Would you like to see a coordinated approach to food policies and programming in Ontario?  How could we get there? How about a comprehensive, coordinated strategy? Over the last couple of years, a team of organizations has been working on creating a Strategy for Healthy Food and Farming, and they want your help!

Between April 23rd and May 31 there will be a consultation on the Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy: A Plan for Healthy Food and Farming. Groups who would be involved in the implementation of the strategy are invited to provide input. This includes farmers and farm groups, individuals and groups involved in community-based food programs, public health and nutrition professionals, food businesses, and government partners. ALL Sustain Ontario member groups will be invited to consult on the strategy. If you’re not a member (don’t forget, membership is free) now is the time to sign up.

To learn more, please contact strategy@sustainontario.ca.

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One Response to Consultation: Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy

  1. tony nunes says:

    The unnecessary and avoidable practice of spreading contaminated sewage sludge on farmland, under the guise of fertilizer, is a growing, yet under reported health concern. Fact: most cancers can be attributed to environmental factors. Fact: sewage sludge is known to contains possibly tens of thousands of different contaminants, depending on the feed stock. Fact: No one really knows what the long term effects of spreading contaminated sewage sludge on farmland will be on human health, as contaminants make their way into the food chain, the air we breath and water we drink. The soil and environment are the foundations upon which the quality of our food depends. If you start with a contaminated foundation, what can you expect the end produce to end up as? Government regulations for spreading sewage sludge are out dated and not supported with current scientific study. There is not public exposure about where our food comes from and how it is grown. The public has a right to know and to choose what foods they consume. Knowledge in empowerment.

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