Food Policy

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Seventy percent of people in Manitoba are hungry for a national school food program

Seventy percent of people in Manitoba support a national universal school food program. We sponsored a province-wide survey in June …

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What’s your recipe for a better food system? Manitoba discussions on a national food policy

In late May, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced the launch of a national food policy consultation process. A national food …

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Winnipeg food council members appointed

On Wednesday, June 21st, Winnipeg City Council appointed ten members to the first ever Winnipeg Food Council. The new members …

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The National Food Summit: the potential for a food policy for Canada

  In late June, we attended a Food Summit in Ottawa hosted by  Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).The goal of …

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Brandon food council survey launches

May 27, 2017 Dear friend in food, Brandon is fortunate to have several organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals working to …

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City Council approves the formation of a Winnipeg Food Council!

Food Matters Manitoba would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was involved getting the Winnipeg Food …

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Creating a Brandon Food Policy Council – The Next Step Towards Food Security

By: Olivia Boyce, Global Market What’s been going on? A partnership between the Brandon Poverty Committee, Food Matters Manitoba and the …

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What we learned at the most recent Food Secure Canada National Assembly

Every two years, people who work to end hunger and build healthy sustainable food systems across Canada gather to share, …

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13 Fires Community Discussion on Food

Food Matters Manitoba was honoured to be a part of the 13 Fires: Food community discussion on Saturday, August 27, …

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Putting healthcare on the table this election

We’re hearing a lot of promises in the lead up to the provincial election.  We have heard promises to cut …

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Putting Manitoba on the Menu

Together, schools, hospitals, post-secondary institutions and Crown corporations spend millions of dollars on food each year. But why is only a …

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Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Investing in Local Food

What would it look like if Manitoba invested in local food? Schools, hospitals, and other public institutions are important places …

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A Right to Eat

Last Thursday, the world recognized Human Rights Day. The same day, rising food costs made headlines here in Winnipeg. The …

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Rural Institutions & the Case for Supporting their Local Abattoirs

When Bev, the food buyer for Benito School, is buying meat for her school’s hot lunch program she chooses to …

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Local Food Procurement: A Case Study of Diversity Foods

By Leanne Dunne, Manitoba on the Menu Coordinator Institutions, such as universities, play an important role in food system change, …

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From Hunger to Health

A podcast from SPUR Winnipeg Kreesta Doucette, executive director of Food Matters Manitoba, Shaun Loney, founder and executive director of …

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Winnipeg Food Policy Council on the Horizon

By Carolyn Townend After nearly a decade of policy work from local community organizations and businesses, Winnipeg will soon be …

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Provincial Abattoirs are a Key Piece of the Local Food Puzzle

This April I had the chance to visit Prairie Abattoir, one of the few provincial abattoirs (slaughterhouses) in Manitoba. It …

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A Good Food Strategy for Winnipeg

By Carolyn Townend Why Food? We all know food is a connecting point. It impacts the way we live, work …

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The Future of Food in Our City

What does an ideal Winnipeg look like ten years from now? That was the first question posed to the participants …

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