New Edition: Making Waves: Community Development and Food Systems
Posted by on August 13, 2007
The summer 2006 edition of “Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Magazine” is all about rebuilding our ailing food system. “Growing Hope” presents salient issues, opportunities, and initiatives in order to challenge social entrepreneurs to intervene far more strategically in the food production and distribution sectors.
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Apologies for cross-postings. A French-language version of this edition is also available.
WHY FOOD? WHY NOW?
Our food system has come to be all about efficiency, quantity, and economy – not health, employment, environment, and self-reliance. It’s time to identify the real issues, the real opportunities, the real difficulties – and to start building a real food system.
PLOTTING THE FUTURE OF FOOD
Rather than look for a technological, corporate-driven solution to our food crisis, advocates of the Ecological Paradigm propose something more dramatic: making the food system integrate with the life of natural and human communities.
Dependency is giving way to capacity and partnerships as a food bank on Kauai gives its charitable activities an entrepreneurial edge.
A TASTE OF THE FUTURE
In Qu?bec, the social justice organization ?quiterre has been carving out a market for local, organic, and community-supported food.
BUILDING THE ECOLOGICAL FOOD SYSTEM
FoodShare Toronto has grown into a champion of community-led initiatives in food preparation, education, enterprise, and public policy.
CANADA’S CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS
Each of the seven major trends in consumers’ food preferences represent a wave that social entrepreneurs can ride into the future.
THE HIGH ROAD TO FOOD SECURITY
Policy is one arena for advocates of a sustainable, responsible food system – but its success will hinge on their ability to make it real in the marketplace.
FIGHTING FOR THE FARM
There will be no resolution to the crisis in our food system unless farmers’ interests and perspectives are taken fully into account.
GETTING REAL ABOUT FOOD
With a revised federal Agricultural Policy Framework in the works, a prime opportunity beckons to impress the values and insights of the Ecological Paradigm on our policy-makers.
Making Waves: Canada’s CED Magazine
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