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Call for Nominations: Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

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The Arrell Food Institute is awarding two prizes worth $125,000 each for individuals or groups who have made significant contributions toward a more sustainable, safe, equitable and nutritious global food system. 

Conflict and climate change lead to rise in global hunger

Evan FraserGlobal hunger has dropped each year between 2005 and 2016 and development officials were considering that we could be on our way to eradicating hunger. However, this year showed a 4.5 per cent increase in those experiencing daily hunger, which is an increase of 38 million people. The increase is because of conflict and climate change. 

Access to "ethical" food often available only to the wealthy, study finds

The benefits of buying "ethical" food at farmer's markets and organic grocers often comes at the expense of equal access, according to a new study at the University of Guelph.  Professor and Director of the Arrell Food Institute, Evan Fraser, and researcher Kelly Hodgins highlight a paradox within the "ethical eating" movement. There are several reasons that prevent lower-income people from accessing these foods, ranging from higher prices, to social stigma, to geography.  

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