What is a Sustainable Diet?

We often hear messages about healthy eating to support a healthy, active lifestyle, such as limiting sugar and salt and eating enough vegetables and fruits. We’ve also been hearing more about environmental aspects of the foods we eat, such as whether food production, processing and distribution contribute to climate change, impact biodiversity, and protect healthy soils, fresh water, oceans, and air. These messages come as … Continue reading What is a Sustainable Diet?

Big Shoes to Fill: An Honours Thesis Investigation into the Halifax Food Footprint

The local food movement is growing! Increased involvement in community gardens and attendance at farmers’ markets has demonstrated our collective desire to eat local. All this discussion about local food got me thinking: is it physically possible for everyone in Halifax to eat local? How much land does it take to feed our growing city? These questions became the foundation for my honours thesis project, … Continue reading Big Shoes to Fill: An Honours Thesis Investigation into the Halifax Food Footprint