13 Global Food Banks Reshaping Food Distribution to Address the Root Causes of Hunger

Food Tank is highlighting 13 global food banks adapting their models to address systemic issues in the food system and ensure dignity and agency.

New Study Highlights Traditional Foods as Foundational to the Health and Well-Being of Indigenous Peoples

The study underscores the health and nutrition disparities experienced by the First Nations peoples of Canada.

Remembering Wayne Roberts: Advocate for Sustainable Food Systems

Canadian writer and food policy analyst Wayne Roberts, best known for his work with the Toronto Food Policy Council, has died at the age of 76.

Remembering Percy Schmeiser: Farmer and Hero

Percy Schmeiser, best known for his battles against Monsanto and genetically modified seed patents, passed away on October 13 at the age of 89.

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.

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