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Vital Signs: a simple way to cut carbon emissions—don’t let polluters hide

A price on carbon—in the form of a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme—is a way to use the power of the market’s price mechanism to balance the good that comes from emitting carbon (economic development) with the bad (climate change). It’s hard to see how the world solves what amounts to—as economists put it—a “coordination problem” without global agreements.... Read More...

3 ways restaurant staff and customers can communicate to prevent food allergy reactions

Public health researchers have called food allergies “a growing public health epidemic in Canada” affecting around one in 13 Canadians and one in five Canadian households. Dining out can be risky and stressful for people with allergies, in part because many restaurant employees lack the training, skills and confidence to manage food allergies safely and effectively.... Read More...

Federal election: Which party has the best climate plan? Here’s where they stand

The coronavirus crisis gives us a golden opportunity to make our society more sustainable, as politicians and organizations around the world have already noted. Just like how the oil crises of the 1970s led many countries to revolutionize their energy systems, the pandemic has given us a chance to rethink many aspects of our society—including our dependence on fossil fuels.... Read More...

Coffee, Ethiopia, hospitality and war

So much has been said about coffee concerning Ethiopia. We take for granted what coffee means and symbolizes in the culture. Journalist Jemal Countess did until he began to cover the current conflict in Ethiopia and its sad and painful aftermath. ... Read More...

Food for thought: Bat, with a side of hate

The transmission of viruses from animals to humans is not unique to the motherland. Further to this, the consumption of wild animals is not, in and of itself, how viruses are transmitted. If the transmission was as simple as ingesting wildlife, I probably would’ve started the “Canada virus” when I tried wild squirrel paté for the first time here in Toronto at a dinner party.... Read More...

Workforce lifeline for Canada’s foodservice industry

Canada’s tourism sector has lost over 500,000 jobs from its workforce since the pandemic began. Tourism HR Canada today announced the launch of a federally funded Student Work Placement Program offering paid work-integrated learning opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector.... Read More...