Food Security

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life
- United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization

Urban Roots

Urban Roots” is an inspiring ‘how-to’ documentary on urban vegetable gardening.   Three dynamic gardeners share their personal stories on living a more self-suffecient lifestyle while providing practical information on how to garden.  Learn to grow your own food, it’s more nutritious and you’ll save money!

You’ll learn the basics from preparing soil to harvest, get new ideas on veggies to grow, and learn about raising chickens in the city.

www.urbanrootsgarden.com

The Lay of the Land: Local Food Initiatives in Canada

A scan of local food initiatives by type of initiative, geographical distribution, and umbrella organizations shows that we have a vibrant local food movement in Canada. Co-ops are identified and are 10% of the 2,300 initiatives. The number has probably increased, but the patterns of organization are very relevant.

Research was conducted in late 2008 by the Canadian Co-operative Association.

www.coopscanada.coop/public_html/assets/firefly/files/files/The_Lay_of_the_Land_Final_June_16_2009.pdf

Local Government Toolkit for Sustainable Food Production

This Toolkit shares innovative and effective actions that are being taken in British Columbia, Canada, and elsewhere to promote sustainable food production. It offers tools and advocacy ideas to help regional board members, area directors, municipal councillors, and local government staff and planners create a favorable environment for local and sustainable food production.

bitsandbytes.ca/sites/bitsandbytes.ca/files/sites/default/files/toolkit_final.web.pdf

Thought About Food: A Workbook on Food Security & Influencing Policy

This workbook was developed as part of a series of research projects on food security. As well as using research and experiences drawn from the Nova Scotia Food Security Projects, it incorporates ideas, insights and advice from people involved in food security issues and actions across Canada.

www.foodthoughtful.ca/

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people.

www.fao.org/

Ryerson University

food security continuing education.

www.ryerson.ca/foodsecurity/certificate

World Health Organization

 Food security The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. Commonly, the concept of food security is defined as including both physical and economic access to food that meets people's dietary needs as well as their food preferences. In many countries, health problems related to dietary excess are an ever increasing threat.

www.who.int/trade/glossary/story028/en/

Meal Exchange

Hunger and Food Security in Canada – (Ingredients for learning) Our goal is help you understand the multi-dimensional nature of hunger. Ingredients for Learning is not a one-stop clearinghouse of information, but a space to get you thinking and provide you with resources. With increased awareness you may just find yourself in interesting conversations with youth across the country about what’s going on and how our generation is working in communities all over Canada to address hunger.

www.mealexchange.com

Food Security

Food security happens when all people at all times have access to enough food that...

  • is affordable, safe and healthy
  • is culturally acceptable
  • meets specific dietary needs
  • is obtained in a dignified manner
  • is produced in ways that are environmentally sound and socially just

www.foodsecuritynews.com/

Food Secure Canada

Food Secure Canada (FSC) is a Canadian organization which works to unite people and organizations working for food security across Canada and globally.

foodsecurecanada.org/indigenous-food-sovereignty

Indigenous Food Systems Network

The Indigenous Food Systems Network Website was developed by the WGIFSand is designed to allow individuals and groups involved with Indigenous food related action, research, and policy reform to network and share relevant resources and information.

www.indigenousfoodsystems.org/content/indigenous-food-systems-network-website-train-trainers-workshop-2

Food Security & Influencing Policy

This workbook was developed as part of a series of research projects on food security. As well as using research and experiences drawn from the Nova Scotia Food Security Projects, it incorporates ideas, insights and advice from people involved in food security issues and actions across Canada.

Thought About Food is intended to provide tools and information to inspire communities to come together and act to make food security a reality for everyone. The next section Research Questions Behind this Workbook provides an overview of the background, activities and findings related to the research questions guiding this work.

www.foodthoughtful.ca/

Department of Agriculture

(CAN) – Canadian Action Plan for Food Security – Response to the world food summit plan of action.

www.agr.gc.ca/misb/fsec-seca/pdf/action_e.pdf

Sustainable Food Summit

With sustainability rising on the corporate agenda, food and ingredient companies are looking at various ways to reduce their environmental and social footprints. The fourth edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit hones in on two major aspects of sustainability in the food industry: carbon footprint reduction and the use of sustainable ingredients. Case studies will be given of organizations at the cutting edge of implementing such sustainability initiatives.

www.sustainablefoodssummit.com/

Stevia Global Forum

The Stevia Technology, Innovation and Safety Summit 2011 brings together leading R&D, innovation, new product development (NPD), marketing and food safety, Quality assurance. Professionals to discuss, innovate, knowledge share and shape the future of stevia industry into the new decade.

www.steviaglobalforum.com/virtual-conferance.html