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FIVE BIG IDEAS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
A PROPOSAL FROM FOOD SECURE CANADA FOR THE NATIONAL FOOD POLICY Canadians are concerned with the health and sustainability of the food they eat, and, as more and more people struggle to put good food on the table, our food system has become an issue of increasing priority. Unhealthy diets claim more lives than any...
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(Taken from Growing Connection Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrowingConnection) Folks in Collingwood are catching on to the value of the TGC Pop Up garden, installed in early June…. Health & Taste is at hand, immediately, daily… Please share this video. Perhaps people everywhere will start to realize that the empty lot down the street, a future construction site,...
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Nourish: The future of food in health care
We are in an era of incredible pressure on the Canadian healthcare system. The silver tsunami and a growing burden of chronic disease are forcing a conversation around the next big innovation since medicare. From systems that are centralized and hierarchical, the MaRS Market Insights’ Transforming Health report finds a shift to new models of...
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Farm to Cafeteria Canada has celebrated many successes in 2016! Be inspired and watch our year in review!
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Visualizing the Future for Health Care For three years, Project SOIL has used case studies, pilot projects and visioning sessions to investigate the viability of on-site food production at public institutions, through collaborative arrangements with local food producers. Over that time, interest in food production on public land has continued to grow, with schools and universities,...
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NIC FEED Comox Valley
Local Food, Social Procurement and Grow-to-Order Contracts with Publicly Funded Institutions By Sandra Hamilton Project Lead, FEED Comox Valley at North Island College A vision to increase supply of local food in public institutions is behind the Food, Environment and Economic Development (FEED) Comox Valley project, one of eight national initiatives funded by The J.W....
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Grantee Spotlight: Rethinking Hospital Food with Real Food for Real Kids
Institutional food doesn’t have the best reputation. Readers weren’t surprised to see that the management at Ottawa Hospital were no fans of the food served to patients – but I was impressed that they were prepared to admit as much, and announce steps to make big changes to their foodservice. David Farnell, CEO at Real...
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From Farm to the Institutional Plate: What does it take?
Photo Above: Lester’s Farm Market, Newfoundland I am guilty of wondering if the grass is greener elsewhere. Having worked for many years to connect students with local growers in Vancouver’s urban setting, I have often mulled over our successes and challenges. I have read of initiatives elsewhere with twinges of envy, despite knowing others do the...
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SCOTT GRAHAM
Are you curious about who is at the helm of Farm to Cafeteria Canada? This candid interview with Scott Graham by Tracy Giesz, originally posted in www.capturequeue.com, provides some lovely insights! Scott is the Associate Executive Director of the Social Planning and Research Council, (F2CC’s fiscal sponsor Agency) and he is a member of F2CC’s Leadership Council. Tracy...
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FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems The evidence in favour of a major transformation of our food systems is now overwhelming. Many influential studies have helped shape our understanding of the perilous situation our food systems are in, from the degradation of ecosystems to the fragility of farmer livelihoods in many...
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