Agriculture’s Connection to Health: A summary of the evidence relevant to British Columbia
The relationship between agriculture and human health in British Columbia is complex and multifaceted. The availability of healthy food is an important determinant of health, but only one of many connections between agriculture and health. Agriculture influences food choices and healthy eating patterns and impacts a variety of social, environmental, and economic determinants of health. In other words, agriculture’s relationship to the environment and its role as an economic driver has implications for human health.
Powell, L., Newman, L., & Kurrein, M. (2016). Agriculture’s Connection to Health: A summary of the evidence relevant to British Columbia. Vancouver, B.C.: Provincial Health Services Authority, Population and Public Health Program.