Are There Improvements Being Made Regarding Child Labour?

Have issues regarding child labour in Third World (developing) countries improved??First, let us define the words ‘child’ and?‘labour’ as well as the term ‘child labour’. The definition of child is ‘a young human being below the age of full physical development or below the legal age of majority;’ the definition of labour is ‘work, especially […]

Avoiding Food Waste

A leading news magazine devoted a recent editorial to food being wasted in Canada. The waste does not only occur, for instance, when milk produced beyond the quota is being dumped, or through spoilage in storage, but to a large extent in our homes. The figures quoted are staggering, allegedly in the billions of dollars […]

Harvesting the Bounty of Bacteria

Several years back, I had a nasty sinus infection that resisted several treatments of antibiotics before clearing up. Unfortunately, in the process, I killed most of the natural flora in my gut. The result was a low-grade diarrhea for the following two years. Our culture is obsessed with sterility but, in reality, we live in […]

Book Review: Grandmothers Counsel the World

It is funny how I chose Grandmothers Counsel the World by Carol Schaefer. You know the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover,’ well… that is actually how I chose this book! I chose this book because on the cover, Grandmother Margaret Behan (Arapaho/Cheyenne—Montana) is wearing a particular scarf on her head that is […]