Namaka cutting wheat

A Moment from Yesterday

June 5, 2019 | Opinion | Volume 23 Issue 12
Conrad Stoesz |
Photo: Mennonite Heritage Archives

A farmer cuts wheat on a farm in Namaka, Alta., in the 1920s. Food and its production continues to be a central driving force in society, affecting our health, quality of life and where we live. Forces such as mechanization, urbanization, and globalization have impacted the food matrix and our connection to the food we grow and eat. The environment, food distribution, food genetics, food safety and ownership of food are increasingly relevant issues. What connection do you have to the food you eat? How do you stay connected to food producers?

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Harold Schmidt cook
Didsbury drawing
Graduating class

Photo: Mennonite Heritage Archives

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