billions marketing unhealthy foods in a global society where over-eating is seen as a character flaw.
A worker handles meat at the Doly-Com abattoir in Romania in 2013 when Europe was facing a scandal over incorrectly declared horsemeat. The problem of food fraud and its health and economic implications affect a broad range of foods around the world, but technology could soon end the problem.
(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Food fraud is a common problem that technologies such as blockchain and DNA fingerprinting can help to solve.
Not all tuna are caught using sustainable methods.
Are consumers being duped into thinking they are supporting a sustainable fishery?
Climate change could severely impact the world’s coffee-producing nations and turn a cup of decent java into a luxury in the years to come.
By 2100, more than 50 per cent of the land now used to grow coffee will no longer be arable. Climate change is changing the game to such an extent that Canada could one day become a coffee producer.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is not the first Canadian politician to hold the job who’s been confronted with outrage over tax reform proposals. But it’s time to listen to people who get riled up about tax increases.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Outrage over tax reform is nothing new. But if we can't be calm about tax, we can at least learn from the stories spoken in anger.
Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.
A new gene editing experiment explores human development. With this comes new ethical questions: How do scientists acquire embryos and how are their projects approved?