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Ontario is affected by many trade agreements that potentially restrict its ability to enact public procurement measures that discriminate in favour of local food. However, an examination of some of the limitations and exceptions of certain trade agreements that affect Ontario as well as a review of public procurement measures adopted by jurisdictions subject to similar trade agreement restrictions,...
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The University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Campus Food Strategy Group (CFSG) is pleased to announce their official Kick-Off Event on October 23, 2012. This event will coincide with BC Foods Days, an annual collaboration between UNBC’s campus food service provider, Eurest Dining Services, and the Northern Undergraduate Students Society (NUGSS). CFSG is excited to...
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Source: CBC News-October 16, 2012 Hundreds of students at Saint Catherine’s School in Halifax are enjoying a free lunch made by their schoolmates in honour of World Food Day. Earlier this week, Grade 5 students at the school on Connolly Street picked the remaining food from the school garden and made a potato soup with...
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Source: Newswire.ca- October 18, 2012 TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) takes great pride in fostering the care and health of children. Providing healthy, nourishing food is vital to good health and the healing process. The Greenbelt Fund is funding a project to assist SickKids in bringing more Ontario food to...
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Source: The Globe and Mail- October 19, 2012 Every morning when he arrives at school, Cody Sponagle, a whippet-thin 17-year-old, feeds the fish in Classroom S1 in Bendale Business and Technical Institute, in central Scarborough. But this is no ordinary student chore. Mr. Sponagle and a handful of his classmates in Bendale’s “green industries” program...
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Source: The Tyee- October 16, 2012 The Public Health Association of B.C. has launched a national farm to cafeteria network set on improving the quality of food, and the amount of local food, in public institutions like schools, university campuses, and hospitals. network. The association — a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to promote public health — has already...
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Source: The Tyee- October 19, 2012 Local fish, pulled from the cold water off the north coast, is a staple on the menu at the eight-bed hospital in Masset, a town of roughly 1,000 located on the largest island of Haida Gwaii. Patient meals also regularly feature local potatoes and onions from nearby farmers; part of...
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Source: The Tyee- October 18, 2012 Following on the example of St. Joseph’s hospital in Guelph, a nationally-recognized model of bringing local food into big institutions, we wanted to find out how patients’ meals measure up in Vancouver. Indeed, could we do a plate-by-plate comparison of hospital meals: their ingredients, how far they’d travelled, what our health...
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Source: The Tyee- October 17th, 2012 Guelph, Ont. — “Hospital food” is one of those phrases that evokes an almost visceral reaction from anyone who has had the displeasure of experiencing it first-hand. Bad hospital food stories are nothing new, but in the past few years there has been a renewed call to improve the...
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Source: Calgary Herald- October 16, 2o12  A new national network aimed at connecting farms to cafeterias — improving food in these institutions and, subsequently, those who use them — launched today as students here in Calgary learned more about the importance of local food. Farm to Cafeteria Canada is a national program, managed and administered by...
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