Sustain Ontario

Growing Food Infrastructure in the GreenbeltGrowing Food Infrastructure in the Greenbelt
$15,000 - June 8, 2009

Though food distribution is a major component of Canada’s agri-food sector, with expenditures of $137 billion in 2005, the consolidation of major grocery chains and a lack of local distribution channels inhibits widespread access to local food products.

Bent on closing the policy gap in the local food web, Sustain Ontario builds a healthy and sustainable local food system in Ontario by creating new connections in the web and strengthening local food infrastructure.

While demand for local food seems to be ever-increasing, major infrastructure barriers prevent a local food web in Ontario from becoming fully developed. Sustain Ontario brings together diverse stakeholders from across the food supply and distribution system to create a road-map for success, offering concrete ideas about how to revitalize regional fruit, vegetable and meat processing infrastructure in Ontario.

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