Last month the Manitoba Government committed $33 million to support ‘damage prevention and climate resilience projects’ across the province.
Keeping food costs low seems to be the emphasis of our current food system. The weekly flyers coming from the local supermarkets focus on price, and consumers scour these carefully to see what products are on sale and where the price is lowest.
It could be said that we are consumers, all of us. We consume food, but we also consume many other things, some necessary, some discretionary.
Dandelion season is hard to miss with the verges and people’s gardens full of the bright yellow flowers or the fluffy heads. The bumble bees love them because they are one of the first flowers that come out, and provide nectar for them.
If yeast is introduced into a bowel of suitable media, the behaviour of the yeast is quite predictable. The population will grow exponentially (like compound interest in the bank), until all food is consumed. Then the population will collapse.
Readers of this blog may remember what we wrote about garbage jobs about a year ago. This concept becomes relevant as the pandemic exposes the work and job realities of our society – what is essential work and how do we treat our “essential” workers.
There are at least two distinct camps arising in the food awareness movement. One camp advocates that we should eliminate livestock agriculture entirely.
“It’s time to restart the economy” is a phrase frequently used these days. We all understand what is meant. Some of us agree with the sentiment, others disagree, but I suggest that the phrase represents a careless use of words.
My garden has been a challenge ever since I bought my house in La Broquerie, located in a clearing of aspen forest, nine years ago.