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ICYMI Monday | Your Loaf of Bread is Changing the Climate 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..

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The Big Picture

So you just bought a loaf of bread and you want to know its carbon footprint. A new study has the answer for you. Guess where the biggest slice of the carbon footprint comes from... | NPR

Incentivizing agroecology has the potential to change not just the food system, but revitalize democracy both in the Global South and North, writes Eric Holt-Gimenez, the Executive Director of Food First. | The Huffington Post

Around the World

What is biodynamic farming and how is it different from organic? | The Guardian

Communities in Odisha, India are reasserting their control over their food production system and improving their livelihoods by diversifying their crops – and often that mean growing many different types of millet. | LEISA India

A Des Moines, Iowa family has been saving seeds from an Italian pepper for five generations. And now they'll be getting a little help – from the Global "Doomsday" Seed Vault. | Des Moines Register

Food sovereignty is not just about consumption, production and distribution. It is the key to empowerment of marginalized communities. In the United States, the black farming community is growing as folks are able to access more land and are taking control of their food systems. | teleSUR

As around the world, crop varieties dwindle, there are tales like this one of people methodically saving seeds and in so doing, protecting the future of food. | Santa Fe Reporter

Falling farm incomes, polluted water and climate change are all problems that could find a solution in agroecology, says this article. The paper this article is based on can be found here. | ensia

In Canada

There's a paradigm shift in the way Canadian food banks are operating. With the rise of on-sight greenhouses and gardens, they are becoming hubs focused on the "the wellness of human beings" rather than simply their food security. | Regina Leader-Post

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