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Heritage Foods: Preserving Diversity

The diversity in the varieties of crops being grown in Canada has dwindled significantly. Virtually all of the fruits, vegetables, grains, livestock and pretty much every ingredient found on grocery store shelves, is of a variety that has purely been bred for profit. At no time has the importance of maintaining diversity or flavour ever been a concern for the powerful industrial food system that has taken hold of the North American diet.

This series will explore what risks accompany the loss of such diversity while on the other hand, expose the many farmers and organizations preserving Canada's heritage varieties of food and protecting our food supply from the control of multinational interests.

Past Broadcasts

2008
May 1 - "Heritage Foods: Preserving Diversity II - Gardens of Destiny"
Jocelyn Demers, Dan Jason, Herb Barbolet, Guy Dauncey

2007
November 22 - "Heritage Foods: Preserving Diversity I"
Sharon Rempel, Linda Crago


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