Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that letting children have more eating time – say 20 minutes rather than 10 – results in more consumption of fruits and vegetables. It stands to reason, writes Owen Roberts, that “protected time” without interruptions allows kids to eat all of their lunch. 

According to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the road, your phone should be able to connect using LTE, you should have an Internet connection with access to broadband speeds of at least 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload and access to unlimited data. Source:

In the U.S., rural broadband is woefully inadequate but is catching up. Columnist Owen Roberts points to an Ontario initiative that promises $4 billion to connect every region in the province to high-speed internet by 2025.

In the summer of 2020, a plexiglass barrier at an Ontario farmers’ market is a potent symbol of the pride in growing fruits and vegetables. And the need to grow more for domestic consumers. Columnist Owen Roberts goes beyond Canada’s borders to explain what’s happening in Argentina and Mexico. 

Lots of consumers greened their thumbs by planting summer vegetables during the pandemic. As columnist Owen Roberts writes, here’s an opportunity for farmers to encourage that new-found interest by sharing how they grow their crops.