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January 2008 Article Archive
Harmful Pesticides found in Everyday Food Products- Seattle Post Intelligencer Jan 30/08
I believe we have a social and moral obligation to start eating responsibly...Wall St. Journal, Jan. 28.08
Don't Eat your Greens. Last year was the year of eating locally. Even I, a confirmed hedonist, succumbed to the 100-Mile diet.....Globe and Mail Jan 26/08
Eat Right or Diet Trying. At a time when North American supermarkets have been colonized by products that bear only a passing resemblance to actual food ..... Globe and Mail Jan. 26/ 08
Far Away Food Production. Georgia Straight, Jan 24/08
Organic Labelling Needs Improvement-Nanaimo Bulletin, January 22/08
Policies eyed to protect small, urban farms. The review will address concerns expressed by the mayors of both Richmond and Saanich that their agricultural land zonings could be undermined by current policy. Jan 02/08100 Mile Dinner Party Across Canada National Post Saturday, April 29, 2006
Measuring Your Food by the Mile Disturbing article from the UK about how many 'Foodmiles' it takes to get dinner on the table.
FoodMiles and Climate Change Project Background on Victoria's Foodmile and Climate Change Project.
The High Cost of Organic Foods Article on the myth of high costs of organic food.
You CAN Shop Locally Year-Round Article on how to shop locally.
Eat Local Challenge Many of our American neighbours are struggling with the same issues. Another site with great links.
"A fundamental question for ecological economics is whether remaining stocks of natural capital are adequate to sustain the anticipated load of the human economy into the next century." This article by Dr. William E. Rees examines the premise that most so-called "advanced" countries are running massive unaccounted ecological deficits with the rest of the planet.
"Globetrotting Food Will Travel Farther Than Ever This Thanksgiving." Worldwatch Institute believes that most food travels between 1,500 and 2,500 miles from farm to table, as much as 25 percent farther than two decades ago.
Enjoy the Fall and Save Some Money Article on enjoying the fall's bounty and still save some $$$.
The Third of Seven Myths of Industrial Agriculture Great article on why cheap grocery store food really isn't so cheap.
Living La Feeda Loca. Days after reading The 100-Mile Diet, a memoir by a Vancouver couple who, for a year, ate only what grew, swam or mooed within a 100-mile radius of their Kitsilano apartment, I was on a road trip to Innisfail. I'd mindlessly driven the wide, flat stretch of highway from Calgary dozens of times, but this time, with the zeal of a newly converted Christian on high alert for heathens, I was scanning the area for dinner. July 27, 2007
Globetrotting Food This Thanksgiving Globetrotting Food Will Travel Farther Than Ever This Thanksgiving from Worldwatch Institute
The Nation - Slow Food Nation "Slow Food Nation" , a short thought-provoking article from great chef, Alice Waters.
David Suzuki Foundation: Nature Challenge Newsletter From the David Suzuki Foundation website, a look at all the benefits of buying local.
From Field to Table in Fertile Valley Article from San Francisco Chronicle on the wonderful food of Cowichan Valley.Return to Education Page or
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