Mental Health Crisis on Canadian Farms
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Mental Health Crisis on Canadian Farms

IN JANUARY LAST YEAR, an Ontario farmer was convicted of four counts of animal cruelty, after the deaths of more than 1,500 pigs near the small town of Tavistock, Ont. Police officers arrived on the farm to find 1,265 pigs already dead, and another 250 pigs in such distress that they had to be euthanized.

Food Waste
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Food Waste

Roughly one third of the food produced for global human consumption is wasted every year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. That translates into approximately 1.3 billion tonnes, costing US$ 680 billion in losses. The numbers are overwhelming.