Monday, 13 February 2017 00:00

ICYMI Monday | The What's a Pawpaw Fruit? Edition

ICYMI Monday is USC Canada's weekly roundup - not that kind - of food, agriculture and policy news from here at home and around the world.

Every Monday, we serve up a selection of the news that's fit to eat, with special attention to stories related to seeds, small-scale farmers, food sovereignty and agroecology. Got a suggestion? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Big Picture

Our current industrial food system has contributed to messing a lot of things up like the climate and biodiversity. These days, scientists are sounding the alarm for another one: modern medicine. | Global Justice Now

Around the World

The Scottish government is providing financial support for farmers to go organic. | Farmers Weekly

Mayans have farmed the same way for millennia. Climate change means they can't any longer – but they're adapting. | NPR

Are there "dark forces" in Washington perched to go after organic regulations in the United States? Maybe. | Mother Jones

Five major synthetic pesticides are up for review in the United States. This article explains what they are and why the stakes are so high. | Civil Eats

In Canada

Never heard of the pawpaw fruit? Maybe that'll change. The once-popular fruit faded into obscurity in the 20th century. Now an Ontario naturalist, seeing its potential as a small-scale, organic crop, is trying to bring it back. | TVO

The Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy, a "comprehensive evidence-informed plan for healthy food and food systems in Ontario," dropped last week. Beyond the plan's suggestions and strategy, the document is impressive for the diverse list of key actors who had a hand in creating it, says Wayne Roberts. | Torontoist

This could be the last farm of this scale in Toronto. | The Toronto Star

It isn't Health Canada's job to put a positive spin on genetically modified organisms, writes mandatory GMO labelling activist, Rachel Parent. | The Huffington Post

Do you really, really know where your food comes from? Food fraud – yes a real thing – means sometimes you may think you're buying a local, organic tomato but you're not. | CTV

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