Opinion

Seeing both sides of: the Cowichan Valley diet

The case for

It’s amazing how many people don’t recognize the abundance of good, healthy food around them.

It’s sad how few understand the benefits growing and sharing food within a community give to that community.

It’s time to stop depending on outsiders and to start taking responsibility for ourselves.

Your community will be healthier for it, and so will you.

 

The case against

It’s great to support your home community.

But that stops being relevant when your home community cannot support you.

Selection matters. Price matters. Availability matters.

And as long as locally produced food can’t compete in those crucial categories, the local diet will remain nothing more than a nice idea.

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