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The nutritional shocks on young children whose families have lost their income as a result of the lockdown may have long lasting effects. Shutterstock

Lockdowns threaten childrens’ nutrition: why extra care is needed

A third of South African children live below the food poverty line. The fact that many caregivers can’t work because of the lockdown will worsen food insecurity. Here’s what needs to be done.
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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

As big food brands struggle, Canada has a golden opportunity

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.

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