As oil consumption continues to outpace oil discovery and production, energy prices will continue to rise. Because every aspect of our food system, from production, to processing and transportation depends on oil, the prices on our global menu will continue to grow, and they will grow beyond the reach of most citizens.
Simply put, our existing globalized food system is not sustainable. The sooner we begin to make the transition to a more rational system the better.
While governments appear to be largely unaware of this looming threat, small groups of citizens have recognized the problem and are beginning to look for solutions.
One of these is the Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op, located in Winnipeg, MB. In June 2012, WCTV joined a walking tour of projects the co-op has going in its neighbourhood.