Why Poverty? Since the beginning of November, TVO has been hosting a groundbreaking series titled, "Why Poverty?" This is a cross-media event reaching more than 500 million people around the world via television, radio, internet and live events. Its purpose is to engage people in conversations about poverty in the 21st century.
British architect Carolyn Stell is fascinated by food. Her passion led her to explore the relationships between cities and their food in a study titled Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives. In it, Stell traces how ancient food routes have shaped our world and particularly our cities. These connections can be found in the name of streets in cities such as London, Rome or Paris.
Did you know about the Melanchton mega-quarry project? Its goal was to convert 765 hectars of prime farmland into a rock mine. Fortunately, the project was derailed thanks to a powerful "coalition of farmers and urban foodies," as the Globe and Mail writes in this engaging article.