Deconstructing Dinner -­ Across Canada on 3 Wheels

norwaybcheaderAt 3pm on May 7, 2008, Darrick Hahn and Sinisa Grgic departed Victoria from the 0-Mile mark of the Trans-Canada and embarked on a cross-Canada journey to raise awareness of the nationally-syndicated radio program Deconstructing Dinner. The pair will be travelling by recumbent tricycles (or trikes). Cyclists Sinisa Grgic and Darrick Hahn are old high-school friends based in Southwestern Ontario. In the summer of 2007, Hahn stumbled across Steinman and it didn’t take long for Hahn to become a fan of the show. “After listening to Deconstructing Dinner more and more, I felt compelled to spread the word about the show,” says Hahn. “So as we cross the country, we will encourage everyone to listen to the show and learn more about the state of our food system.” Hahn and Grgic believe that many of our current health problems are directly, or indirectly a result of an unsustainable food system that is built solely upon profit. The trip will be focused on raising awareness and not money. “You keep your money, and with more awareness, you can choose what to do with it,” says Grgic. “We hope you use it to buy healthier food from local farms in your community, or support Deconstructing Dinner, a voice that is not yet well-represented in the mainstream media today. En route, the two cyclists will stop in at farms and markets and explore Canada’s food and farming culture. “We hope to eat as locally as possible along the way, and wild plants are not off-limits,” says Hahn.

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