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Optimizing Food Purchasing at Long-Term Care Homes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

On Friday, March 10, the Toronto Star ran a report on the provincial budgets allocated to feed seniors in Ontario’s Long Term Care (LTC) homes. This of course piqued the interest of the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance, due to our Municipal Local Food Procurement project, generously funded...read more

Halton Food Council save the date

Save the Date: Reducing Food Waste Symposium in Halton May 30th

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Halton Food Council is hosting an event, Policies, Practices & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium, at Country Heritage Park in Milton on May 30th. The symposium will explore policies and practices to reduce food waste along the food chain. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details to come...read more

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Upcoming Food & Beverage Symposium in Halton Region

Monday, April 10, 2017

Join local industry leaders in food, beverage and agriculture at a Food & Beverage Symposium on April 20th in Milton at the MEV Innovation Centre (555 Industrial Drive). The symposium will highlight the emergence of Food Incubators and how they support growth and innovation in food. Attendees will also be joined by industry...read more

Cricket Chili, Entomo Farms

Alternative protein creating a buzz for its environmental & human health benefits

Friday, March 24, 2017

Forward-thinking food businesses have been focusing on this protein for a few years now. The Future of Food and Farming Forum in 2015 was abuzz with its potential. And it’s been growing exponentially as a nutritious, environmentally-friendly alternative protein on plates across the globe. We’re talking about insects. Entomophagy—the...read more

Increasing Local Food Procurement at Ontario Colleges

Mohawk College Report Released: Increasing Local Food Procurement at Ontario Colleges—now seeking pilot project partners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mohawk College is currently working on a project to increase local food procurement at Ontario’s 24 colleges, in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Kate Flynn, Sustainable Food Systems Research and Program Coordinator at Mohawk, tells us the project has now reached its first...read more

farmland from a Bruce Trail hike

Boosting Energy Efficiency on Farms: GF2 Funding Supports Farmers’ Transition to Low Carbon Economy

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The provincial and federal governments have added four new project categories under the Growing Forward 2 Program that are dedicated to helping farmers transition to a low carbon economy, aiming to support Ontario farmers while boosting energy efficiency on farming operations. The support will help farmers modify their equipment and improve efficiency at...read more