The Lost Art of Feeding Ourselves — How Home Economists & Farmers Can Help #BringBackFood

Photo credit, OHEA, 2014

For Mary Carver, a professional home economist, it is hard to imagine — a 20 year old that doesn’t know how to crack an egg; a shopper wondering why he couldn’t find bananas local to Ottawa; a senior no longer eating eggs because her doctor had told her to stop eating dairy products. The stories that Carver can rattle off are incredible, and also terrifying for someone whose job it is to ensure that we can feed ourselves. Her experience at the Ontario Home Economist Association (OHEA) has her ears and eyes wide open for people that don’t know a…

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