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Cultivating New Approaches

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Supporting Urban Agriculture Grows More Than Fresh Food

Friday, September 15, 2017

The City of Toronto has proclaimed September 15, 2017, as Toronto’s first official Urban Agriculture Day; and if you know anything about the abundance of good food projects in the city, you know there’s plenty to celebrate. Thus, there have been events celebrating the power of urban ag in...read more

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New Arrell Food Institute Announces Scholars & Their Research

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Earlier this year, the Arrell Family Foundation announced an astounding $20 million donation to the University of Guelph, the single largest gift the university has ever received. The University matched the funds, for a total commitment of $40 million, creating the Arrell Food Institute. The Institute aims to transform...read more

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Long Term Care Food Directors Go Straight to the Source!

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance’s Serving Up Local project celebrated Local Food Week by igniting conversation around getting more local and protein-dense meats on the plates of long-term care home residents. VG Meats, located near Simcoe, Ontario, hosted the discussions at their processing facility and cattle farm,...read more

Refresh Event at Burlodge

Optimizing Food Purchasing at Long-Term Care Homes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

May 10, 2017 Update: The Toronto Star has since reported an update, that Ontario Long Term Care homes have received a 67-cent increase—from $8.33 to $9 a day starting July 1st —to feed their residents. The CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, Cathy Gapp, has said the new provincial funding will...read more

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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, and will kick off with keynote speaker Dr. Martin Gooch, CEO/Partner...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