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Local Food = Ethical Food? Doesn't Always Work That Way

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These days, Canadians are more interested than ever about where their food comes from and how it's produced. Due to concerns about the safety and environmental impact of imported food, many are choosing to buy Canadian-grown produce. Yet ...

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Sandra L (26)
Thursday February 16, 2012, 7:39 pm
I'm embarassed that this is taking place here in Canada. It's so very true that buying ethically/organically is better for us and for the environment but there is a humanitarian element as well. Any one of us can call or visit local farms and inquire about their practices. I have no problem making sure my money is supporting a company or farm whose values are in keeping with mine.

Patricia N (9)
Thursday February 16, 2012, 10:51 pm
I guess I just took it for granted that these workers had protection from the government. I'm surprised that this is happening here.

Kath P (9)
Friday February 17, 2012, 4:00 am
I used to support a few local farmers until I made an effort to find out exactly what they were doing. I'm sad to say that the image of organic/humane farming doesn't always live up to the hype.

Donna H (159)
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Diane P (14)
Friday February 17, 2012, 5:56 pm
There doesn't seem to be many effective options open to those who want to support ethical farming. Surprising that even buying local doesn't necessarily support ethical treatment. What about Fair Trade Certified?

Robert O (12)
Friday February 17, 2012, 6:38 pm
Thanks Elena.

Elena P (549)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 12:29 pm
Hopefully Fair Trade Certified is indeed fair trade certified. I wnet to an workshop presented by a Fair Trade company from Peru and was advised to always try to dig a big deeper and ask a lot of questions if possible to find out how fair trade it actually is.

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