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Cherry-picking offers lessons in life

Cherry-picking offers lessons in life July 26, 2011 | Leave a comment For 32 years, we have looked forward to our annual cherry run, which begins as soon as school ends. (Credit: Rachel Andrew via Flickr). By David Suzuki When my daughter Severn was born in 1979, my wife Tara and I wanted to raise her with an understanding that a lot of food is seasonal, particularly vegetables and fruits, especially in a country like Canada. The only reason we can always get fresh strawberries, tomatoes, avocadoes, and lettuce is because we use the entire planet as a source of products. When oil was cheap and our awareness of climate change was limited, we had the illusion that it was practical to have inexpensive, fresh vegetables and fruit from all over the world year-round. Now we know better, and more people are eating food that is organic, local, and seasonal. Around the world, peopl...

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