Did you know it is illegal to buy farm-killed meats, at the time mass reared and slaughtered animal meat products are being recalled in huge numbers?
Did you know that local farmers must get permission from health departments even to sell food at farmers markets, at the same time that Canada has twice increased its allowable (and unlabelled) pesticide residues in imported foods?
Did you know B.C. is affected by international and national laws that increasingly undermine historic production of local foods while problems in the corporate food system grow? And since local food production is the platform of food security, the Sunshine Coast has sprouted the Farm Food Freedom Fighters to help educate citizens to what is occurring to our food politically, in the hopes that one day there will be enough informed Canadians to return powerto the rural farmer.
The second Pitch In Too farm support dinner is set for Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt from 7 to 10 p.m.
The goal of the dinner is to increase the local knowledge base, gaining support and raising funds for further and bigger B.C.-wide campaigns.
Delectable soups made from vegetables grown on the Coast will be served. The stone soup will glow if you bring some prepared vegetables to add to the melange of community grown food. There will be guest speakers and a silent auction to raise funds. Items for the auction are gratefully received; call Kit at 604-885 1990 or Nancy or Nancy at 604-885-4668.
Tickets will be available at the door - admission is by donation.