The Russian war against Ukraine is having worldwide consequences. In March, the United Nations food chief David Beasley warned that the war has created “a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe” and that we may see a food crisis worse than during the Second World War.
Food & Nutrition +
By Theo Bloom, age 11
Dong Jianyi, an agronomist originally from China, has introduced Alberta, Canada, to large-scale greenhouses that don’t use electricity. Passive greenhouses can allow you to produce vegetables even in freezing temperatures. Dong’s Freshpal Farms is thought to be the largest commercial passive solar greenhouse in Alberta.
In areas that have few grocery stores, the only options around may be fast food and convenience stores that only sell high-fat, high-sugar snacks. The food justice movement seeks to make sure everyone has access to healthy foods and knows what goes into making a nutritious meal.
Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative aims to help kids be healthier. This program encourages kids to exercise, eat right, make dinner, drink plenty of water and break up TV time with jumping jacks.
The difference between a co-op and a regular supermarket is that co-op members make the decision of what foods to buy and how to purchase and distribute them.
In August, fast-food workers throughout the country went on strike again for a living wage and the right to unionize.
At PS 216, the Arturo Toscanini Primary School, students and teachers have the opportunity to work in their schoolyard garden.
What the rise of factory farms has meant for animals and factory farm workers.