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?
Communities have huge power to shape their local food system – but it requires the input of all community members to make change happen. That’s been the mission of the Community Food Connections Association (CFCA) in Medicine Hat. CFCA’s food security coordinator, Alison Van Dyke, has been building up an inclusive food community for the … Continue reading Connecting communities through food
Thinking about attending Cultivating Connections? Not sure what it’s all about and why you should care? The Food Council chatted with Susan Roberts and Mary Beckie, co-chairs of Cultivating Connections, to find out why everyone should attend this conference – whether or not you work in the food industry. “We’re on a real wave right … Continue reading What’s important about food to you?
Scale up or bust: that’s long been the main approach to agriculture in Alberta. But a small group of farmers are changing that, by incorporating various practices and techniques that consider the whole ecosystem of the farm and its relationship to the community – instead of just the bottom line. Ian Griebel runs Redtail Farms, … Continue reading A different way to farm in Alberta
While, we all depend on food for nutrition and energy; our relationship with food goes beyond its nutritional and caloric values, and enters into how we function within our families, communities and municipalities. In Edmonton, I hope Alberta Health Services can work to improve overall health and wellness. Fundamental to this intent, is the principle … Continue reading Improving our relationship with the food we consume