The Boreal forest of northern Canada is a magical place, filled with the sweet scents of spruce trees, with a groundcover blanketed in spongy mosses, colorful lichens and wild cranberries. Yet, it is also home to massive deposits of fossil fuel found in the oil sands. What are the consequences of mining the Earth for fossil fuels, metals and minerals both to our food system and our health? In this episode, I speak with Dr. Janelle Baker, an ethnobiologist who studies the environmental impact of oil sands operations in Canada on traditional indigenous lands and their wild foods.
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