From Farmers' Fields to Rooftop Gardens - How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat

eBook - 2010
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"Strawberries in January, fresh tomatoes year-round and New Zealand lamb at all times - these well-travelled foods have a carbon footprint the size of an SUV. But a burgeoning local food movement is taking place in Canadian cities, farms and shops and is changing both the way we eat and teh way we think about food. Locavore describes how foodies, urbanites, farmers, gardeners adn chefs across Canada are creating a new local food order that is sustainable and can feed us all. Combining front-line reporting, shrewd analysis and passionate writing to delight the gastronome, Locavore shows how the pieces of post-industrial food system are being assembled into something infinately better."
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, c2010
ISBN: 9781443400787
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 24 cm


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debwalker Jun 12, 2011

Sarah Elton was interviewed on Fresh Air this morning. It all started for her when her child brought home a birthday party cookie that was labelled Made in China. As she points out, something is seriously wrong with the world's food system when baked goods are imported from the other side of the planet.

Jun 09, 2011

I expected this book to give tips and tricks on how to become a locavore. Instead it is filled with stories from Canadian farmers to urbanites about how they are dealing with the challenges of global warming, rising food costs, etc.
Not what I was looking for but an interesting read none the less.

Feb 28, 2011

A reasonable summary of the ideas behind "gardening on the backside of the calendar".

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