Food stability resources help inform decisions about one of the most important parts of life!
“All Canadians should have access to enough safe and nutritious food to sustain them, keep them healthy, and enable them to lead productive lives. However, nearly 2 million people in Canada (about 7.7 per cent of Canadian households) self-report being “food-insecure.” Household food insecurity is influenced by a household’s ability to pay for food, physical access to adequate food resources, health requirements for nutritious food, and preferences for culturally appropriate food.
Enough for All: Household Food Security in Canada analyzes the current state of food security in Canada; explores key risk factors associated with food insecurity; highlights current efforts to address food insecurity in Canada; and recommends strategies to alleviate Canada’s household food security challenges.” (Food Security in Canada, August 2013, Preface)
Full Report (PDF): Enough for All. Food Security in Canada.
Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Find out in this video by the Food MythBusters:
Food and Climate Link Resources
All about spin-farming- www.spinfarming.com
C-Dar Biodynamic Society – http://www.cdarbiodynamic.org/
By the way, our visit to C-Dar Biodynamic Farm in Paradise Valley on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 was a great success! A bus full of real food and farming enthusiasts enjoyed a lecture on the principles and practices of biodynamic farming, followed by a hearty lunch of home-made soup and a tour of the farming grounds.
The BC Food Systems Network works to eliminate hunger and create food security for all residents of British Columbia – http://fooddemocracy.org
100 Mile Diet Vancouver. The 100-Mile Diet Society and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm have united to explore how sustainable agriculture can help reduce climate change and nurture the environment. Their project is called ‘The Foodshed’: http://foodshed.100milediet.org/
Permaculture Planet. The World’s Permaculture Portal: http://www.permacultureplanet.com/
What is a Food Charter? It is a statement of values and principles to guide a community’s food policy… and a lot more: http://beyondfactoryfarming.org/build-alternatives/food-charters