Fifth Annual Picnic at the Brick Works – October 2

This celebration at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works will put the spotlight on local growers, ranchers, fishers and artisans, so gather your friends and family and prepare for the tastiest day of the year.

Fifth Annual Picnic at the Brick Works – October 2

This celebration at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works will put the spotlight on local growers, ranchers, fishers and artisans, so gather your friends and family and prepare for the tastiest day of the year.

Langley Eats Local – Aug 6

Come out and enjoy some great local food for the whole family! There will be a variety of food items to sample and purchase, local wines, honey, flowers, music, local artisan products and of course berries!

Langley Eats Local – Aug 6

Come out and enjoy some great local food for the whole family! There will be a variety of food items to sample and purchase, local wines, honey, flowers, music, local artisan products and of course berries!

Searching for food sovereignty in the Bella Coola Valley

Many eco-conscious people have fantasized about leaving it all behind to go live off the land and eat only what they grow, hunt or fish. But what would it really be like? Author Kristeva Dowling has put it all down on paper in a new book called Chicken Poop for the Soul: In Search of […]

Backyard Bounty

This practical guide is packed with simple, low-maintenance methods to produce the most organically grown food all year round from any home garden. With advice on soil preparation, composting, seeding, watering, mulching, pruning, winter crop planting schedules, greenhouses and more, as well as a wealth of information specific to the West Coast climate, Backyard Bounty will get you growing.

Pushing Further: Building your career in the good food movement

The purpose of this mini-conference is to provide a series of educational and interactive sessions for those interested in getting or starting a job in the food, and related environment or health promotion sectors while making a difference in society.

Voting with our stomachs

Food Forward asks Toronto candidates on behalf of its members, what will you as MP and your party do to increase access to healthy, sustainable food for all Torontonians?

AJ Update: Just Food available now!

The first and most important thing to say about food,” writes Wayne Roberts in this issue of Alternatives, “is that there is no first and most important thing to know about food.” This apparent riddle summarizes the message in our latest issue “Just Food.” Food is ubiquitous, affecting health, social welfare, agriculture and the economy. By thinking of food holistically – as our report on Belo Horizonte, Brazil, demonstrates – we will begin to implement policies and adopt systems that will result in a healthier population and a more robust economy in which farmers are fairly rewarded for their labours.

We invite you to dig into this tasty issue, and decide for yourself whether a food revolution is really in the making.

Growing Local 2011 Conference

The Canadian CED Network is pleased support and promote the work of our members, Food Matters Manitoba. This event is an opportunity to learn new food skills, support your local farmer & work towards healthy, fair, and sustainable food for all Manitobans.

Tips for Eating Local in Winter

During the summer months many enjoy taking the challenge of eating locally. It’s a great way to support your community farmers and eat fresh food, free of preservatives. There is no better way to support your local economy and gain control over what you actually consume. It may seem challenging enough in the warmer months…

LEAF certifies its first eco-friendly restaurant in Toronto

Toronto – Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF), a third-party certification pr ogram for restaurants and foodservice facilities that meet and adhere to strict environmental criteria, recently announced the certification of its first green restaurant in Toronto. Cowbell, a progressive restaurant located in the city’s trendy Queen West strip, was recognized for its ongoing commitment…

New Review of The Raw Milk Revolution on GreenBookReviews.ca

The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights, by David E. Gumpert has recently been featured on GreenBookReviews.ca “The Raw Milk Revolution, by David E. Gumpert, would more accurately be entitled “Milk Wars.” Any attempt to sell raw milk creates a froth of such proportions that we must conclude that it is…

The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights

The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights
David E. Gumpert
White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green, 2009, 288 pages

The Raw Milk Revolution, by David E. Gumpert, would more accurately be entitled “Milk Wars.” Any attempt to sell raw milk creates a froth of such proportions that we must conclude that it is symptomatic of something bigger.

The war is all about politics and ideology – about food control and food beliefs. So when battle lines are outwardly drawn around issues of food safety and the right of citizens to choose the food they want, it takes Gumpert’s sharp journalistic skills to uncover what risks to profits and livelihoods could lie beneath….[Click here to read more!]

2nd Annual Slow Food Seminar

From Climate Change Connections – The 2nd annual Eat Slow event by Slow Food Winnipeg is taking place on Saturday, May 15!

Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood

Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood
Taras Grescoe
Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers
2008, 326 pages.

Do you treat yourself to oysters or salmon from time to time? Are you tempted by tiger shrimp? Is tuna your comfort food?

If you are among the billions of people around the world who enjoy fish and other delicacies from the sea, this book is for you. Depending on which types of seafood you consume, you may be driving a species toward extinction, or contributing unknowingly to the destruction of coastal ecosystems and the local human communities that depend on them. Closer to home, you may be putting your own health at risk…. [Click here to read more!]