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2015 Roundtable Blog - Year In Review

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Dec 30, 2015 11:00 AM

Posted by Jennifer Marshman

Just in time for the Christmas season - a link to every blog post of 2015 neatly tied up in a bow (labelled and categorized)  for your convenience!

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The Refugee Plea for Support from Waterloo Region Residents

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Dec 24, 2015 04:59 PM

Posted by Paulina Rodriguez

More than 1,000 refugees will be arriving in Waterloo Region by the end of the year. Read more to learn how we can help alleviate potential housing, social, and food security issues.

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Vegetarianism vs Localism: Money Talks

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Dec 18, 2015 02:55 PM

Posted by Amy Bumbacco

I know that I would like to eat less meat – but should I do so by becoming a vegetarian or by limiting my meat consumption to only that which was raised locally (within the province)? Here’s what I have found...

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Could your cereal box lie?

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Dec 09, 2015 01:00 PM

Posted by Kim Bretz

Companies know the buzzwords and fads and use those trends to market to the general public. Cheerios is one example. 

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Women in Farming Series: Leslie Zinger

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Dec 04, 2015 01:00 PM

Posted by Emily Mann

Leslie from Top Market Meats talks with Emily about her transformation from city dweller to full-time farmer.

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Plant Sanctuaries Offer Protection

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Dec 02, 2015 02:04 PM

Posted by Kristen Giesting

Kristen writes about her visit to the Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Ohio and how it led her to plant wild leeks in a woodlot near her own home.

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Dear Justin - Can You Give Us A Sign?

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Nov 27, 2015 09:00 AM

Posted by Theresa Schumilas

People at the grassroots of the food movement are wondering about the implications of the new ministerial mandates, and they are waiting for action to follow rhetoric.

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Food as Medicine

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Nov 24, 2015 05:49 PM

Posted by Zhenzhong Si

In China, food is seen as medicine. Zhenzhong Si discusses the functions and energy of foods in Chinese culture and the role food plays in a holistic lifestyle.

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Food Bank Use Continues to be High: HungerCount Report 2015

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Nov 19, 2015 05:30 PM

Posted by Katherine MacDuff

In Waterloo Region, 1 in 20 households access food assistance programs. Government policy can and should prevent this. A new study on food bank use describes the problem - and policy solutions.

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National Food Policy in Agri-Food Mandate Letter

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Nov 19, 2015 03:06 PM

Posted by Emily Mann

In the recently released mandate letter for the Agriculture Minister, Prime Minister Trudeau calls for the creation of a national food policy.

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