Food justice in the future of Canada’s food systems
Arrell Food Institute is a collaborator on a recently released report, The Next Green Revolution. It includes key findings and recommendations for how Canada can lead the way in a more sustainable food future.
There are, however, opposing views which have been raised and gaps that have been identified.
Phil Loring, Arrell Chair in Food, Policy and Society explains these issues in his article below. Evan Fraser, AFI Director, acknowledges the comments and shares how we can learn and reflect from this open dialogue in a commentary also shared here.
Response and an invitation regarding “Next Green Revolution” report
“The report argues that Canada must rise to meet a global mandate to intensify food production while also reducing the climate footprint of Canadian agriculture. While the report regularly invokes the concept of sustainability, it does not follow the best available science and social science for how to achieve sustainable food systems that are also equitable and just.”
Respecting each others’ opinions
“Sometimes good friends and close colleagues disagree. When they do, it is important to respect each other‘s opinions and develop a mutual understanding of each other‘s positions.”