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Greenhouse program targets food insecurity

 By Miranda Leybourne  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter In response to soaring food prices, the Manitoba Metis Federation is investing in seven new food security greenhouses across the province. The greenhouses will supply around 100,000 pounds of vegetables per year for MMF citizens, the organization’s president David Chartrand said in a recent release. Details regarding a large-scale food security greenhouse are on the way. “Food security is a growing concern, one that requires significant strategic thought and discussion to find innovative solutions,” Chartrand said. In August, Manitoba’s consumer price index rose seven per cent on a year-over-year basis, down from a 7.6 per cent gain in July, largely driven by lower gas prices in August compared with July, Statistics Canada’s latest Consumer Price Index report said. Price growth for goods and

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