No Food for Slow Food

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TORONTO — Proponents of the now famed 100-mile diet, and the city of Toronto’s slow-food devotees, may soon find it increasingly difficult to find locally sourced ingredients, thanks to what a recent Globe and Mail article calls an “urbanite invasion and a losing policy battle” in the two-million acre greenbelt surrounding the city.

According to the report, farmers in the area, particularly those raising livestock, have been forced out of the region over the course of the last several years due to a combination of encroaching urbanites unhappy with the realities of livestock farming and for what farmers see as a lack of government protection.

For the full article, click here.

 

Toronto Greenbelt, slow food, farmers, 100-mile diet

No Food for Slow Food

TORONTO — Proponents of the now famed 100-mile diet, and the city of Toronto’s slow-food devotees, may soon find it increasingly difficult to find locally sourced ingredients, thanks to what a recent Globe and Mail article calls an “urbanite invasion and a losing policy battle” in the two-million acre greenbelt surrounding the city.

According to the report, farmers in the area, particularly those raising livestock, have been forced out of the region over the course of the last several years due to a combination of encroaching urbanites unhappy with the realities of livestock farming and for what farmers see as a lack of government protection.

For the full article, click here. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/farmers-fleeing-ontarios-greenbelt/article1409477/ )

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