It’s called the BC Bio-Region Food System Design Project.
In simpler terms it’s a study by researchers at Kwantlen Polytechnic into how the south coast could be self-sufficient in food production by 2050.
They say things like climate change, transportation costs, and environmental degradation are making global food sources more uncertain.
Kent Mullinix of Kwantlen, says as well as issues tied to food security there’s a serious economic argument to be made.
Mullinex says the “bio-region” they’re looking at would include the area on the mainland from Powell River south to the Fraser Valley.