The past few weeks there have been a couple of neat news stories that have caught my attention in the world of local food. As we work on providing support to the Fund’s grantees in getting more Ontario food into public institutions, many others are also doing their job to educate the public on the benefits of putting more Ontario food onto our plates...
On January 13th, a former London, Ontario city councilor Gordon Hume, spoke to the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) about the benefits of buying local and how the WEEDC can improve their agribusiness. Hume, author of The Local Food Revolution, highlighted how more municipalities need to wake up to the power they have over local food. The talk was covered by local outlet CBC News.
Another recent story from Edmonton, announced an event bringing together producers, local chefs and food service providers. The event will be held on February 7th and presents an opportunity to get members of the food value-chain together to discuss how to increase the local food on their menus. Even though this event isn’t in Ontario, it is proof that there are great changes happening across Canada with local food.
These articles represent some of the great the work that is being done to increase the use of locally produced foods. With more local foods reaching the masses, we’ll see a more sustainable, safe and secure food supply for our future.