Sunday, April 24, 2011
2011 Waterloo Region Food Summit, Sat April 30
In 2009 a Waterloo Region Food Summit was held here in our city. Summit participants heard about and discussed the reality of hunger and poverty in Waterloo Region, the farmers' struggles to make a living growing food, and of the unhealthy diets of most of our population as a result of our out-of-balance food system. From this summit, 6 priorities for the building of a strong, viable regional food system were declared: 1) food sovereignity; 2) food policy; 3) urban agriculture; 4) local food infrastructure; 5) farm viability; 6) access to healthy food. Come out to participate in the upcoming Food Summit to follow up on these priorities for our region - more info and registration details here.