Food Security
Below you'll find a compilation of recent work at the intersection of Food Security and health. Please feel free to submit your additions to this list by emailing upstream@thinkupstream.net Check out the work that Upstream and it's partners and contributors have done around Food Security here. more
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Public health must address our most 'wicked problems'
Dr. David Butler-Jones was the first Chief Public Health Officer of Canada holding the position from 2004 to 2014. He is returning to Saskatchewan to speak to an audience brought together by the Saskatchewan Public Health Association on June 9th. Upstream's Ryan Meili caught Dr. Butler-Jones on the phone recently... more
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Canadians’ Health through Basic Income: A prize worth fighting for
“A nation’s greatness lies not in the quantities of its goods but in the quality of its life.” -          Tommy Douglas more
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Catch and release
Prior to his current role at the West Side Community Clinic, Upstream founder Ryan Meili was a travelling locum physician in small towns all over Saskatchewan. His clinical experiences then and now reveal to him the limits of medicine and the importance of upstream action to address the social determinants of health.... read more and comment
Cultivating a real plan for Canadian food security
Over the past few weeks, we have learned a good deal about what can be done to improve food security in Canada, a key element of our collective health. The scope of the issue is considerable, with over 3 million Canadians not getting enough to eat to 2014,  but what... read more and comment
Our food issues are so much bigger than overpriced cauliflower
We’ve fielded several calls lately from journalists working on stories about rising food prices. You've probably read a few: most aim to provide quick tips for how Canadians can make a dollar go further in the grocery store, and how to eat healthy for less. read more and comment

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