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English Research Links

These links will inform your Research Questions and Critical Thinking Questions.

Q3.1 CAN – What are food security and food sovereignty? Link 1 L2

INT – What are the Six Basic Principles of food security? Link 2 L2


Q3.2 CAN – Using data from Statistics Canada, PROOF research team investigates food insecurity in Canada. Here is a snapshot of their research: Link 3 L2.

CAN – Take a look at page 10 in the full report from PROOF to see who in Canada is food insecure and why? Link 4 L2.


Q3.3 – Take a look at these four different cases of people working to create food security; do you think these are sustainable approaches? In some places, aid may be needed more than others, but each approach is working to feed people in a sustainable way:

  • INT – Free the Children Food Security Project in Amran, Yemen: Link 5 (5:00) L2
  • CAN – Solving Poverty with Permaculture: Link 6 L2
  • INT – Second Harvest: Link 7 L1
  • CAN – Farm Folk City Folk: Link 8 (5:35) L1 


Q3.4 INT-US – How can we reduce food insecurity? Innovation is the key. Here is a story about an urban agriculture project in New York which has an amazing closed system for sustainable growing: Link 9 (3:28) L1

CAN-BC – See how Sole Food (Vancouver, BC) transforms vacant urban land into urban farms, and how it serves the local community: Link 10 (5:43) L2

INT – Cuba’s food revolution is feeding an entire country on innovation, passion and community: Link 11 (8:39) L2 


Q3.5 CAN-INT – An evaluation of the global land grab and how in the attempt to solve global food security the food security of developing nations is being increased: Link 12 L2 


Helpful Optional Links

CAN – Did you know…? source: Link 13 L2

INT – Eating fresh local foods is a luxury for us; in other places it has become an in-city necessity. Let’s look at another social justice angle of growing your own food: Link 14 (4:06) L2

INT – Small scale family farming in Africa and Vietnam is helping to reduce poverty: Link 15 L2 

CAN – Believe it or not, you're not allowed to waste food anymore in Vancouver as of 2015. Check out Metro Vancouver's new initiative called “Hey! Food isn't garbage”: Link 16 L1

INT – This TED talk is really interesting and innovative, covering things like gardening in cities without soil and closed loop gardening: Link 17 (8:32) L2

INT – Here is a company that is addressing the problems of food insecurity and food wastage simultaneously: Link 18 L2

INT – Uganda people working to create security through saving corn by building silos: Link 19 (2:53) L2 

INT-US – These people are working to create food justice in impoverished communities’ schools in Philadelphia: Link 20 (4:32) L2

INT – Zambia food and poverty project: Link 21 (7:51) L2

INT – The DAPP funds farmer’s clubs to teach people in Malawi new techniques that will add value to their produce: Link 22 (4:58) L2 

CAN – Check out urban farming in Vancouver: Link 23 (8:18) L1 

CAN – A collection of local u-pick farms in the Fraser Valley: Link 24 L1 

CAN – Check out a creative way to help address food security within two blocks: Link 25 L1


Stakeholder Links

CAN – The Pitfalls of Canada's Northern Food Program: A look at how issues of food security are continuing to disproportionately affect northern Indigenous communities: Stakeholder 1 L1

CAN – Northern Indigenous Communities and Food Insecurity: a multifaceted issue in need of addressing: Stakeholder 2 L1


Current Events

INT - 2017 May 8th - IFLSCIENCE! - "Forget Lab-Grown Meat, Eating Insects Is Best For The Planet" How can a small increase in consumption of insects be beneficial to our planet? Read the article to find out!: Event 1

INT – 2015 July 3rd - The Guardian  “We Need to Grow 50% More Food yet Agriculture Causes Climate Change. How do we get out of this bind?” Addressing the question of producing more food in the face of climate change will require a total paradigm shift in agriculture: Event 2  

INT-US – 2015 June 30th -  “Groundwater from Aquifers Important Factor in Food Security” Over-drawing from aquifers in the U.S. could threaten the country’s ability to be food secure and produce food within its own borders: Event 3 

CAN  2015 June 18th - CBC News  “Halifax Considers Mobile Market to Bring Fresh Food to ‘Food Deserts’” Food deserts are areas, usually in urban communities, where access to fresh healthy food is limited or non-existent. Mobile markets selling fresh fruits and vegetables could be the solution: Event 4 

INT-US  2015 May 25th - Civil Eats  “Color of Food: Seeds of Growth for the Cherokee People” Through their seed bank, Kevin Welch and Sarah McClellan work to preserve plants sacred to the Cherokee for future generations: Event 5 

BC  2014 May 26th - Vancouver Sun  “Vancouver’s Sole Food farm looks to open retail locations” Vancouver’s social enterprise urban farm is making plans to open a market in a converted shipping container and a produce stand inside Granville Island Market: Event 6


Liens de Recherche en Français

Ces liens informeront vos Questions de Recherche et vos Réflexions Critiques 

INT - La sécurité alimentaire est un enjeu politique actuel.  Ce lien explique la sécurité alimentaire, ce qui y contribue, et l’histoire de ce concept. Lien 1

INT – Le dilemme de la sécurité alimentaire. L1 Lien 2

 – Quels sont les solutions de l’insécurité alimentaire? L1 Lien 3

CAN – Qu’est-ce que la souveraineté alimentaire? L1 Lien 4

 Apprenez les conséquences de la surconsommation de la nourriture, de l’eau, et de l’énergie! L1 Lien 5

 Les actions de Save the Children envers la nutrition des enfants. L1 Lien 6


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