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Politics of Food

Buying local foods provides a wide variety of healthy food for consumers — but it also supports a more sustainable form of agriculture with far-reaching social and environmental benefits.

Many now argue that our food security is in dire jeopardy.  Some estimate that in the event of a transportation crisis (e.g., in the event of a major hurricane) the shelves of major grocery chain stores would empty in just a few days.  On top of this, Canada’s capacity to feed itself is diminishing.

To learn more about the pressing need to eat local, click on the links below:

Ecology Action Centre Food Miles Project

Canada’s Diminishing Food Security

A number of documentaries give an excellent overview of the real threat to food security the world will need to face in the immediate future.  Click on the links below to watch excerpts from a few:

End of Suburbia

Escape from Suburbia

Michael Pollan’s political commentary Food Inc addresses the impact of mega corporations on our farming practices and food security.

On August 21, a Globe and Mail article about award-winning science writer Julian Cribb, underscored the possibility that the world will face widespread famine within 50-years.