Toronto Star Features the Economics of Local Food in Ontario
"To say that Ontario's agri-food industry is an economic powerhouse may sound like hyperbole, but in fact it's something of an understatement."
— Dick Snyder for the Toronto Star
Indeed, our agri-food sector generates $63 billion in sales to consumers each year, and employs 767,000 people. In this double-page feature, read about the financial benefits of fresh, homegrown food; farmers' stewardship of the land; overcoming the challenges of bringing food from the farm to the table; and why fostering food literacy at the grassroots level benefits the province and Ontarians at large. This feature originally appeared in the Toronto Star on Saturday, December 3, 2016.