Tag: Eat Local

5 Ways to Make Your Picnic Greener

Sun, nice weather, heat: picnic season is back! Any occasion is a good excuse to share a meal in the open air with family or good friends. This year, why not aim to keep your favourite picnic areas intact? Here are some tips to make the most of Mother Nature’s beauty respectfully:

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Top 10 Reasons to Support Fair Trade

4 May, 2015 No Comments

Fair trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Here are 10 good reasons to support this movement.

Open letter to Mr Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal

20 February, 2015 No Comments

Dear Mr Coderre, Your decision to lose weight and get into shape in order to participate in the upcoming Tour de l’île de Montréal on May 31 is very inspiring. We congratulate you for being a “champion” of the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge, the awareness campaign that my company SOSCuisine.com contributes to by proposing […]

GMO Apples developed in B.C. approved for sale in U.S.

17 February, 2015 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is OK for two varieties of genetically engineered non-browning apples to be sold in the United States. The apples will be marketed as Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, based in Summerland, British Columbia. These apples are modified versions of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, […]

10 Companies Control Almost Everything We Eat

18 January, 2015 No Comments

Did you know that ten of the world’s most powerful food and beverage companies control nearly everything we buy at the grocery store? Their names are not all widely known by the consumers, but their brands are present in almost each and every home. With a combined annual revenue of about US$430 billions, these giants […]

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The hands that feed you

14 October, 2014 No Comments

2014 was formally declared, by the General Assembly of the United Nations, to be the “International Year of Family Farming” (IYFF).

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Time to go festival hopping!

6 October, 2014 No Comments

Lots of us enjoy eating good food. So is it any wonder that so many food festivals take place all over the world? If you happen to be in the vicinity one of these events, wet your taste buds and share your passion for fine dining!

Tree of 40 fruit

9 August, 2014 No Comments

Apricots, peaches, plums, cherries, and thirty plus other stone fruits, all growing on the same tree. Do you think it is possible? Yes, such a tree exists for real. A Syracuse University art professor is getting worldwide attention for his “Tree of 40 Fruit”. Sam Van Aken created this tree through grafting different varieties. The […]

5 environmental benefits of eating insects

5 August, 2014 No Comments

The use of insects as food and feed has many environmental, health and social/livelihood benefits. For example:

Health benefits of eating insects

4 August, 2014 No Comments

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), edible insects are an incredible resource to feed populations. This ecologically sound solution has positive impacts on our health. The nutritional content of insects depends on their stage of life (metamorphic stage), habitat and diet. However, it is widely accepted that:

Blueberries, champion of antioxidants

Blueberries rank very high on the list of fruits for their total antioxidant capacity, followed closely by cranberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Wild blueberries have even greater nutritional values than cultivated blueberries. So we should make the most of summer to include them in our menu and stock up on them.

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Food to share!

Were you aware that the “food to share” concept is growing in several cities around the world? People are invited to plant fruits and vegetables in the front of their house or in some public spaces, in order to share their harvests. Todmorden in northwestern England was one of the first cities to begin the […]