Local and Sustainable Food Systems

Industrial agriculture is part of the increasingly integrated corporate food chain that ends with the big grocery chains such as Sobey, Loblaws, Safeway and Walmart. Local food from non-factory farmed sources is often very difficult for consumers to find in these supermarkets. As a result, the local food movement is developing alternative institutions and structures for connecting producers with consumers, to improve access and to provide fair prices at both ends of the transaction. For information on local food systems, opportunities and impediments, the following links may be of interest:

Some local and alternative food system components are: