Cornucopia’s Take: A small province on the south Pacific island of Vanuatu is banning junk foods, in favor of their rich farming heritage. A local leader says, “there is no need to eat imported food when we have so much local food grown organically on our islands.” He has also witnessed health effects in other provinces from eating the generally low-nutrition imports.
South Pacific islands ban western junk food and go organic
by Eleanor Ainge Roy
Leaders of Vanuatu province want to turn local people and tourists away from unhealthy imports in favour of locally grown crops and seafood
A group of south Pacific islands are banning foreign junk food imports in favour of an all-local, organic diet as a way to combat future health problems.
Torba province, part of Vanuatu, aims to impose restrictions on the import of western foodstuffs and instead take advantage of its productive agricultural land and rich natural resources. Read Full Article »