Fit to Eat for March 29, 2022
Food as an Economic Engine in Rural as well as Urban
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Uploaded: 28 Mar, 2022
Recording Date: 28 Mar, 2022
Recording Location: Stephenville, NL
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Program Title: Fit to Eat for March 29, 2022
Description: When we had off-island visitors to our home in Corner Brook, one of our preferred day trips was to Stephenville and the Port au Port Peninsula. It never failed to impress. The culture, the sheer cliffs, the geology, the largest wooden structure in all of Newfoundland, the diving gannets, the evidence of farming present, and of farming past (as seen in large groves of wild roses).
Indeed, the foundation of the region was farming. Today on "Fit to Eat" we talk with someone who thinks that farming and food production is a major part of the future of that region as well. He has a background in farming, and a position at the moment where he can help to promote the importance of farming to all of us, and especially, to municipalities.
Alas, there have been lots of stories over the past few years of towns and cities that fight to restrict food production within their boundaries. This is a bit of a different story. Today I visit with Tom Rose, the mayor of Stephenville, who thinks that municipalities need to do more to encourage local food production, not only because it is economic development, it is green, it is what the younger generation is looking for, it helps to create a balanced and healthy town, but also because (he says) "it is the right thing to do." We talk about the farming roots of his area, as well as the way that agriculture can be a central part of the future of the region. Join us for the chat.
Host(s): Ivan Emke
Featured Speakers/Guests: Tom Rose
Health > Food and NutritionType: Interview
Regional > Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador
Environment > Agriculture
Society and Culture