Soaring farmland costs hinder new entrants to agriculture and undermines rural economies and food security through the loss of family farms.
Societal ignorance and apathy restrict agricultural support. Agriculture is foundational to human health and survival, at the nexus of many environmental and socio-economic issues. Yet, very few people seem to care .
The new regulations governing tree planting in BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve finds the right balance between conservation and food security.
Food production is worthy of some public funding, but don’t base that support on the total volume of output or the area in production, but rather the ratio of outputs to inputs and expand a framework supporting a transition to lower input costs without greatly sacrificing production levels.
Four more backyard ‘weeds’ that also exotic edibles, guaranteed to add a diversity to your diet, save you a few dollars on groceries and put you a few steps forward on a zero-mile diet: Stinging Nettle, Common Plantain, Sheperd’s Purse and Common Meadow Violet.