Food and nutrition education can empower children to make healthy choices throughout their lives, but most schools do not incorporate food education into their curricula. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that elementary school students in the United States receive, on average, just 3.4 hours of food and nutrition education each year.
In Washington D.C. yesterday, a group of former top military leaders warned that climate change is a significant and direct threat to military infrastructure and the security of the nation.
At the first annual Climate and National Security Forum, several high ranking retired military, defense and foreign policy experts addressed the risks and opportunities related to climate change and security. The military has made a commitment to lower its carbon footprint, but it’s a difficult challenge when the business of fighting war involves a $16 billion fuel bill.
an expert in the field of climate and national security. He’s a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State and is a member of the Climate and Security Advisory Group at the Center for Climate and Security.
Every three years, the organic sector comes together at the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world’s largest and most significant organic gathering, to discuss and deliberate on issues of the day. From 9 – 11 November 2017, India, home to over 600,000 organic farmers, will host the 19th OWC.
The OWC is a unique opportunity to share experiences, innovations and knowledge about organics and also to take part in the General Assembly, visit side-events as well an organic exhibition.
It’s known as the “other terror” – the domestic threat posed by right-wing extremism, including white supremacists and anti-government radicals. According to one report, 59 per cent of “lone wolf” attacks in Canada over the last 15 years have been committed by right-wing extremists. Barbara Perry, professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, joins The Agenda to discuss the various right wing extremist groups across Canada, and the threat they pose.
Transition away from fossil fuels is economically and technologically feasible today through the mass implementation of 100% renewable grids, argues Renewables 100, Policy Institute founder Angelina Galiteva
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