Latest column, on food

My latest column for the Ottawa Citizen, pushing forward some of my thinking on organic food versus locally grown food, is here.

As complicated as all this is, it’s a good sign that consumers might be interested in all this information about their food. It’s not quite at the top of the list of lifestyle choices we make that can have a devastating impact on the earth — badly insulated buildings are first, personal transportation second — but it’s easily the most fraught. Food is bound up with culture, tradition and history, with family and childhood memories, with health and sensory pleasure and status.

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