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Is Our Food Waste Creating a Murder of Crows?

Dan Forrest, a PhD student at the IRES, is featured in the Good Men Project for his study on how food waste is affecting Vancouver’s crow population. This study can help residents and the city make better-informed decisions by revealing the hidden dynamics of the urban ecosystem they’re part of.

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