Report on Vancouver’s food security to be released at community event! June 29th

Submitted by cshore on Thu, 06/16/2011 – 17:25
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Report on Vancouver’s food security to be released at community event

On Wednesday, June 29, Vancouver’s Food Policy Council will release the first comprehensive report ever issued on food security in Vancouver titled How Food Secure is Vancouver in a Changing World? 2010.

Two years in the making and close to 200 pages in length, this ground-breaking work, establishes what food security is and how we can measure it. Some major findings include that most of our food comes from elsewhere, Vancouver is significantly less self-sufficient in fruit, field vegetables and grains for human consumption than we were 25 years ago, and wee don’t all have equal access to fresh, wholesome food. The report and the Food Secure Vancouver website (http://www.foodsecurevancouver.ca/) will be launched at a public event June 29 from 4-8pm at the Creekside Community Centre. Registration details are at www.foodsecurevancouver.eventbrite.com.

What: Launch of Food Secure Vancouver’s report and website

Who: Vancouver Food Policy Council, City of Vancouver officials and staff, 100+ members of Vancouver’s food community

When: Wednesday, June 29, 4-8 pm

Where: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, 
Vancouver

Find out more about the Vancouver Food Policy here!

 

About the Vancouver Food Policy Council

The Vancouver Food Policy Council (VFPC) is a City of Vancouver Advisory Committee established in 2004 to work with City Councilors and staff to help move Vancouver toward a more just and sustainable food system. Its mandate is to examine Vancouver’s food security and the operation of its food system, provide ideas and policy recommendations for how these can be improved, stimulate and lead dialogues on food, and promote projects in the community.

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