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“Digging Deeper at Ontario’s Sustainable Food Systems Conference.” Phil Mount, Nourishing Communities (Dec 16, 2015) ” In late November, I travelled to Sudbury, Ontario for Sustain Ontario’s biannual sustainable food systems conference. This conference brings together actors from across the Ontario food system, representing diverse voices including farmers and consumers, institutions and policy-makers, food networking organizations and the odd academic.” “As always, Bring Food Home provided an excellent opportunity to network and have frank conversations with Ontario’s major players in regional and local sustainable food systems—if you missed it (or even if you didn’t), mark your calendars now: the fall of 2017 is just around the corner!”
IN THE NEWS
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“Climate change threatens food security in northern Ontario.” TVO.org (December 8, 2015) “People living in the remote regions of Ontario rely on wild food for its high nutritional value and relative availability, but the changing climate is threatening to upend that way of life. In addition to its impact on wild animals, the changing temperature has also introduced new risks for the communities’ infrastructure and people engaging in routine practices, such as checking the traplines. […] [Dr. David Pearson] discussed how the changing climate might also present opportunities for the growth of food in the north at the 2015 Bring Food Home conference, held in Sudbury, Ontario.”
“New agriculture, local food and co-ops in Ontario’s North. rabble.ca (December 03, 2015) “The Bring Food Home Conference in Sudbury Ontario this November was an opportunity for hundreds of food, farm, fish and traditional foods practitioners and advocates from across the province to share and learn in a three-day gathering of workshops, panels and tours. The excitement in the north around local food shone through in session after session.”
“Les saveurs au cœur de la conversation.” Le voyageur (25 novembre 2015) “Lors du Forum Mettons la Table de la fin de semaine, Mark Schatzker, un journaliste de Toronto spécialisé en alimentation et auteur du livre The Dorito Effect (2015), a ouvert la discussion au sujet des saveurs. Pourquoi ont-elles changé au fil du temps? Pourquoi avons-nous de fringales intenses pour certains aliments en particulier? Les saveurs sont une composante à laquelle nous devons maintenant apporter une plus grande importance, étant donné l’évolution de la science dans le domaine alimentaire.”
“Can policy-makers reconcile food security issues with reality?” TVO.org (November 13, 2015) “Over three days, they will exchange strategies to combat the food crisis. While an overhaul of Nutrition North, and an injection of more dollars into the program, is needed, it’s events like Bring Food Home, Leblanc says, that are another critical part of the equation — they shed light on food security solutions from people with first-hand knowledge.”
“Feast of Local Flavours at Bring Food Home Conference” Morning North, CBC (November 12, 2015) Listen to Amanda LeClair, local coordinator in Sudbury, talking about the Feast of Local Flavours at the Bring Food Home Conference on Morning North.
“Sudbury-area food to be celebrated” thesudburystar.com (November 8, 2015) “As part of the larger Bring Food Home conference (www.bringfoodhome.com), Sustain Ontario will be hosting a Feast of Local Flavours in Sudbury on Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. that is open to the public. ….. Each chef will choose at least one local producer to be paired up with, then showcase their food in creative ways.”
“Bring Food Home: A conference for everyone” northernlife.ca (October 9, 2015) – “The dynamic three-day program includes more than 40 sessions organized into six streams. Of special interest are the Friday Farmer Training sessions, hosted by Farmstart, aimed at encouraging young or specialty farmers to meet and learn new ecological farming techniques or better business practices.”
“SSM – Bring Food Home Conference Celebrates Food And Farming” wawa-news.com (September 25, 2015) – “This year’s event themed ‘Digging Deeper’ will bring together healthy food and farming advocates, innovators and decision makers to share successes, gain skills, and collaborate on the future of Ontario’s food movement.”
“Bring Food Home Conference celebrates food and farming” SooToday.com (September 25, 2015) – “The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) will be one of the food system leaders participating in Sustain Ontario’s 4th Bring Food Home conference in Sudbury November 20-22, 2015.”
“Sudbury to host food conference” northernontariobusiness.com (September 24, 2015) – “Sudbury will play host to a provincial food conference this November. Bring Food Home: Digging Deeper will take place Nov. 20-22 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Sudbury.”