WOW! Can I just say that this was an AMAZING documentary! I was hooked from the very beginning. I didn’t even want to pause it to answer my phone.
This documentary really dives into how the local food movement works.
It shows what local food is, how restaurants use local food, the local vs. organic fad, how meat factors into it, and how local and organic labels are used improperly. It also talks about what is next for local farmers.
If you have 30 minutes, I highly recommend this video!
Check out this argument made by two Globe and Mail writers back in 2010.
The article may be dated, but the information is not. Both parties raise good points for their side of the see-saw.
Globalization: local food is a dated concept, what happens when there are bad crop years, we need to feed 7 billion people, local food is less efficient at producing food, addition of variety with food from around the world, and it is a solution to feeding the world’s starving.
Local Food: industrial food system is unsustainable, why do we outsource products we grow in Canada, tastier and more nutritious, a sense of control of what you put in your body, and loss of genetic diversity due to globalization.