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Bio-region News

The Thompson-Okanagan is well on it’s way to becoming a certified organic bio-region. * We want to celebrate this long term trend with posts from everywhere in this area. Share your organic activities and events and projects with the rest of the people in this part of BC. Can you tell us what is happening in your part of the …

Bio-region News

Bio-region News2 – Shushwap Agricultural Strategy Rebecca and Herman are organic farmers in the North Okanagan. They both worked with conventional farmers and government staff to produce the 2014 Shuswap Agricultural Strategy. Although they are on separate farms, they made the effort to attend meetings to develop this important strategy report. How many people have read this great strategy? The …

Low Nutrient Density

Low nutrient density food has little nutrition per calorie. Sugar, fat and salt make up much of supermarket food. Lots of calories but little vitamins or minerals or other essential nutrients. The ingredients on the package will tell the tale. The first 5 ingredients on a package is most of what the food is made of. If sugar, or one …

Terrible Trends

Childhood obesity in Canada is at epidemic levels. We are 3rd worst in the world after the USA and UK. The graph below shows the terror of the situation but only tells part of the story. Notice that Canadian boys have the greatest increase in obesity in the world! This was not always true. The graph shows that in 1975 …