Manitobans share their ideas for a better food system

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Winnipeg, Manitoba – August 29, 2017

Food is a part of every Canadian’s life. We make choices every day about food that impact our health, environment, and communities. The Government of Canada is conducting consultations to gather input from Canadians to help shape A Food Policy for Canada that will cover the entire food system, production to consumption to compost. This policy will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term.

As part of these consultations, Food Matters Manitoba, is hosting two What’s Your Recipe for a Better Food System? community engagement events. The first one is being held today, August 29th in Wabowden, Manitoba, in conjunction with Grow North, an annual food security gathering. The second will be held in Winnipeg in partnership with Winnipeg Harvest at Winnipeg Harvest (1085 Winnipeg Ave) on September 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The goal of these events is to bring Manitobans together to talk about how we can build a healthier, more just, sustainable and economically viable food system for all Canadians.

“this is a chance to get more voices speaking during this consultation, and trying to engage people that will not be reached by the government hosted events.” Says Rob Moquin, Policy Manager at Food Matters Manitoba.

What’s Your Recipe for a Better Food System? community engagement events are being organized across Canada by members of Food Secure Canada. Food Secure Canada is a national network of organizations and individuals working for zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems. These events will augment the seven consultations being hosted by the Government of Canada.

“A national food policy is a real chance to build a country where everyone can get the food that they need, we are excited that the potential a national food policy holds” Says Rob Moquin, Policy Manager at Food Matters Manitoba.

Event link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-recipe-for-a-better-food-system-winnipeg-tickets-36909250562

Local Media Contacts:

Rob Moquin, Policy Manager, Food Matters Manitoba, 204-943-0822 ext. 201,  rob@foodmattersmanitoba.ca

Liz Bend, Marketing and Communications Manager, Food Matters Manitoba,  204-943-0822 ext. 101, liz@foodmattersmanitoba.ca

National Media Contact:

Gabrielle Spenard-Bernier, Communications Coordinator, Food Secure Canada: 514 271 7352; communications@foodsecurecanada.org