Across Winnipeg, people are getting interested in issues about food. What cities do about food issues can make a big difference. Cities have roles not only in farmers markets and community gardens but also in land zoning, developing infrastructure, poverty reduction and education to ensure that healthy food is available for all. MAFRA, a group [...]
On June 1, the City of Toronto’s Board of Health unanimously passed the Toronto Food Strategy- Cultivating Food Connections: Towards a Healthy and Sustainable Food System for Toronto. You can read the complete document by following the link. This provides a great example of what we could be doing here in Winnipeg if we succeed [...]
Welcome to the new home online home of the Winnipeg Food Policy Working Group. Over the next months we will be posting information about the benefits of a food policy council, updates from our work, and information about how you can get involved.
The Winnipeg Food Policy Working Group made its first presentation to city council last week, addressing the three city councillors who are members of the City Centre Community Committee. This is the first of five presentations to community committees that the Working Group plans to make. Stefan Epp presented background information on food policy councils [...]