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The Challenges Faced by Agriculture

Since the start of agriculture some 12,000 years ago, farmers have had to meet the changing needs of our planet and the expectations of consumers. So far, our agricultural output has been mostly able to keep up with the population growth thanks to a number of cultural shifts that allowed humans to significantly increase food […]
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Get to know our Lead Researcher, Julie Robertson!

Born and raised in Toronto, Julie has lived all her adult life in York Region just north of the city. After raising her son, she left a career in Merchandise Management to pursue her passion for life-long learning. With a love for geography and the ability to create mental maps for the world around her, […]
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Food security and food sovereignty – similar goals but different focus

Ensuring health through access to food has long been a struggle for humans since time immemorial. With better control of food through multiple agricultural revolutions, the human population has been allowed to grow exponentially. This has forced human civilization to reach for new innovations to keep up with the demand of the population. In 2019, […]
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Meet Our Business Development Manager, Steven Charlesworth!

Meet Steven Charlesworth, the Business Development Manager of Green Iglu & our friend from the other side of the Atlantic! Situated on the west coast of Norway, home to the fjords, Steven was fortunate to grow up close to a beautiful natural landscape that has fueled his love of the environment. With an interest in […]
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Meet Our New Executive Director, Raygan Solotki!

Giving a warm welcome to our new Executive Director, Raygan Solotki! Born on Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley, Ray grew up on a small farm where her family raised sheep and ducks, and harvested all of their own vegetables to sustain their family of four. Together, they hunted and fished, learning a lot about […]
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Green Iglu Co-Founder Receives Clean50 Emerging Leader Award

Our very own Founder and Executive Director, Stefany Nieto, has won a 2021 Canada’s Clean50 — Emerging Leader award. Improving the health and wellbeing of thousands of Canadians living in remote communities, Stefany Nieto founded Green Iglu: a social venture strengthening food security by equipping communities with training and greenhouse infrastructure. This summer, Green Iglu will be […]
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