Food Facts: How are Canadians Experiencing the Food Wars?
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Canadians have achieved unprecedented levels of efficiency in the production and distribution of food. So how come it is undermining our health and well-being? "The Food Wars” have turned Canada into a colony and a colonialist. Our agriculture has been intensely specialized to satisfy the demand and supply of foreign markets by a handful of corporations. Yet growing and preparing domestic food is becoming increasingly marginal to mainstream Canadian consumers. We rely more and more heavily on people inside and outside the country to do it for us. This article is really about context, about us as Canadian citizens, producers, and consumers. As such, it represents the terrain within which the social economy must contend.