Delta farmer Terry Bremner on another do

Delta farmer Terry Bremner on another downside of soaring real estate out of synch with local incomes: the ALR is doomed:
“The ALR doesn’t work today. It was created 45 years ago when farms were farms– you bought a farm based on your crop needs. Now values have risen so dramatically, as has ALL real estate, so that people are buying farms just to park money, or to build their big house. The ALR should have had some drastic overhauls 30-35 years ago, now it is too late.
In Japan you can not buy a farm unless you apprentice for 1-2 years. In some European countries they have very very strict controls on ownership, or foreign ownership.
And the other problem is our city is not dense enough, so real estate values are over inflated, so people are forced to move into rural, more affordable communities in the Fraser Valley which puts added pressure on the farm land.

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VERY disturbing video of farmed salmon p

VERY disturbing video of farmed salmon processing blood, http://ow.ly/opuv30gS6Vr disease pumping into wild salmon migratory path

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Difficult questions about aquaculture: i

Difficult questions about aquaculture: is it really 7x more expensive to raise salmon on land? Is land-based fish farm at Pt. McNeil breaking even or a boondoggle? Should land-based fish farms be close to markets and airports? Check comments. http://ow.ly/3YZP30gBqAk

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New nat’l food guide might stop recomme

New nat’l food guide might stop recommending meat + dairy that make people sick http://ow.ly/LA3U30fnfsY http://ow.ly/YSEm30fnfyi

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The Berkeley food pyramid: http://ow.ly/

The Berkeley food pyramid: http://ow.ly/d/6vYC

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“Big Ag doesn’t feed the world. It feed

“Big Ag doesn’t feed the world. It feeds cows & pigs & makes trans fats, palm oil, & sugar—foods that make us sick.” http://ow.ly/5eVX30cnkqX

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Food has greater potential to help rever

Food has greater potential to help reverse global warming than the energy sector. Paul Hawken’s new book tells how. http://ow.ly/a93330cnjgs

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Lake Tahoe gets 8.7 billion gals of wate

Lake Tahoe gets 8.7 billion gals of water in 2 days. California farms getting watered. Our food source. Thanks be. http://ow.ly/tDWm308Uz9Q

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I’m working on a column for (BIV Media

I’m working on a column for (BIV Media Group) about GOOD things that happened in 2016. Your first choice?

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Advice for Canada’s new Food Guide: mak

Advice for Canada’s new Food Guide: make it simple, remove the focus on meat, highlight calcium-rich food, not milk http://ow.ly/QwuZ306J7iA

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