Cancer study has major limitations
When you look at all the factors that may be confounding the study published by Bradbury et al. in the British Journal of Cancer, broad generalizations about cancer incidence decreases due to organic food consumption are not possible. The study compares middle age women who self-report that they eat organic foods and those who don’t on incidence of various cancers.
Employment Opportunity: Organic Food Outreach & Events Coordinator
We are looking for an outgoing, self-motivated, highly organized person to join our team. The Organic Food Outreach Coordinator will be coordinating events, educational activities and promotional campaigns for organic consumers, farmers and businesses. The coordinator will work closely with Organic Alberta’s Marketing and Livestock Coordinator, the Executive Director, as well as with apprentices, farmers and business representatives from across the organic community. Projects include: field tours for farmers and farm apprentices, farm tours for consumers, the Alberta Organic Food marketing campaign and related events, and Organic Week.
Environmental groups have forced Ottawa to review the approval of up to 383 pesticide products containing 23 active ingredients including many with links to cancer and water contamination.
After a legal challenge by Ecojustice on behalf of Equiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation, the federal government will examine these pesticide products, which contain ingredients that are already banned for us in Europe, and will decide whether to ban or restrict their use in Canada.
It’s time we got familiar with this word: Agroecology.
Why? Because it holds some powerful (and completely doable) solutions to fixing the global food system and feeding people.
Take a look at the two very different approaches to agriculture and food in this infographic: From Soil to Sky – Agroecology vs Industrial Agriculture, developed by the Christensen Fund. You can draw your own conclusions.