A Food Policy for Canada: What do Edmontonians think?

The Edmonton Food Council recently had the opportunity to attend a national summit on developing a Food Policy for Canada. Here is our report back and next steps! A Food Policy for Canada: What Do Edmontonians Think? After years of lobbying by Food Secure Canada and other food organizations, the federal government has charged the … Continue reading A Food Policy for Canada: What do Edmontonians think?

Have your say on Canada’s new Food Guide

The federal government is currently working on a new version of Canada's Food Guide. This revision is a multi-year project that’s part of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy. Health Canada recently released a What We Heard Report summarizing the findings of nearly 20,000 responses gathered through open consultations with stakeholders and Canadians. Canada’s Food Guide forms … Continue reading Have your say on Canada’s new Food Guide

Reviewing Edmonton’s small markets and vendors

The Edmonton Food Council recently delivered a presentation to Edmonton city council in response to a report by city administration that reviewed the regulatory framework for small markets and vendors. This includes farmers' markets, public markets and their vendors. The Food Council supports this review as food is intrinsic to these markets and right now … Continue reading Reviewing Edmonton’s small markets and vendors

Call for submissions: Fresh Meaet

Do you have a new food-based business, nonprofit, or other great food-related idea that you're trying to get off the ground? Please join Edmonton's NextGen Initiative and the Edmonton Food Council at Fresh MEAET: a micro-funding forum exploring the possibilities for food and urban agriculture in our city. Attendees will take in presentation from local entrepreneurs … Continue reading Call for submissions: Fresh Meaet