Categories for Big Picture

New Thoughts

It has been over 5 years since I started writing this blog on food security and organic certification and capturing... View Article

Carbon Capture Food Production

Plants take carbon dioxide from the air and, powered by sunlight, turn it into carbohydrates for energy use. They also... View Article


Water is the most important critical material needed for growing food. Orchards takes millions of gallons of water for each... View Article

Community Partners

Urban farmers need community partners to be successful. The most important community partners are landowners with small urban lots they... View Article

Help the Economy

Where you buy your daily servings every week has a big impact on the Canadian economy. The numbers show only... View Article

Slow Money

Is Slow Money a way for people to invest in organic food? Consumers need a safe place to put there... View Article

Local Food Paradox

What is keeping organic supply in BC from rising to meet strong demand? The local food paradox is strong demand... View Article


BIO-INTENSIVE The European Union defines bio-intensive as eco-functional intensification. The idea is to take a natural process and make it... View Article

Low Nutrient Density

Low nutrient density food has little nutrition per calorie. Sugar, fat and salt make up much of supermarket food. Lots... View Article

Terrible Trends

Childhood obesity in Canada is at epidemic levels. We are 3rd worst in the world after the USA and UK.... View Article

Organic Food Security

At OK.O.S, we define organic food security as getting your 6-a-day organic local vegetables and fruits. This requires 5,000 square... View Article

Organic Food

BIOLOGICAL AGRI-FOOD NETWORK Is there an alternative to the present agri-food system? This industrial complex includes supermarkets/healthfood stores, transportation and... View Article