Okanagan must ensure food security

I believe our proposed growth strategy is predicated on the assumption that when one goes to a food store, there will be food.

Dear Editor:

I believe our proposed growth strategy is predicated on the assumption that when one goes to a food store, there will be food on the shelves.

I feel a more prudent strategy would assume that the Okanagan Valley must be capable of being self reliant, with regard to its food supply.

Therefore it follows that we should not, under any circumstance, consider removing any land from the Agricultural Land Reserve and perhaps even consider adding to the ALR, those lands being considered for a swap.

George Brake

Summerland