Fair Trade Kampot Pepper Helps Cambodian Farmers and Canadian Food Banks

The 50 Million Meals Campaign is working with a collective of 400 small, organic pepper farmers in Southern Cambodia to develop a community-based, fair trade distribution system for the Kampot pepper.

Canada’s Agriculture Industry Expected To Receive Three Billion Canadian Dollars

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year federal, provincial, and territorial project to invest three billion dollars into Canada’s agriculture sector.

Canada’s Revised Food Guide Makes Plant-forward Suggestions

Canada’s much anticipated revised food guide includes some major changes, like suggestions to eat more plant-based proteins and reduce consumption of processed foods.

Opinion | A Farmer’s Transformation

A former tobacco farmer reflects on his transformation toward regenerative agriculture, influenced by a farmer-driven program that aims to feed the world while improving the health of the planet.

Eight Toronto-based Initiatives Fighting Food Waste

When Canadian governments lack leadership in fighting food waste, individuals and organizations take charge. Food Tank has compiled a list of eight Toronto-based initiatives finding creative uses for excess food, closing the loop in a wasteful food system.

Opinion | Indigenous Gardens Boost Food Sovereignty in Canada

Indigenous people in Canada face deep food insecurity; but the Ontario Indigenous Neighbours program from the Mennonite Central Committee is cultivating passions for gardening, and as a result, food sovereignty.

Mayors Meet to Collaborate on Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

More than 400 mayors, city officials, and experts convened in Valencia, Spain from October 19 to 21, 2017 for the Third Annual Gathering of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP). Delegates from the 159 signatory cities engaged in debates, forums, and panels to exchange ideas and solutions to food-related issues relevant to urban environments.

Researchers Find Food Insecurity “A Key Contributor to Poor Health and Higher Costs” in Canada

Researcher Naomi Dachner discusses with Food Tank her team’s work on the association between health care costs and food insecurity in Canada, which they found “consistent with U.S. research that has raised concerns about food insecurity as a key contributor to poor health and higher costs.”