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1. Which items of food make up the bulk of your diet?
Processed foods (Genetically Modified) are, plus or minus, 70% of what most of us eat.
How many of these are produced locally?
6.1 Million Hectares are planted with GM crops in Canada
Which countries are the other items from?
What proportion of your food choice is organic?
80% of our food choice is organic
For the latter question, how important is it to you to eat organic food?
Extremely very important, because it is healthier and there is less chemicals
What percentage of your income/family income is spent on food?
20% of my household income is spend on food
How do you feel about this amount?
I feel like it is a lot ( since organic food are more expensive) but it is worth it as we pay to much attention on our nutrition.

2. Research the 100 mile diet, and city farmer websites to find out information about activities in Victoria OR your home town or home country related to food security, healthy eating, shopping locally.

a) Briefly, what is the 100 mile diet- have you heard of it? Tried it?

The 100 mile diet is a local eating experiment that Alisa Smith and JB Mackinnon came up with to basically see what the limits of the industrial food system are, and if it's possible to eat locally within a city at all (Tancock). I have never tried it before, as this is the first time I am hearing from it.

b) What are the concerns regarding food security in your town/country?

Food insecurity in Canada is “a serious social and public health problem,” says a new report that found nearly one in eight Canadian households couldn’t access sufficient, safe and nutritious food in 2011 (Clancy 2013). The study said 3.9 million Canadians were affected and the 330,000 households that were “severely food insecure” were worried they would run out of food before being able to afford more […] At a…...

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