Julie Mollins is a freelance journalist. Since 2013, she has served in various editorial and outreach roles with CGIAR-affiliated organizations, including the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). She previously worked for Reuters in Toronto and London, the former Reuters humanitarian website AlertNet in London, and several national news and business publications in Canada. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Innis College, University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.
By Julie Mollins, Food Tank
Indigenous communities in the remote northern portion of Canada’s province of Ontario are expanding efforts to mitigate the impact of high food costs and a general lack of available nutritious fruit and vegetables in supermarkets by increasing crop production.