Presentation on theme: "GEOG 352: D AY 12 Food Self-Sufficiency. H OUSEKEEPING I TEMS Next Tuesday, we will have Sheila Malcolmson, the current chair of the Islands Trust Council,"— Presentation transcript:
GEOG 352: D AY 12 Food Self-Sufficiency
H OUSEKEEPING I TEMS Next Tuesday, we will have Sheila Malcolmson, the current chair of the Islands Trust Council, and likely the next MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, speaking on policy for sustainability, using her experience with the Trust over many years. She’s an excellent speaker, so please come at 2:30 if you can. The Trust is the collection of islands in the Salish Sea that have some degree of self-government, and whose residents tend to be fairly environmentally aware. For a map of the area covered by its jurisdiction, see: file:///C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/Trust%20Area%20Map %20-%20Large%20Format.pdf#page=1&zoom=auto,- 77,2163. file:///C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/Trust%20Area%20Map %20-%20Large%20Format.pdf#page=1&zoom=auto,- 77,2163
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H OUSEKEEPING I TEMS We have Emmanuel presenting today. I would be curious to hear how you think Nanaimo Foodshare reflects the various forms of capital we have been discussing, and any other comments you have on it. A film that might be of interest. I might also show a short film on Providence Farm near Duncan, provided you haven’t already seen it.
“J UST E AT I T ” I saw a similar film at the VIFF: “Just Eat It,” a film made by a Vancouver couple about their 6-month experiment to se if they could live on food other people had thrown out. They managed to only spend $ on groceries, and salvaged $20,000 worth of food that otherwise would have gone to the landfill and it all was perfectly good! Interspersed with their experience was some more general analysis of food waste. From production to wholesale distribution to retail to households, 30-50% of all food is wasted.
“J UST E AT I T ” In U.S. 97% of all waste food is landfilled, thus producing methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The energy used to produce waste food is equivalent to 4% of the entire energy budget of the U.S.; water used could provide for half a billion people. Every hamburger patty uses the equivalent of a 90 minute shower. In Europe, distributors dictate to producers the length of bananas, the width, the curvature, and the absence of blemishes. As a result of not meeting these criteria, half of all bananas are thrown away!