On November 1st, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada launched the The Impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Canada 2012 Final Report and Recommendations. I found it very interesting to read the key findings from this past year, along with learning that IBD is unfortunately on the rise for younger patients. It is sad to learn that IBD is increasing in children aged nine and under (CCFC, 2012). The report says that an estimated 5,900 Canadian children have IBD, experiencing daily agonizing symptoms (CCFC, 2012). Like everyone else suffering from IBD, or who knows someone who has IBD, the big question we all want to know is “why is this happening?” How come IBD is increasing in young children? It makes me question the food we are eating and the environment we live in.