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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.
By living a simple life that is fully contained in a vehicle, van dwellers are able to head out on a new adventure whenever they choose. (Shutterstock)

Why some people choose to live the nomadic van lifestyle

For some people, the decision to live in a vehicle is a choice with the goal of being free and self-sufficient to live how and where they want.
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How many Australians are going hungry? We don’t know for sure, and that’s a big part of the problem

A country of plenty like Australia should be able to ensure no one is denied their right to adequate food. But food insecurity is on the rise, and we aren’t even properly monitoring the problem.
A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head near Calgary in October 2022. There are thousands of inactive oil and gas wells in the province that have not been properly decommissioned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Despite soaring profits, oil companies are not paying enough for their environmental damage

The Alberta government is failing to ensure environmental liabilities are adequately accounted for and that progress is being made to address the province’s massive tailings ponds.
Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians are finding it difficult to provide enough food for themselves and their families. (Shutterstock)

High food prices could have negative long-term health effects on Canadians

Inflation is driving up food prices and could have a severe impact on the health of Canadians. When the cost of food increases, it restricts the availability of nutritious foods for low-income people.

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