As we all know the CBC never met a trendy left-wing fad it didn’t like.
And so, I was not surprised yesterday to hear a puffball interview on CBC radio with Mark Arellano, a documentary-film maker and professor who was pushing the lastest left-wing fad: “Food Sovereignty”
Arellano has produced a film called Strange Fruit, which from what I heard on the radio, makes the following arguments:
- Food is too cheap. We should pay at least four or five times more than what we pay today for groceries.
- Shopping at grocery stores is morally wrong. We should only shop at farmers’ markets.
- Or better yet, everyone should grow their own vegetables and fruits.
I am sure those emaciated peasants would have felt a lot better knowing they were dying in accordance with left wing principles.
Anyway, I wonder if Arellano thinks we should also slaughter our own pigs and butcher our own cows. That could get a little messy around the backyard.
And I suppose we Canadians should forget all about eating European cheese or American oranges or drinking coffee and tea.
Mind you, there is a bright side to all of this.
If we did take Arellano’s advice and grow our own crops, it would mean we would be far too busy to partake in any other activities, such as listening to CBC radio.