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ICYMI Monday is USC Canada's weekly roundup of food, agriculture and policy news from here at home and around the world.
It seems everyday the "foodie community" is coming up with new blogs, websites, and magazines for people who love food to globally share their tricks and favourite recipes. It's a prime time to discuss the importance of seed diversity.
This corn can literally stand up to hurricanes.
Thursday, 08 December 2016 00:00

Why is USC Canada in Cancun, Mexico Right Now?

The 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) is happening now in Mexico. We're there with an alliance of organizations working to protect imperilled biodiversity.
By working together and having a united voice for the Organic sector, we believe we will have a stronger impact on Canada's Next Agricultural Policy Framework.
Protecting the biodiversity that feeds us: 190 countries are gathered in Cancun, Mexico for the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity - or COP13 for short.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

ACORN Conference 2016 | Follow Along Online

Follow along with the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network's (ACORN) Seeds of Change Conference and the Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers' Network's (ECOSGN) two day workshop on Periscope!
Shilpi has spent years honing her farming skills - and now works to pass them on to the young women in her hometown in Bangladesh.
Lucky now has the support of a community of other young women learning alongside her and a network of women who have already received the training to mentor her.
Firoza has not only gained a livelihood - about $1,000 CDN worth of chillis alone this year - but a sense of independence and self-confidence.

LottaHitschmanova tbnWhat's in a Name?

We’re called USC Canada because we started out way back in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee, founded by the energetic Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova. We’re still planting the seeds that Lotta sowed. Find out more about our founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.

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