October 24th, 2014

Food Resources

Food stability resources help inform decisions about one of the most important parts of life!

Food Security

Report on Household Food Security in Canada
“Enough for All: Household Food Security in Canada” (Report August 2013)

“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.

Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2012
Full Report (PDF): Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2012

“Household food insecurity, inadequate or insecure access to food because of financial constraints, is a significant social and health problem in Canada. In 2012, 4 million individuals in Canada, including 1.15 million children, experienced some level of food insecurity. This represents nearly 13% of Canadian households.
Food insecurity has only been measured on a consistent basis since 2005, and not all provinces have participated in the monitoring of food insecurity each year since then. Nevertheless, the available data suggest that in most parts of Canada, food insecurity in 2012 remained at or above the levels experienced in prior years. Food insecurity was most prevalent in Canada’s North (especially Nunavut) and the Maritimes in 2012. The rates of food insecurity in half of the country’s provinces (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia) and two of the territories (Nunavut and Northwest Territories) were the highest rates observed yet in these provinces and territories. The lowest rates of food insecurity were found in Alberta and Ontario, but even in these provinces, the rate of food insecurity was over 11%.”
(Executive Summary, Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2012)
Full Report (PDF): Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2012

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 Societyhttp://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

 

Composting Resources

Education Resources