PODCAST | What the West? 005: 8 for 2018

Subscribe | (iTunes) | Google Play | Stitcher | Pocket Casts Download | Episode 005: 8 for 2018 Welcome to 2018. The eggnog has gone stale, the trees have been composted or burned for warmth. And our thoughts can now turn to the future. Will this year be as tumultuous as 2017? Will North American trade cease?

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Where does Canada lead the world in crop production globally? (The answer might surprise you!)

The Canada West Foundation has been doing a lot of research on plant ingredients lately (and writing about it, like with our report Sprouted: The plant ingredient opportunity taking root on the Prairies). Plant ingredients come from all kinds of crops. These crops are processed into their constituent elements, like protein, fibre, and fat. They’re

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The value of independence and transparency in Canadian think tanks

A new report from Transparify – an organization that provides a global rating of the financial transparency of major think tanks ­– has turned the lens on think tanks in Canada. The results are bleak. Transparify assessed how forthcoming Canadian think tanks are about where they get their money, and how much from each source.

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PODCAST | What the West? 004: When life gives you lentils

Subscribe | (iTunes) | Google Play | Stitcher | Pocket Casts Download | Episode 004: When life gives you lentils Plant ingredients are everywhere – your breakfast smoothie, makeup, the drugs you get from the pharmacy. They may even be in the diet food you feed your overweight pets. The protein, fibre and starch components from crops

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WATCH | Sprouted: The plant ingredient opportunity taking root on the Prairies

Today, the Canada West Foundation released Sprouted: The plant ingredient opportunity taking root on the Prairies. In this video, report co-author Sarah Pittman, Canada West Foundation policy analyst, discusses why the Prairies are well-placed to pursue this opportunity and reap the economic benefits. Read the full report Around the world, a growing middle class with

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PODCAST | What the West? 003: Is carbon pricing the end of the world?

Subscribe | (iTunes) | Google Play | Stitcher | Pocket Casts Download | Episode 003: Is carbon pricing the end of the world? Read | The infamous “man hog” article Carbon pricing. Most economists think it’s the best way to reduce climate-change causing emissions. But it hasn’t exactly won over politicians to the same degree. Or the

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