The World Around Us

Lantzville community news is happy to have Marjorie Stewart as our World Around Us page contributor.

The World Around Us – Feb. 2017

About 10,000 years ago people in New Guinea began to cultivate cane sugar. Shortly before the fall of Rome, conversion to crystals was invented in India. Arabs brought sugar to the Mediterranean, then Spanish and Portugese conquistadors brought sugar and African...

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The World Around Us-Jan. 2017

Jan. 03, 2017 The World Around Us Christmas teaches that all excess is self-defeating; that relationships, preferably family, are priceless; and that traditional foods properly made are better than packaged, over-processed meals. Now what are we going to do to replace...

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The World Around Us-Dec. 2016

The World Around Us Justin Trudeau has promised a national food policy. A few years ago I wrote a column (which I am afraid may have been prophetic) on this subject, ending: “if we ask for a national food policy, we should be careful what we ask for. We might get...

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The World Around Us-Sept. 2016

I’m not long back from a fishing weekend with enough fresh-caught, vacuum-packed salmon and halibut to see us through the winter. Our son has established himself in a small northern community and shares his love of the ocean with family and friends fishing from Prince...

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The World Around Us-August 2016

One thing enduring works of art have in common is the “Aha!” reaction signifying the presence of a universal truth. The two “Alice” fantasy books are peopled with characters easily recognized in the real world. None is as menacingly, illogically, powerful as the Red...

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The World Around Us-June 2016

The World Around Us Recent advice to the Danish government to tax red meat in order to reduce consumption is unlikely to be followed, but the very audacity of the proposal has gained a level of public attention that mere scientific announcements rarely achieve. A...

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The World Around Us-May 2016

The World Around Us May 3rd 2016 The composition of Canadian milk and its by-products cheese, ice cream and yogurt will be compromised if the new federal government adopts the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). If the TPP is ratified, now that it is signed by the...

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The World Around Us-April 2016

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed by International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland in February has been called “the biggest trade deal Canadians have never heard of”. Angus Reid polls consistently reveal that about 50% of Canadians have no opinion on the...

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