LETTER: Food security in Nelson

"West Kootenay folk are dreaming in colour to think we would have food security while our near neighbours are not."

Re: Food security in Nelson

The recent “Food Security Asset Mapping and Gap Analysis” study financed by the city of Nelson and Nelson Food Cupboard Society to date has not addressed our destruction of wild foods that sustained tens of thousands of humans for thousands of years until a genocidal gold/silver based religious/economic order arrived.

Real food security is political/religious sanity. West Kootenay folk are dreaming in colour to think we would have food security while our near neighbours are not. They would demand at gun point if their food supply is threatened and ours is secure. This is the very basic order of the dominant current human psyche.

It is not to suggest that the food security consultants hired are not sincere and well intentioned; it is just difficult to believe that the European pilgrim corporate structures that run our planet and fair city, can do anything but destroy local food security. This paradigm favours monied religions and political forms they have schooled into existence.

It was paramount for early European settlers to destroy vast herds of bison, caribou and huge schools of wild fish, in favour of a domestic slow golden cow and caged salmon.

Feeding our current population here in the West Kootenay is a piece of cake; if we don’t continue to look the other way when corporate municipal, provincial and federal political elite want to flood or industrialize, wilderness and agricultural lands that can produce venison and beef, as is currently wanting to happen on the Peace River and Jumbo resort. Those that are concerned for local food security should help stop the Site C dam. It is far from a done deal. The Site C reservoir will also increase the pine beetle problem, as the standing water will cause the winter temperature to increase.

Our best chance at a foreseeable food security is not continuing to poison the world around us.

Tom Prior

Nelson

Just Posted

UPDATED: Man pleads guilty in Baker Street death

Miles Halverson is guilty of manslaughter in the death of Matt Reeder

Nelson to hold open house on Railtown development

City will present plans and ask for input on specific areas of Railtown

Rossland chocolatier plans move to cannabis edibles

Council approves zoning change to accomodate processing facility

Nelson climate change strike set for Sept. 20

The strike marks the start of a week of related events

October is Plastic Free Month in Nelson

City will examine its own plastic use and encourage public to do the same

‘I shouldn’t have done it,’ Trudeau says of brownface photo

Trudeau says he also wore makeup while performing a version of a Harry Belafonte song

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized due to behavioural issues, BCSPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

B.C. ‘tent city’ disputes spark call for local government autonomy

UBCM backs Maple Ridge after province overrules city

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

Antonio Nolasco-Padia, 23, and Dina Anthony, 55, both well-known to Chilliwack law enforcement

B.C. MLA calls on province to restrict vaping as first related illness appears in Canada

Todd Stone, Liberal MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, introduced an anti-vaping bill in April

Chilliwack woman wins right to medically assisted death after three-year court battle

Julia Lamb has been the lead plaintiff in a legal battle to ease restrictions on Canada’s assisted dying laws

B.C. bus crash survivor petitions feds to fix road where classmates died

UVic student’s petition well over halfway to 5k signature goal

Most Read