Eat more plants, less meat – improve your health and save the planet

Canada’s Food Guide revamp is good for people and the planet, thanks in great part to a new information-gathering process

Eat more plants, less meat – improve your health and save the planetBy Courtney Howard Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and Ian Culbert Canadian Public Health Association What is a healthy diet? New Year’s diet conversations still abound around water coolers Canada-wide as people debate the merits and shortcomings of sugar, gluten, meat, dairy, tofu and other edibles. Scientific articles, shiny celebrities and representatives of…

The health case for putting a price on pollution

Climate change is an emergency causing systemic damage to the health and well-being of many around the world, including Canada

The health case for putting a price on pollutionClimate change is the biggest health threat of the 21st century, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). What does it mean for Canada and how can we respond? Canada has already seen smoke-related health impacts and stressful evacuations as the result of increased wildfires; the spread of Lyme disease; and food security and mental…