Genetically Modified

It’s Not Gluten In Your Bread That’s Making You Sick

It’s Not Gluten In Your Bread That’s Making You Sick

Gluten-free is all the buzz, and many people feel better when they cut out wheat. But what if it isn’t only gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye – that is causing the problem? Canada has been using the highly criticized herbicide […]

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

I was asked to write an article for the Dietitians Association of Australia’s Vegetarian Interest Group. The topic was food sustainability for health professionals. As consumers become increasingly concerned about the link between dietary consumption and environmental impact, it is important that their trusted health […]

My Top 5 Sustainable and Iconically Canadian Foods

My Top 5 Sustainable and Iconically Canadian Foods

The Sochi Winter Olympic Games gave rise to my first, entirely watched game of hockey. It was for the men’s’ gold – Canada vs. Sweden. The 3:30am wake up call brought forward my new found appreciation for the game. I am not sure if it […]

Canada Approves GMO Salmon Eggs

Canada Approves GMO Salmon Eggs

Its been more than 15 years in the making, and now it has hit our shores. AquAdvantage salmon is the first animal genetically modified (GM) for food purposes. It is prized for its ability to grow twice as fast when compared to other farmed salmon, […]

Victoria Event: Introducing Dr Thierry Vrain – Genetic Engineer Gone Anti-GMO Activist

Victoria Event: Introducing Dr Thierry Vrain – Genetic Engineer Gone Anti-GMO Activist

Thing feel like they are heating up around here, with the Washington initiative I-522 about to be put to the voters and the UBCM passing the resolution asking for BC to be a GE (genetically engineered) free zone. Here in Victoria we are planning something […]

Wild Blackberries and A Conscious Jam Recipe

Wild Blackberries and A Conscious Jam Recipe

This season was my first blackberry season. Growing up in northern BC we had salmonberries, blueberries and huckleberries… but nothing that grows as feverishly as wild blackberries. After my fair share of thorns and bloody arms I had enough berries to make jam… but what […]

Which 3 Genetically Modified Foods Are Reaching Your Dinner Plate?

Which 3 Genetically Modified Foods Are Reaching Your Dinner Plate?

The controversy surrounding Genetically Modified (GM) foods isn’t going anywhere. Activist groups have made their voice heard; we have seen protests around the globe, the burning of GM crops in Hungary, and murmurs of the same happening right next door in Washington. Biotech companies such […]

Genetically Modified Foods – What This Means For Your Health And The Health Of The Environment

Genetically Modified Foods – What This Means For Your Health And The Health Of The Environment

Living in Australia for the last 9 years I was relatively sheltered to the dangers of industrial farming. That is until I started following the works of authors such as Michael Pollan, an American author, journalist and activist. Being back in North America there is […]