“Without refrigeration, modern life would be impossible!”

The fridge is a household amenity that we rarely consider removing from our lives; it is a useful appliance for storing the goods of consumerism, but it perpetuates a cold food-chain system contrary to sustainability, and its use of harsh and toxic chemicals for cooling is questionable at best. Improving the way we ship, export, […]

To Eat Meat Or Not To Eat Meat?

This is an extremely relevant, contemporary question.    One aspect of this debate is indisputable. Industrial meat production is destructive to Planetary Ecology. Rainforests, the lungs of the planet, are burned to make way for growing soy to produce cattle feed. Water sources become polluted. Greenhouse gasses (which affect climate change by trapping heat in […]

A Lantzville Couple’s Fight for the Right to Grow Food

“You have 90 days to cease all agricultural activity…” read the letter from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), on behalf of the District of Lantzville. “Your property is zoned Residential 1, which allows residential use and Home Based Business only.” With the subsequent public outcry and media storm across Canada, we’ve witnessed how important […]

Local Food Manifesto

The industrial revolution drove people off farmland and concentrated them in cities. Farmers became factory workers: disconnected from land and food source. The geographical, social and cultural gap between farm and consumer widened over the years and has created an entire generation of people who don’t understand the consequences to our health, economy and environment. […]