Staring Socially Conscious Travel in the Face, er, Trunk

Coming nose to trunk with an elephant was one of the highlights of our safari, but also one of the moments where I realized how wild the frontier still is for safari tourism in East Africa.

We are Canadian dairy farmers – #TheFacesofSupplyManagement

Below is an essay I wrote recently about my family's farm. With trade negotiations putting ongoing pressure on the government to dismantle Canada's supply management systems for dairy, egg, and poultry farmers, it seems like no better time than now to share a little about our approach to dairy farming.  Enjoy! - Jen If we …

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You Deserve to Know Canadian Farmers

Last week, we celebrated Ag Day in Canada. For the first time, the agriculture industry came together to formally celebrate the abundance of safe and affordable food we are producing in Canada and the people (farmers) producing it. It was high time we celebrate and frankly, by not doing so, we have done a disservice …

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Trading Places: Two farmers step out of their comfort zones

If you only believe what you read online about conventional and organic farmers you might think they are on completely different sides of the farming spectrum. In reality, organic and conventional farmers share a lot in common, especially when it comes to sustainability and improving soil health. These two farmers learned this first hand when they "traded places" at an organic and biotechnology conference this fall.

Be Unapologetic and Uncompromising in the Fight for Equality

Samantha Nutt has worked with people around the world who have endured the worst atrocities imaginable, often times they are women and children. Her poignant stories spark compassion while she challenges women to think beyond themselves when it comes to equality. There are huge, structural issues in the world deserving of attention, individually and by governments through foreign policy. This is true feminism and we owe it to the worlds' most vulnerable women.

Gross Things I Do to Reduce Food Waste

Even CBS News reported that storing sour cream and cottage cheese upside down will keep it fresh longer! Food waste has been on my mind a lot lately. Ever since I read some amazing essays which touched on the topic, I can't help but think about the incredible amount of food that gets thrown out today. …

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