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Ethical Agriculture Podcast

May 13, 2022

Today we speak with independent jounralist and author JB Mackinnon. Who, together with his partner Alyssa Smith, authored the book that is credited with putting eating local on the map. When they learned that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels 1,500 miles from farm to plate, they decided to launch a simple experiment. For one year, they source all thier food from within a 100-mile radius of their Vancouver apartment. 

Today's discussion takes us through his experniences while doing this local eating initiative. And he reveals insights, struggles, and deeper revelations about the way we produce and consume our foods. 

His latest book, The Day the World Stops Shopping is a provocative, deeply researched thought experiment exploring what life beyond consumerism might look like—and she shares with us his insights into how we can get there. 


To view a list of the author's work, click the link below and head to his website. 

JB Mackinnon website:

Related Books: Chicken Poop for the Soul: in search of food sovereignty

Music by: Kevin Martin