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Approximately one-third of 2SLGBTQ+ young people who participated in a nutrition study noted that they did not have any support systems in place to help them with their nutritional needs during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Food insecurity during COVID-19: 2SLGBTQ+ people talk about challenges and support

Food insecurity is a social justice issue tied to social determinants of health. Historically marginalized people like 2SLGBTQ+ youth are at risk, and more likely to be food insecure during COVID-19.
Science shows that humans are happier and healthier around other animal and plant species. Artur Debat/Moment via Getty Images

Do humans really need other species?

People wouldn’t last long without the countless other species we depend on for survival.
The Canadian government has proposed a plan to cut emissions from fertilizers by 30 per cent from 2020 levels by 2030. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

The federal government’s plan to cut fertilizer emissions will not threaten food security

The emission reduction targets outlined for Canadian fertilizer use will not lead to food shortages and food insecurity.
Hopefully, the pepperoni won’t get too jealous over its disc-shaped competitor’s moment in the sun. Ryzhkov/iStock via Getty Images Plus

What’s behind America’s pickle craze?

The pickle-obsessed can now order a pickle pizza with a side of pickle potato chips, wash it down with a pickle beer and have pickle ice cream for dessert.
Algae in the St. Lawrence River. The cold waters of Québec are conducive to their growth. Shutterstock

A gourmet revival for St. Lawrence River marine algae

The abundance, versatility and quality of seaweed from the St. Lawrence makes this resource a real asset for Québec. We must now integrate it into our kitchens.
A recent court case forced the Department of Basic Education to resume the National School Nutrition Programme for nine million learners around the country. Shutterstock

The right to food: activism and litigation are shifting the dial in South Africa

Removing a pre-existing right like cancelling the school nutrition programme is a retrogressive measure, and should only be done under very specific circumstances.
Trouble in paradise: Disappointments in school and community gardens point to the need for systemic changes in how our society organizes land, labour and resources. (Mitchell McLarnon)

Community and school gardens don’t magically sprout bountiful benefits

Gardens require huge labour, and outcomes like health, well-being or food security are affected by systemic barriers people face in cities and schools.

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