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Did you know that the food that you eat travels an average of more than 1,500 miles to reach your plate? By eating food that was manufactured in your country or even more locally, you are not only helping your nation's economy (and supporting farmers directly) but you are also reducing how much polution you are causing indirectly through consumption. Local consumption can really help reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and your impact.

Buying local, your first of many steps in fighting climate change

Climate change is an important issue that is impacting every individual on this planet as we speak which is why it should be everyone's fight. When you think of how to tackle climate change, where does your mind instantly go? Probably something on a grand scale, am I correct? But, in reality, climate change is an issue that can be fought on an individual basis too. So where do you start? Well, next time you go buy groceries, ask yourself where did these apples or strawberries come from? Chances are they were shipped from no where close to the store.

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The many ways to buy local food in Montreal

If you are like me and you like to know where your food comes from and how it’s made, grocery shopping can be something of a challenge. I often have to go to 6 different neighbourhood stores to find all I need at the best price. Although supermarkets are trying to make an effort to change their policies, I try to avoid them altogether in order to help small shops instead.

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The benefits of eating local food

Eating healthy should be a priority for everyone. However with the fast pace that life has to offer, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet. Many people shop at the supermarket buying ‘healthy’ food. Unfortunately most of these imported foods have to be preserved in order to avoid spoilage and these additives may cause harm to their health. A good question to ask is, how many of these attractive looking foods are pumped with chemical fertilisers? They are not only harmful to us but to the environment, as the usage of such contributes to the destruction of our environment.

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Sustainable Eating in Toronto: From the Retro to the Classy

Ever since starting university, I found café hunting to be a delightful way to unwind and refocus. Not only do I fee adventurous meandering unfamiliar city streets but I also get a reason to move my legs and work a sweat, even if it's just mild walking. Swapping my laptop for my notebook and novel also detoxifies a wearied mind. In a cluttered metropolitan like Toronto with one of the longest commute times in the country, it's refreshing to see local eateries emerge that practice sustainable and healthy methods.

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Summer in Montreal = Delightful Farmer’s Markets

Summer has finally arrived seeing as how all the delightful Farmer's markets, which are always the most colourful and brilliant part of the year, are in full swing. If you don't already frequent these gems, then you must get on it right away! A few years ago I happened upon the McGill Farmer's Market on McTravish Street and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw: a plethora of beautiful fruits & veggies. Instead of having just a few good options, there was an endless appetizing assortment!

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