02 Jul '11, 2pm

CANADA: Local food movement goes national

Saturday July 2, 2011, 9:57 am Thanks Cal. This should happen everywhere. The following from that article is a pretty strong argument for trying to stick with locally produced; 'For example, in Toronto, replacing one 10-tonne truck loaded with California-grown produce with an Ontario-grown load (from within 200 kilometres of Toronto) is the environmental equivalent of taking two cars off the road for an entire year. If 10,000 Toronto families shifted $10 of their weekly food purchases to local for a year, it would equate to taking 908 cars off the road for a year; on a per-family basis, carbon savings are equivalent to not driving a car for a month. In Halifax, the same 10,000 families shifting would be equivalent to moving 487 cars off the road for a year; per-family, it’s equivalent to parking the car for two weeks. In economic terms, if 10,000 families in a province shi...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/2855080

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