Green Sprouts in the Canadian Arctic – January 9, 2017
A unique “Green Igloo” project is helping grow fresh vegetables in a remote Inuit community
Ben Canning, a student at Toronto’s Ryerson University, comes from a farming family in southern Ontario. “As a kid growing up, I thought everybody had access to fresh food,” he says. But this is not the case, he found out, even in Canada. Back in 2013, he heard for the first time how people in the northernmost territory of Nunavut are almost 70 percent food insecure, that is, they don’t always have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food, especially vegetables, to meet their dietary needs.
Photo by Derrick Midwinter