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Viewing posts from: 2012

Signs of Hope for Greater Food Justice


Dec 21, 2012 04:00 PM

Posted by Judy Paul

A recent webinar highlighting the difference between charity and solidarity in emergency food programs got me thinking about creating community through collective kitchens.

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"It Doesn't Feel Like Shopping."


Dec 19, 2012 10:00 PM

Posted by Theresa Schumilas

CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) are everywhere. Are CSAs losing their ‘alternativeness’ and becoming mainstreamed?

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Doing The Holidays In Local Style


Dec 14, 2012 06:00 PM

Posted by Kim Bretz

Ideas for a local food celebration for the Christmas holidays.  

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Successful First Year for Conestoga Acres


Dec 14, 2012 09:01 AM

Posted by Jana Vodicka

The first year of operations for Conestoga College's community garden involved lots of volunteer hours growing great food, 70 lbs. of which was donated to the food bank.

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Christmas Dinner


Dec 12, 2012 05:00 PM

Posted by Gemma Charlebois

Our access to food, particularly during festive times like Christmas, is about our access to community.

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From Eating Disorder to Organic Farmer? Healing through Food and Farming


Dec 06, 2012 04:00 PM

Posted by Candace Wormsbecker

How we can use food as a transformation element in healing our relationship to ourselves.

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Mind Your Labels


Dec 05, 2012 08:51 AM

Posted by Andrew Coppolino

Food labels in grocery stores - and even farmers' markets - can be misleading.  Buyer beware!

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Weighing In On the 'Fat Tax'


Dec 02, 2012 11:00 PM

Posted by Jessica Kuepfer

Why the Disney ban on junk food commercials and the Fat Tax on processed foods is an unreliable patch for a larger problem. 

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Roundtable Wants Changes to PPS


Nov 29, 2012 09:00 AM

Posted by Brendan Wylie-Toal

The Food System Roundtable wants the Provinvial Policy Statement, which governs land use in Ontario, to specifically mandate food system planning.

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Farmer's Share of the Food Dollar


Nov 26, 2012 03:05 PM

Posted by Krista Hulshof

With farm incomes continuing to decline, farmers have only two choices: reducing their production costs, or getting higher prices for their products by selling directly to consumers.

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