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Agriculture and food security

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Summary:

  • Make better use of food waste
  • Food security with global climate change so important
  • Need to grow local food — how to increase opportunity for people
  • Lease out at market rates — affordable land
  • Subside farmers instead of oil and gas industry

 

  • Food waste
    • Feed people, feed animals, make energy
    • Clean BC plan talks about making food waste to mulches/compost
    • Soil, worlds largest carbon sink
    • Food — our energy needs soil
  • Class 1 agriculture is precious
    • Concern about the non-food use of class 1 agriculture
    • Food security with global climate change so important
    • Need to grow local food -how to increase opportunity for people
    • Do not allow US strawberries when they are in abundance in BC
    • Victoria - CRD approved food and farmland trust above ALR
  • Need similar to public housing
  • Lease out at market rates - affordable land
    • Should be province wide - barrier to youth on farms
  • Farmers cannot afford to just grow food
  • Subside farmers instead of oil and gas industry
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