Jared Smith wrote a paper about food production on Vancouver Island which highlights the issues of food security on Vancouver Island.  Are we doing enough to feed ourselves on Gabriola?

“Because so few people are directly involved in agriculture, there exists a significant disconnect with consumer knowledge and on the ground agricultural realities.”


“Most people are surprised to find that much of our food has travelled significant distances, been out of the ground or off the bush for weeks or months before consumption, and has required from one to twenty calories of fossil fuel energy for the production of one calorie of food.”

You can read Jared Smith’s paper here.