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When the tide rolls out, First Nations elders and youth scramble down the beach to restore ancient seafood farms that helped feed their ancestors for millennia. The Hul’q’umi’num and Wsanec First Nations are helping rebuild two clam gardens in the Gulf…
When the tide rolls out, First Nations elders and youth scramble down the beach to restore ancient seafood farms that helped feed their ancestors for millennia. The Hul’q’umi’num and Wsanec First Nations are helping rebuild two clam gardens in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, replacing stones in 1,000-year-old low rock walls that are filled…
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The prices at big box food stores are seductive and, to be honest, shoppers aren’t entirely rational. Oh sure, for just a few dollars more you might easily buy two or three times more avocados than you would get at a regular supermarket. But what happens…
The prices at big box food stores are seductive and, to be honest, shoppers aren’t entirely rational. Oh sure, for just a few dollars more you might easily buy two or three times more avocados than you would get at a regular supermarket. But what happens when they ripen all at once? To paraphrase Cool…
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Feeding children who come to school hungry in Vancouver has become an exercise in stealth in which teachers are relied upon to know which kids are in need and then hook them up with a free bag lunch. The Vancouver school board dropped universal meal…
Feeding children who come to school hungry in Vancouver has become an exercise in stealth in which teachers are relied upon to know which kids are in need and then hook them up with a free bag lunch. The Vancouver school board dropped universal meal programs at a handful of schools in gentrifying neighbourhoods in…
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Climate change could cut first nations’ fisheries catch by up to 50 per cent, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. Lauren Weatherdon and her colleagues at UBC’s Institute for Oceans and Fisheries modelled how different climate…
Climate change could cut first nations' fisheries catch by up to 50 per cent, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. Lauren Weatherdon and her colleagues at UBC's Institute for Oceans and Fisheries modelled how different climate change scenarios would affect the health of 98 culturally and commercially important species of…
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The first prize in my Extreme Beer contest is Sean Orr of Vancouver. He will receive a 6-litre bottle of La Fin du Monde from Unibroue. I asked for your extreme beer stories and you came through. Here is Sean’s winning entry, followed by a selection of…
The first prize in my Extreme Beer contest is Sean Orr of Vancouver. He will receive a 6-litre bottle of La Fin du Monde from Unibroue. I asked for your extreme beer stories and you came through. Here is Sean's winning entry, followed by a selection of great runners-up. Year 2000. I was 22 and…
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A guest blog for a good cause: United Way of the Lower Mainland wants your help to ensure that all Lower Mainland kids and families have access to healthy and affordable food. One in five British Columbians have skipped a meal either because they could…
A guest blog for a good cause: United Way of the Lower Mainland wants your help to ensure that all Lower Mainland kids and families have access to healthy and affordable food. One in five British Columbians have skipped a meal either because they could not afford food or so that their children could eat.…
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Children learn very early that they wield tremendous power over their parents based on what they will or will not put in their mouths. “As a child, you get so little say in what is going on, one of the few things you can control is to accept or refuse…
Children learn very early that they wield tremendous power over their parents based on what they will or will not put in their mouths. “As a child, you get so little say in what is going on, one of the few things you can control is to accept or refuse food, and that is a…
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Using fresh-off-boat salmon for your homemade sushi could land you in the emergency ward if you don’t know what you are doing. “Some people buy the fish in Steveston and end up in the hospital,” said Taka Omi, sushi chef at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.…
Using fresh-off-boat salmon for your homemade sushi could land you in the emergency ward if you don’t know what you are doing. “Some people buy the fish in Steveston and end up in the hospital,” said Taka Omi, sushi chef at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. “The fishermen say ‘sashimi grade’ and people think it’s…
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Environmental and risk assessments for projects that would increase tanker traffic in southwestern B.C. fail to consider billions of dollars in potential social, economic and environmental impacts, according to a new report on the region by the Raincoast…
Environmental and risk assessments for projects that would increase tanker traffic in southwestern B.C. fail to consider billions of dollars in potential social, economic and environmental impacts, according to a new report on the region by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. The environmental assessments required by senior governments are much too narrow and fail to consider…
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Now there’s a headline you don’t see everyday. Lost in the endless hand-wringing about genetically engineered foods is that there is a reason that these products exist and many reasons that farmers use them. I’m not a supporter or opponent of genetic…
Now there's a headline you don't see everyday. Lost in the endless hand-wringing about genetically engineered foods is that there is a reason that these products exist and many reasons that farmers use them. I'm not a supporter or opponent of genetic engineering. It exists. It's a rapidly advancing field of scientific research and its…
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B.C.’s agriculture, food processing and seafood industry has grown a sizzling 17 per cent since 2012, a pace the provincial government pledged to grow by increasing exports, developing domestic markets and tearing down provincial trade barriers. Industry…
B.C.’s agriculture, food processing and seafood industry has grown a sizzling 17 per cent since 2012, a pace the provincial government pledged to grow by increasing exports, developing domestic markets and tearing down provincial trade barriers. Industry revenues hit $12.3 billion this year — up $1.8 billion in three years — paced by double-digit growth…
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Science and sustainability reporter. Cookbook author. Food, cooking and gardening blogger. Oh and beer too.
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Randy Shore is The Green Man blogger. Ask him any question about food, cooking, gardening or beer. "Grow what you eat, eat what you grow."
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Winner of the BCWF Art Downs Award for conservation journalism and author of Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow
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