Local Agriculture

More voices needed on national food strategy

 by Steffanie Scott

Who’s setting the table for the food that Canadians are eating? And who should be involved in establishing a national food strategy for this country?

Between 2008 and 2011, more than 3,500 Canadians participated in “kitchen table talks,” a process that culminated in the publication of Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy for Canada. The report was adopted by Food Secure Canada, a national network of people and organizations mobilized around zero hunger, healthful and safe food, and sustainable food production and distribution systems.