Ontario Budget endorses food security

With three of the top five ideas being in food (and the other two in mental health), the public has shown food as high priority, and the need for significant further investment by the government after the next election.

4 ways corporations can improve food security

Traditional corporate social responsibility won’t cut it if you want to make a difference in food security, you can’t just donate some cans to a food bank anymore.

New GTA org offers budding urban farmers huge plots this Spring

Want to grow your own vegetables using organic methods, but don’t know where to begin?
Green Peas Organic, a new organization has just been formed to manage an important project now in its 5th season, at McVean Farm on TRCA’s Claireville Conservation Area in Brampton.

Food security social enterprises:

MaRS has partnered with funding from the Provincial Government to offer an accelerator program supporting in-progress social enterprises focusing on food security. Do you think social enterprises can improve food security? Should the government take this approach while allowing incomes lag and poverty to rise? Can a business model be provided that can profit while providing…

Food Secure Research

I was really impressed and lucky to meet and strategize with Deepan and Melanie this week. They have recognized critical needs of an important group of mostly young people who often live below the povety line: researchers. Melanie reflected on how some of the cutting edge work done in Canada is done by those who make a…