Posted in Uncategorized on 19. Aug, 2010
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 of food policy researchers, has put together a toolkit, based on a toolkit prepared by Sustain Ontario, to help map out the important food issues in the upcoming civic elections. Their research outlines some key issues about our food system, and helpful hints for organizing events and meetings with candidates during the 2010 election campaign.
Together, we can put a healthy, local, and sustainable food system on the municipal plate!
Download the document here: Winnipeg Elections Guide 2010
To get involved in making sure food is addressed at the municipal level in Manitoba, you can get involved through the Winnipeg Food Policy Council Working Group, a network of groups and individuals working to see food policy addressed at the civic level in Winnipeg.