Food supply vulnerable

Coun. Louise Wallace Richmond said the food security workshop she attended stuck with her the most

  • May. 13, 2015 5:00 p.m.

City councillors gleaned some interesting tidbits about food at the recent Southern Interior Local Government Association conference.

Coun. Louise Wallace Richmond said the food security workshop she attended stuck with her the most.

“If there were an earthquake in the Lower Mainland, Kamloops would run out of food in three days,” she reported, adding she would like to hear more from the Shuswap Food Action group at the council table.

Coun. Chad Eliason, who also attended a local government convention in Prince George, reported that urban gardens currently produce one-fifth of the world’s food.

He said the recent drought in California has the north talking about food dependence, adding that neither the agricultural land reserve nor access to drinking water should be taken lightly.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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