Not quite a month ago, one of our Members shared a Link with us to a short video Hellmann’s produced on taking advantage of locally grown Canadian produce. The message is quite simply to “choose Canadian, whenever and wherever possible”. They utilize some wonderful montages and raise awareness on the impact imports have not only on our general food consumption, but also on the economy, the environment and our communities as a whole. There are some excellent facts shared comparing current product imports,
There are a considerable number of actvities underway promoting "Going Green" and reducing our carbon footprints on the environment but an area that is becoming more and more visible is the push to utilize local resources in our own daily food consumption. Across the Province, there are a number of initiatives underway to spread awareness of the wonderful and diverse breadth of products available produced here in our own backyard. Municipalities, sector organizations and producers are working together to build and promote awareness of these savoury delights through Markets, Restaurants, Local Events and general advertising.
Hellmann's has stepped up to raise awareness of consuming local products and encourages us as Canadian consumers to make a difference on our tables by "looking for, asking for, and filling our bags" with local products every day! To say it was quite an eye-opener, would be an understatement and certainly this short clip definitely provides some very good Canadian "food for thought" if you will!
Our sincere thanks to Hellmann's for allowing us to share this video with our Members and Community Partners! It is aptly titled "Hellmann's○R: Eat Real, Eat Local" - just click on "Choose Canadian" after you have connected on the following hyperlink - www.eatrealeatlocal.ca. This link will also provide you with an opportunity to peruse Hellmann's initiatives beyond the video itself.
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Have a great week and please enjoy the opportunity to seek out, purchase and savour the flavor of our wonderful Canadian food products!