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Raspberries, Blueberies and Blackberries

DYK? Grocery stores can offer lower prices when they purchase food in large amounts because it costs less per unit to buy and sell in volume!

i Government of Canada (January 15, 2019). “Local Food Claims Interim Policy.”  

ii The Conference Board of Canada (2013). Cultivating Opportunities: Canada’s Growing Appetite for Local Food.   

iii UnlockFood.ca (Dietitians of Canada). (2020). “All About Local Ontario Food.”   

iv Canadian Organic Growers (2020). “What is Organics?”   

v Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) (January 15, 2019). “Canadian Organic Standards.”  

vi Sustain Ontario (July 4, 2012). “The Multiplier Effect of Buying Local Food.” 

vii New Scientist (August 3, 2019). “Are Food Miles Important?”, p.24.     

viii Macdiarmid, J.I. (August 2014). “Seasonality and Dietary Requirements: Will Eating Seasonal Food Contribute to Health and Environmental Sustainability?” Cambridge University Press: Proceedings of the Nutritional Society 73(3): 368-75.  

ix Foster, C. et al. (June 2014). “The Environmental Effects of Seasonal Food Purchase: A Raspberry Case Study.” Journal of Cleaner Production 73: 269-74.  

x Röös, E. & Karlsson, H. (November 2013). “Effect of Eating Seasonal on the Carbon Footprint pf Swedish Vegetable Consumption.” Journal of Cleaner Production 59: 63-75.  

xi Van Passel, S. (April 2013). “Food Miles to Assess Sustainability: A Revision.” Sustainable Development 21(1).   

xii Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (July 2005). The Validity of Food Miles as an Indicator of Sustainable Development (Final Report).  

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