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Women farmers say they face sexism and dismissiveness, and are expected to juggle farm work with caregiving. (Piqsels)

How to combat the sexism faced by women farmers

New research suggests women farmers face significant challenges mostly due to stereotypes, sexism and women’s disproportionate responsibility for domestic and caregiving work.
Plastic bottles, containers and other waste washed up from the Lagos lagoon at one of the waterfront jetties Stefan Harris/AFP via Getty Images

How we learnt more about dangerous pollutants in Lagos lagoon

Pollutants from industrial and domestic sources in the Lagos lagoon represent a cocktail of environmental contaminants.
Canadian agricultural businesses cannot compete on the world stage if consumers do not trust the safety of their products. (Piqsels)

Silencing whistle-blowers on farms conceals animal and employee abuse

What are known as ‘ag-gag’ laws impede the transparency Canadians expect from farms and food-production facilities, particularly dangerous in the COVID-19 period.
A temporary foreign worker from Mexico plants strawberries on a farm in Mirabel, Que., in May 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Rethinking the boundaries between economic life and coronavirus death

COVID-19 has proven that prioritizing the economy over the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable should never be an acceptable fix to economic woes.

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