In Canada, almost half of the produce tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency contained significant levels of pesticides, according to a report conducted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The modern standard of purchasing our food from mass production sources has offered us many perks but clean food is not one of them. It’s time that we take control of what goes onto our plates and into our bodies. Here are four fun hobbies you can add to your leisure list to help you live a healthier lifestyle as well as take charge of what fuels your body.
If you have ever checked the packaging information of frozen fish in the supermarket, you may have realized something. It’s really difficult to find fish caught in North America. A large portion is caught in China and shipped over, and a good percentage of fish caught locally comes from fish farms, not fresh, wild sources.
In addition to being a stress-relieving, relaxing hobby, fishing provides you with the opportunity to yield your own protein source from a clean natural body of water. And there is something truly rewarding and intimate about catching, cleaning, and consuming your food source yourself.
To get started, find out your local requirements; many cities require permits and licenses, including state and country-specific boating licenses. This is particularly important for those that travel often, especially if you’re a snowbird who leaves your hometown regularly, so that this hobby can add a new element of fun to your travels. [Read more…]