Food security: why the cost of food has become an Arctic issue

Heavily reliant on food deliveries by air, the cost of transporting food to Grise Fiord and other parts of the Arctic has become a major issue

Food security, the issue

 

A trip to Grise Fiord Co-operative reveals a lot about a region where simple access to food has become a major issue. With only one plane delivery per week, Frank and Laura Norman who manage the co-op, hope that fewer passengers are en route - that way there will be more room for food to stock their shop. In these three videos Charlie Bird discusses food security in Iqaluit the capital, the price of food in Grise Fiord and meets the latest plane to see what’s on board. For more see irishtimes. com/arctic

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