Monday, October 24, 2011

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

This short video was produced by Hellmann's. While I personally don't buy their products, I applaud their initiative to bring awareness to the importance of eating real, local food. Check it out:

7 comments:

becky3086 said...

This is true here as well.

Wendy said...

Very good visual representation. The same in our country also the worrying issue is that what we don't export is second and third grade! Each supplier world wide is now bound to state on their packaging the coutnry of origin. Its the easiest way to make sure you are buying from your own country. The best local food, of course, is that grown in your own back yard :0

Allison at Novice Life said...

Great video! Though I am in the US, I am going to share this on my blog as well. Same concept here. People really need to be aware of this!

HolleyGarden said...

Good video. It's amazing how each country's food goes somewhere else!

Shanon Hilton said...

Wendy: I could agree more. A zero-mile diet is the best one!

Alison: That makes me very glad that you're sharing it! Local eating and food security is such an important issue!

HolleyGarden: Isn't it? I found it fascinating that we both import and export apples...

amotherscalling said...

This a great video. I live in the U.S. but importing is a problem everywhere. Even when it is just from state to state. Food is healthiest when it is grown locally. Economy is more stable when it is grown locally. A great book that encourages local eating is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

Shanon Hilton said...

Amotherscalling: I love that book. And agreed, the problem definitely isn't limited to Canada!