Edmonton Submission on a Food Policy for Canada – Fall 2017
Over the fall and summer of 2017, Alberta Food Matters, Alberta Flavour Learning Lab, Edmonton Food Council, University of Alberta’s Sustainable Food Working Group, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and the City of Edmonton worked together to provide input on a Food Policy for Canada. Our efforts came to fruition with Edmonton’s “What’s Your Recipe for a Better Food System?” Event held on September 13th, 2017 at the Edmonton Food Bank Annex. This event was held in order to provide input into Food Secure Canada’s national report, as well as direct input to the Government of Canada.
Over 60 participants participated in three hours of round table discussions focused on the questions posited by the Federal Government regarding this developing policy. Attendees included representatives from food production, distribution, policy, waste recovery, and the emergency food sector, as well as members of the general public.
After the consultation event, host organizations compiled input to produce a report about the event. The report was submitted to Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, and staff at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. We are pleased to have been able to work together on this project and look forward to continuing to foster a vital food system in the Capital Region and beyond.
- Food Policy for Canada Report Back-Edmonton-2017
- Signed Reply-Minister MacAuley-Food Policy for Canada
Updates from the Federal Government
The House of Commons Standing Committe on Agriculture and Agri-Food tabled its report on a national food policy on December 11.
For more information from the Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/food-policy.html