4 reasons why local food is trending

People love shopping. This means we especially love giant global corporations. Ikea is practically a national monument to the American Dream. But when it comes to food, people are starting to question the wisdom of getting their food from global multinationals.

They are tired of ingredients that can’t be pronounced, and they wonder how far the food has traveled to get to the store. People are saying they want simple, local food.

Besides, when you have had enough processed food, you need something light and healthy to get your blood sugar back under control. But you know what isn’t boring? Feeling great and having energy. That’s why more and more people are reducing their carbs and eating more veggies.

During World War II, Americans planted over 12 million urban gardens that were called “Victory Gardens”. These gardens helped feed the nation and gave people a way to contribute to the effort. It felt like everyone was in it together.

But times have changed. Nowadays, we don’t know our neighbors, and it feels like we forgot how to grow things. The good news is that it has never been easier to get started. Even if you don’t have a yard, new techniques are making it easy to grow more vegetables in smaller spaces.  

Lots of food is imported from out of the country. This means that there is room for local food businesses and startups.

Ontario’s powerhouse agri-food sector generates $36.4 billion a year in Gross Domestic Product. What’s more, the agri-food sector has exciting growth prospects. In 2013, the Premier of Ontario, challenged the sector to double its growth rate and create 120,000 new jobs by 2020. The sector is on track to meet these targets with $2.2 billion in GDP added to the economy and more than 42,000 jobs created since the challenge was issued.

Read the complete article at www.zipgrow.com.

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