Monday, 20 March 2017 00:00

ICYMI Monday | The Reducing Food Waste to Fight Climate Change 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..

USC Canada - In case you missed it Monday - Photo: Ramon Espinosa - AP - Image of a man on a dirt road beside a field of shoulder high crops. He holds one end of an oxen powered plow and the other end is attached to two oxen. A farm house is in the background.

The Big Picture

Organic agriculture is on an upward trend around the globe. | The Scottish Farmer

You, as an eater, have the power to reduce food waste in your own home – but it starts with rethinking what waste is. | Food Tank

We don't need pesticides to feed the world, say two UN human rights experts – not to mention a mounting pile of scientific evidence. | Civil Eats

Around the World

An Environmental Protection Agency official is being accused of helping Monsanto bury an investigation into cancer risk of the company's Roundup herbicide. | Bloomberg

United Arab Emirates promotes organic farming as a food security strategy. | Gulf News

High school students in California are digging into agroecology in a class dedicated to the science of sustainable agriculture. | The Mercury News

Cuba shifted away from conventional, industrialized agriculture out of necessity in the 1990s. Today the country is becoming a role model for sustainable agriculture. | People's World

In Canada

A new program in Quebec seeing unsold, edible food from grocery stores sent to the province's food banks instead of the landfill. The program will divert an estimated 8 million kilograms of food per year, eliminating 7,000 tons of greenhouse gases every year, the equivalent of taking 1,499 cars off the road. | The Huffington Post

The city of Charlottetown wants to know why more people aren't growing their own food. | CBC

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