Article Highlight: Food Insecurity Is Associated With Higher Health Care Use And Costs Among Canadian Adults by PROOF

The PROOF (Food Insecurity Policy Research) team’s important new publication analyses how compared with fully food-secure adults, marginally, moderately, and severely food-insecure adults presented 26 percent, 41 percent, and 69 percent higher odds of acute care admission and 15 percent, 15 percent, and 24 percent higher odds of having same-day surgery, respectively. Conditional on acuteContinue reading “Article Highlight: Food Insecurity Is Associated With Higher Health Care Use And Costs Among Canadian Adults by PROOF”

A Food Network Response to COVID-19 in Peterborough by The Trent University Team

On March 19, two days after Premier Ford declared a state of emergency for Ontario, a ‘new’ food network emerged in Peterborough. It developed out of the Peterborough Food Action Network (PFAN) which, for 13 years, has promoted community food security in Peterborough City, County, and local First Nations. Maintaining the vision that “everyone inContinue reading “A Food Network Response to COVID-19 in Peterborough by The Trent University Team”

Article Highlight: First published in the EFAO’s Summer 2020 member newsletter: Reflections on Farming and Racism by Brenda Hsueh, Black Sheep Farm

First published in the EFAO’s Summer 2020 member newsletter Brenda Hsueh is an organic vegetable and sheep farmer in Grey County. She left the financial world of downtown Toronto 12 years ago to start the adventure of farming and hasn’t looked back since. Now she farms at Black Sheep Farm with her partner Skyler, andContinue reading “Article Highlight: First published in the EFAO’s Summer 2020 member newsletter: Reflections on Farming and Racism by Brenda Hsueh, Black Sheep Farm”

SCHOLAR STRIKE CANADA TEACH-IN: the Migrant Workers in Canada: Unfree Labour on Stolen Land September 9

Scholar Strike Canada hosted a Teach in with a focus on the Migrant Workers in Canada: Unfree Labour on Stolen Land. This teach in helps to situate the viewer with the current state of Migrant Workers in Canada as well as the ways in which systemic injustice is propogated within the nation. The teach inContinue reading “SCHOLAR STRIKE CANADA TEACH-IN: the Migrant Workers in Canada: Unfree Labour on Stolen Land September 9”

WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Urban Agriculture, School and Community Food Programs

WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Urban Agriculture, School and Community Food Programs Wed. Sept. 16, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT (UTC -4:00) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED via EventBrite How have individuals’ and families’ food-related activities changed as a result of COVID-19, particularly in light of school closures and rising food insecurity? How can urbanContinue reading “WEBINAR – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Urban Agriculture, School and Community Food Programs”

Article Highlight: New Research recommends Canada institute a Universal Healthy School Food Program

“Gary Hoyer and Chinh Do of George Brown College have just released Generating Success for Farm to School, a report that researches the benefits of farm to school. Its recommendations include instituting a universal healthy school food program across Canada, complemented with a farm to school approach.” This article is definitely worth a read, itContinue reading “Article Highlight: New Research recommends Canada institute a Universal Healthy School Food Program”

Article Highlight: Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan | CCPA

The Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan is an offshoot project of the Alternative Federal Budget project. It is a collaboration among organizations and researcehrs from a variety of sectors including:  populations, and areas of expertise including human rights, labour, environmental protection, anti-poverty, arts and culture, social development, child development, international development, women, Indigenous peoples, theContinue reading “Article Highlight: Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan | CCPA”

Article Highlight: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Agriculture and Food System

“A sustainable and just food system for Canada as proposed by the National Farmers Union will mitigate and prevent multiple cascading crises and provide the foundation of a good life.” This article is a great read to understand how Canada needs to change to adapt to the vulnerabilities of the current food system based offContinue reading “Article Highlight: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Agriculture and Food System”

Article Highlight: Food Workers Have Always Been Essential—Give Them What Is Theirs By Erik Hazard and Leila Mzali

This article coming from Foodfirst.org highlights the various issues faced by both migrant food workers as well as local food workers. It highlights key points of interest such as: Free market Food Systems and Exploited Labor. Corporations, Worker Vulnerability, and Forced Labor Migration. Organized labor, Solidarity, and Resilience. All of which play an important roleContinue reading “Article Highlight: Food Workers Have Always Been Essential—Give Them What Is Theirs By Erik Hazard and Leila Mzali”