Taking eating local to a new level
A positive story from Canada that may prove instructive and relevant elsewhere/everywhere........
When B.C. foodies discovered they couldn't buy wheat produced within 100 miles, they paid farmers to plant it for them.
From The Globe and Mail, May 21, 2008.
"Last summer, Matt Lowe looked at his daily bread and realized
there was something wrong. The Nelson resident and West Kootenay Eco Society member had signed up for a city challenge to eat local for the entire month of August. It was going pretty well until Mr. Lowe noticed there was no grain produced within the requisite 100 miles. Grain silos in the area sit unused, relics of a local agronomy supplanted by the push to centralize Canada's grain production in the Prairies. Mr. Lowe decided it was time to bring these crops back to the region."
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Last Modified - 22nd July 2008