Toronto's target: 50% local food -

October 31, 2008, 11:26 AM by Allison Hanes in the National Post

Jamie Kirkpatrick, an activist with the Toronto Environmental Alliance, said the policy is a winner both environmentally and economically. Increasing the amount of local produce will support farmers in the Greenbelt and Southern Ontario and the descrease in greenhouse gases emitted from food being transported to Toronto from the other side of the globe will improve air quality.

"Toronto becomes the first and the largest city in Ontario to have a local food procurement policy," Mr. Kirkpatrick said.

Originally published in the National Post.