We are working to enhance community food security and food sovereignty in Canada and abroad. Food is never just fuel but plays an integral role in culture both as a source of unity and of conflict. At the same time, we live in a world of stunning inequalities where both the number of hungry and the number of obese people is rising. Therefore, we can see that food sits at the foundation of community, personal and planetary health. By exploring the links between food safety, sustainability, culture and security we are working with our partners to create the foundations of better nourished communities now and in the future.
We are Enhancing Communities by investigating:
food’s role in culture as a source of unity, and of conflict
safe delivery of food to consumers in sustainable packaging
Community Food Systems: A Story from Ireland’s Burren
Dr. Philip Loring shares a story about how community food systems can answer social, economic and ecological dilemmas.
Dr. Loring is the Arrell Chair in Food, Policy and Society at the University of Guelph and recently lead the publication of a new report on community food security – Spotlight on Community Food Systems.