I am sitting in a modest building just off the coast of the Arctic Ocean, called Paulatuk NWT, Population 450. I am eating supper with my friends that I have now worked with for over 5 years after FINALLY graduating with a master in rural economics. The food we are eating is truly a blend: hunted game (or country food), hydroponically grown greens and milk 2% yep, definitely 2% that was shipped in by plane. The specials things about this meal are: the meat, was from an animal that was not contaminated by MethylMercury, PCB's or other carcinogens, the greens were grown locally in a community greenhouse, with love and cost roughly 1000% less than shipped in greens once cost back in 2010. The sweetest part of my meal however you guessed it, that delicious milk ... 2% ;) I want to implement a policy (this is no hypothetical this is the real deal) that matches prices in the south to prices in the north, for the population of canada it would literally cost cents a year on an individual basis to off set the cost of shipment.
This dish is called cooperation, it tastes sweet and it's best served with friends.