The following links are organized by relevant Research Question. They are also labelled as either Canadian (CAN), International (INT), American (US), or British Columbian (BC). The links are labelled into Level 1 or Level 2, where Level 2 links are slightly more complex and give more insight into the topic.
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These links will inform your Research Questions and Critical Thinking Questions.
Q3.1 INT – Why do we import global foods into our country if we can grow the things we eat locally? Link 1 L1
Q3.2 INT – Can we grow our own food even when we live in large cities and don’t have access to a yard? Here is one way to grow food in bottles: Link 2 (7:53) L1
INT-US – Here is a website with a few facts about the benefits of eating fresh: Link 5 L1
Q3.3 INT – What is food security and how is it measured? Link 6 L1
CAN – How can we increase food security? Link 7 L2
Q3.4 INT – It’s not always easy to eat local... is there a sustainable way to eat foods that are produced globally? These links explore fair trade vs. local: Link 8 L1
INT – Here is a visual aid: Link 9 L1
Q3.5 INT – What are the problems with monocultures and what can we do about it? Link 10 L1
INT – This video explains monoculture and some of its pros and cons: Link 11(5:55) L1
Helpful Optional Links
CAN –Why go for local food? Field to Fork takes on the question in this short informative video. Link 12 (2:46) L1
BC –You can also find facts on why we would eat local on this site: Link 13 L1
BC – This school is choosing to go local and fresh for very good reasons: Link 14 (2:26) L1
BC – What are food miles? Link 15 L2
INT – And more reasons why eating fresh local foods are good for you and the planet: Link 16 L1
INT – Are you a locavore or a globavore? Link 17 L1
CAN-US – Find local food providers near you! Link 18 L1
INT-US – How growing your own vegetables can help you save money: Link 19 (2:43) L1
INT-US – A new pilot program aimed at encouraging states to purchase locally-sourced food will bring more fresh produce to school meals across eight states: Link 20 L1
INT – Eating local here right now is a luxury, in other cities it has become a necessity. Let’s look at another social justice angle of growing your own food: Link 23 (4:06) L2
CAN – Northern Indigenous Communities and Food Insecurity: a complex issue in need of addressing. Stakeholder 1 L1
INT- US -2017 April 24th- Daily Hampshire Gazette- Jorge Sosa became hugely successful when he decided to only sell homemade corn tortillas, allowing a local business to bloom incorporating local corn farmers, restaurants and consumers. Event 1
CAN - 2017 April 18th - A Cision Company- The Greenbelt Fund has announced 24 local food projects that increase access to local food across Ontario, as well as increasing consumer awareness and generating demand for local food products across the province. Event 2
CAN – 2015 July 9th - The Torontoist “Pilot Project Could Turn Hydro Corridors Into Urban Farms” With a shortage of space to grow food in the city, the Toronto Urban Growers are proposing a partnership project with Hydro One to grow food in hydro corridors: Event 3
CAN – 2015 June 18th - Ipsos NA “Do you want to know what’s in your food? Canadians want more transparency” A poll indicates that Canadian are concerned about where their food is coming from and responding to this by buying more locally: Event 4
CAN – 2015 May 29th - The Toronto Star “Many shoppers would pay 30% more for local food” Demand is increasing for local food, which is demonstrating that most people are comfortable paying more for local: Event 5
BC – 2015 May 29th - Vancouver Courier “The Eastender: Down on the Van Tech Schoolyard Farm” A non-profit organization, students and enthusiastic teachers team up to start the first working school yard farm in Canada, right here in Vancouver: Event 6
CAN – 2015 February 20th - Historica Canada “Local Food Movement” The history, economics critiques and policy related to local food described in detail, written by popular local food writer Sarah Elton: Event 7
BC – 2014 October 8th - The Globe and Mail “Without national strategy, local food producers struggle to stem Canada’s growing hunger problem” Increased interest in local food and food security is causing farmers, researchers and citizens to ask our leaders for a national food policy to ensure the production of healthy food and the protection of the environment: Event 8
BC – 2013 June 13th - The Tyee: “Has ‘Local’ Food Gone Too Far?” The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has defined “local food” as food produced in BC of 50 km outside of the provincial border, this has not been well received by those who are working to promote local food within their communities: Event 9
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Gorelick, Steven & Norberg, Helena. (May 13, 2010). “Bringing the Food Economy Home” Local Futures. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190112192355/http://www.localfutures.org/bringing-the-food-economy-home/.
Riley, Britta. (November 26, 2011). “A garden in my apartment” TED. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvYhvfOlPYifY.
(November 22, 2008). “Urban Agriculture Blooms” Youtube. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvYfVfq3lUlGM.
Gaus, Roman. (November 2, 2011). “Why I create pop-up farms in my city” TEDx Talks. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvr-fHY43qLWs.
Wallace, Bethaney. “The Benefits of Eating Fresh” 29 Secrets. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180420153928/http://29secrets.com:80/wellness/benefits-eating-fresh/.
“What is food security?” World Food Programme. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181005001316/https://www.wfp.org/node/359289.
“Improving Local Food Security” Hesperian. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170823171319/http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/A_Community_Guide_to_Environmental_Health:Improving_Local_Food_Security.
Manitsas, Andrea. (October 11, 2017). “Local vs. Fair Trade: Which Way to go” Organic Authority. January 17, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190118180855/https://www.organicauthority.com/buzz-news/local-vs-fair-trade-which-way-to-eat-buy.
(October 29, 2015). “Buying Local vs. Fair Trade [Infographic]” Ecogreenlove. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20151031083304/https://ecogreenlove.com/2015/10/29/local-fairtrade/.
Wilson, Victoria. “How the Growth of Monoculture Crops is Destroying Our Planet and Still Leaving Us Hungry” One Green Planet. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180625023045/http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/monoculture-crops-environment/.
(December 9, 2016). “What is Monoculture?” Youtube. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvVH_wt8xBrm4.
(May 9, 2011). “Field to Fork-Why Local Food Matters” Youtube. Janaury 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvxS1SKiypHME_201901.
“OUR STORY” We Heart Local. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180904020944/http://www.weheartlocalbc.ca/our-story/.
“Food Miles Calculator” Food Miles. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190112125859/http://www.foodmiles.com/.
Henry, Alan. (April 14, 2014). “Why Eating Seasonally and Locally Is Better for You (and your wallet)” Lifehacker. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181120054032/https://lifehacker.com/why-eating-seasonally-and-locally-is-better-for-you-an-1563025065.
(August 10, 2011). “What's the difference between locavorism and globavorism?” Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20150906160638/http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/infographic-locavorism-vs-globavorism.
“Eat Well Guide” Eat Well Guide. Janaury 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181223132714/https://www.eatwellguide.org/.
(June 16, 2008). “Your Money: Growing Your Own Vegetables” Youtube. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvmDM9zFv-T74featurerelated.
Subramanian, Courtney. (January 17, 2015). “Students in These 8 States Will Now Get to Eat Healthier, Local School Lunches” Care2. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20150809220727/https://www.care2.com/causes/students-in-these-8-states-will-now-get-to-eat-healthier-local-school-lunches.html.
(March 3, 2011). “Farmin' in the Hood” Youtube. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvAyRMvXZIKawt1s.
“Farmin' in the Hood” Urban Farming Guys. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181231081605/http://theurbanfarmingguys.com/.
(June 5, 2008). “Urban Agriculture” Youtube. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvcYqH8pzE6YY.
“Two Block Diet” Two Block Diet. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181229224604/http://twoblockdiet.blogspot.com/.
(April 24, 2017). “Flavorful local corn tortillas offer taste of sustainability” Daily Hampshire Gazette. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170429205343/https://www.gazettenet.com/Locovore-Tortillas-offer-true-taste-of-MExico-9478799.
(April 18, 2017). “Ontario government investing to boost access to local food across province with 24 new Greenbelt Fund projects” Cision. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190118192402/https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/ontario-government-investing-to-boost-access-to-local-food-across-province-with-24-new-greenbelt-fund-projects-619718463.html.
Sherman, Joshua. (July 9, 2015). “Pilot Project Could Turn Hydro Corridors into Urban Farms” Torontoist. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20171112084203/https://torontoist.com/2015/07/pilot-project-could-turn-hydro-corridors-into-urban-farms/.
Loney, Heather. (June 8, 2015). “Do you want to know whats in your food? Canadians wants more transparency” Global News. Janaury 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180908204811/https://globalnews.ca/news/2031908/do-you-want-to-know-whats-in-your-food-canadians-want-more-transparency/.
Wright, Lisa. (May 28, 2015). “Many shoppers would pay upto 30 per cent more for local food” The Star. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20151118064614/https://www.thestar.com/business/2015/05/28/many-shoppers-would-pay-up-to-30-per-cent-more-for-local-food.html.
Moran, Kristan. (May 29, 2014). “The Eastender: Down on the Van Tech schoolyard farm” Vancouver Courier. Janaury 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170830202644/https://www.vancourier.com/community/the-eastender-down-on-the-van-tech-schoolyard-farm-1.1081145.
Elton, Sarah. (April 23, 2015). “Local Food Movement” The Canadian Encyclopedia. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181221093654/https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/local-food-movement.
Stueck, Wendy. (June 5, 2017). “Without National strategy, local food producers struggle to stem Canada's growing hunger problem” The Globe and Mail. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20161115233030/http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/without-national-strategy-local-food-producers-struggle-to-stem-canadas-growing-hunger-problem/article20971769//.
Metcalfe, Bill. (June 13, 2013). “Has Local Food Gone Too Far?” The Tyee. January 18, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181121051237/https://thetyee.ca/News/2013/06/13/Local-Food-Goes-Too-Far/.