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SITE C IMPACT ON FOOD SECURITY

 

B.C. is food-deficient in vegetables; we currently supply only 43 per cent of the B.C. market for fresh vegetables that can be grown in this province.

The rich alluvial soils (the only soils ideally suited to horticulture) combined with this east west running valley's class one climate for agriculture are able to produce the same range of crops as the Fraser Valley with higher yields due to long summer daylight in the north. 

The land to be flooded by the Site C dam could produce, every year, sufficient fresh vegetables to provide the nutritional needs of a million people. Forever.  Flooding land capable of providing enough fresh vegetables to meet the dietary needs of over one million people in perpetuity is insane...  IT IS BAD PUBLIC POLICY. 

CBC’s The Current recently ran a series on the link between poverty and health. Seems poverty is a whopping 50 per cent determinant of health outcomes. WHY?  Because when families don’t have enough income to put nutrition on the table, health suffers. And the most important years are childhood. B.C. has the highest rate of child poverty in Canada. 

Last week's report by the Auditor General said Canada's food policy for Northern communities had failed miserably. People in the northern regions of our province pay four times the cost of a food basket in the Fraser  Valley. 

Already, worsening California drought, topsoil erosion, water scarcities and population growth are raising the price of fruits and vegetables.  And we are already importing close to 60 percent of the fresh vegetables we could be growning here.  

Only fruits and vegetables are fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are the irreplaceable building blocks of nutrition. The Peace River Valley is the only area for large-scale vegetable expansion in the province.

Here is a wonderful chance to get it right.


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