Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Metro Vancouver mulls plan to boost local food production

As farmers' markets across the lower mainland grow in popularity thanks to trends like the 100 Mile Diet, Metro Vancouver is considering stepping in to ramp up local food production.

For the first time, the board is considering a plan for the region's food production and has published a draft Regional Food Systems Strategy. In it, staff propose purchasing agricultural land for a trust, which could then be rented out to new farmers who can't afford to buy their own plots.

Read more at:
http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100911/bc_metro_food_plan_100911/20100911?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

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