Agriculture and Local Food

Where our food comes from and how it is made plays an important role in reducing our environmental impact and mitigating climate change. The average meal travels 1,200 kilometres from the farm to your plate. Climate change will likely increase the cost of food, as more extreme weather and shortage of resources could put pressure on the industry. Local food security can be enhanced by supporting local producers and establishing a strong, local processing and distribution system. Responsible land stewardship will help to protect water quality and sensitive environmental areas while also mitigating climate change. Read more about the relationship between agriculture and climate change by visiting the website of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Consideration: What food is grown in the area? How might farming be impacted by climate change? What does consumption look like in the area? How will our food supply be impacted due to changes in weather locally and globally? How can we adapt?


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