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Atlantic provinces challenge each other to eat local

Now this is some healthy competition.

Now this is some healthy competition.

Nova Scotia is set to take on the three other East Coast provinces in the second annual Eat Atlantic Challenge.

Agriculture Minister John MacDonell declared in a news release yesterday he'll only eat food that’s produced in Atlantic Canada this Sept. 4 and is inviting fellow Nova Scotians to do the same.

“Local food is good for our health, communities and the environment, and supports our economy,” MacDonnell said.

The province with the most people who go to eatatlantic.ca and pledge to chow down on local foods gets “bragging rights,” the release said, adding participants will qualify to win prizes donated by the region’s co-op food stores.

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