08 Sep '12, 11pm

Eating for the Planet: Guides for Ethical Food Choices

Eating for the Planet: Guides for Ethical Food Choices

At the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market , the largest farmers’ market in British Columbia, my partner will stand and gaze longingly at a basket of peaches or ruby-red cherries. I try to hustle him away because I generally know the answer to the question he is about to ask the farmer: “Is it organic?” And I know he will shrug and walk away if the answer is “No.” After years of shopping at this market, I have my favorite vendors. All grow organically , though some are not certified because they are too small-scale to add the cost of paperwork to their operations. They take care of the land, preserve biodiversity, work far too many hours and deliver explosions of flavor via their fruits and vegetables. They are satisfying the demands of a growing movement of people wanting to navigate the tricky waters of ethical eating . These are people who want to know how producers are...

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