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Food policy action required in the face of COVID-19Thursday, July 23, 2020 > 11:55:48
There was a run on seeds and soil in the spring while urbanites were still wondering how long lockdown might be, and whether or not fresh veggies and fruit might be scarce, particularly given the close of the Canada-U.S. border.
Gardening has grown in popularity this year, for sure. But now many are discovering that it is not so easy to grow all that food, even if you are lucky enough to have access to land -- and that it takes knowledge and lots of effort to get that small basket of peas.
Growing food when you are new to the practice is definitely an adventure. It takes persistence to ensure a plentiful garden. And it takes persistence to create a solid agri-food strategy as well. Food does not just automatically appear.
COVID-19 should be forcing us, along with policy-makers, to reflect deeply on Canada's food security and sovereignty.
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