It has been over 5 years since I started writing this blog on food security and organic certification and capturing carbon in food production. Enough has been said. This can be an archive of information pulled together from different sources and organized into a meaningful whole. This could be a guide for an action plan to increasing regional vegetable production to replace expensive and scarce California & Mexican imports.
Our small start-up team has presented information free to the general public, about how to develop food self-reliance – one bio-region at a time. Are the people where you live actively working towards food self reliance in the face of this devastating climate crisis? Alberta has the land potential to supply BC and AB with key vegetable needs. We are talking about direct to consumer sales, on a large and co-ordinated basis.
I will continue to share stories and ideas with the public but in our forums, not the blog. This blog could have occasional Guest blogs and I might post something again in the future.
Our blog post for September 2023 provides an index for the ideas we have talked about over the last 5 years. In the future, we shall emphasize the great opportunities in biological carbon capture. Alberta could become a world leader in this emerging area. More about this in the forums.
First Thoughts, blog #1, was about the idea that consumers and farmers could work together in symbiosis for mutual self-benefit. This beneficial trend is already happening but very slowly and very far from widespread food self-reliance across the country.
Growing more vegetables and fruit to feed ourselves and replace high priced imports is the forgotten engine of economic prosperity. It is what got the USA and Germany out of the Great Depression. Food sales grew even as COVID lockdowns idled huge swaths of the economy. Owning key portions of the biological beef supply chain would be a tremendous way, in Alberta, to generate wealth in Canada for generations to come without increasing public debt.
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