Canadians say fresh, healthy food too...

Canadians say fresh, healthy food too expensive: Poll

There are 4 comments on the Canada.com story from Feb 9, 2009, titled Canadians say fresh, healthy food too expensive: Poll. In it, Canada.com reports that:

The poll showed 47 per cent of Canadians don't buy fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and whole grain products, lean meat or fish because of the cost.

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Ontario goings on

Toronto, Canada

#1 Feb 9, 2009
Local business and farms hold the key to economic success

http://www.mikeschreiner.ca/media/press-relea...

... Edmonton to $5.02 in Calgary. In Ontario, where apples are grown regionally, the cost varied from 90 cents in Peterborough to $5.49 in Dryden.

A 2.7 kg bag of potatoes ranged from $1.50 in Toronto to $2.15 in Whitehorse, to $6.95 in Yellowknife,...
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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables, Canada, Ontario, Dryden, ON, Whitehorse, YT, Yukon
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Sep 7, 2009
More than $5.00 more for a bag of apples. Apples can grow in Dryden.
I was raised in Northern Ontario in the fifties and I remember fruit. There were apples, oranges and occasionally bananas available to the children of steelworkers. People who had family in Southern Ontario got fruit sent to them or brought on a visit.
The farmers aren't seeing much of the inflated costs.
It really is true that we should all be working toward producing our own food real fast.
Iggy is No Good

Dartmouth, Canada

#3 Sep 7, 2009
I just moved from Ontario to New Brunswick. 4 liters of milk in ON was costing me $3.98 at WalMart. I was shocked when I got here to find the same amount of milk at WalMart selling for $7.19!
Walt

Winnipeg, Canada

#4 Sep 29, 2009
That is an eye opener and a disgrace. Milk has been traditionally held at lower prices as it is viewed as an essential for children's teeth and bone development.

If you are in the country get a goat. Different taste but at least you won't be paying $7.19 for four litres after the initial investment costs.

Bet those farmers aren't seeing much of the almost $4 difference either.
Iggy is No Good wrote:
I just moved from Ontario to New Brunswick. 4 liters of milk in ON was costing me $3.98 at WalMart. I was shocked when I got here to find the same amount of milk at WalMart selling for $7.19!

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