VANCOUVER/Tyee/ – Colleges and universities are driving local food procurement in the public sphere, according to a new survey.
The survey, conducted by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, is the first of its kind to look at local food purchasing by public institutions across Canada. In total, 239 representatives from colleges and universities, public schools and health care facilities responded. Out of these three institutional groups, college and university campuses not only had the largest food budgets (50 per cent of those surveyed spend between one and five million per year on food) but they were spending a significant proportion of that money on local food.
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Source: The Tyee
Date: October 10, 2013
Journalist: Colleen Kimmett