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Give lumpy fruit a second chance

April 7, 2015

Every month, almost 900,000 Canadians rely on food banks, yet every year, more than $31 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada. According to the United Nations, over 25 per cent or 1.3 billion tonnes of the world’s entire food supply spoils every year. That is a shameful waste of epic proportion! Sadly, private […]

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Biofuel uses all available resources

Winter. Cold temperatures. Indoor heating. Good thing we have plenty of power sources to keep our homes, and ourselves, nice and snug in the cold months. Canada’s long winters require several months of heating and Ontario’s power needs this winter will demand between 22–23 gigawatts of electricity. Ontario’s electricity is generated, in descending order, from […]

A jewel of a park built on landfill

Returning from a bike ride on a warm and sunny Sunday in September, I braked to a sudden stop and looked down. A small green spotted frog sat enjoying the radiating warmth of the asphalt path. I turned my front wheel to shield it from oncoming cyclists until it hopped to the safety of the […]

Decoding organic vs. local

Every autumn for the past five years, I have rustled up a handful of friends to join me picking crab apples, either in Kew Gardens or Woodbine Park. You may have seen us there! I enjoy talking with curious passersby about these little fruits, which I typically process into apple jelly and apple sauce. Not […]


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