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The journalist and former Vancouver city councilor Peter Ladner discusses his new book The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities (New Society, 2011), examples of ideal food production, as well he touches on the current municipal election campaign, with Joseph Planta


The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities by Peter Ladner. (New Society Publishers, 2011)

Click to buy this book from New Society: The Urban Food Revolution


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

We rely too much on industrial agriculture, to the point where it’s damaging our health, our economy and the environment itself. Sure food is cheap and easy to come by in this part of the world, but the costs inherent are almost incalculable. A new book, The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities is part recipe for solutions to our problems, and highlights places where great advancements are taking place; examples of where we could be with new ways of growing and delivering our food. It’s a fascinating, stimulating and important book. Peter Ladner is a journalist, and a former two-term member of Vancouver’s city council. He is the publisher and co-founder of Business in Vancouver, and a director of The Natural Step Canada. This book is published by New Society Publishers. The website for more is at www.peterladner.ca. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Peter Ladner; Good morning, Mr. Ladner.

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