Archive: Food

National Days in February Mark Agriculture’s Importance

Our country likes to celebrate, and as such, our calendar is full of holidays, national days and other celebrations. Some are more sentimental, like the upcoming Valentine’s Day, while others border on the ridiculous, like National Hot Sauce Day. The Christian Farmers Federation would like to highlight two February dates that we think hold special…

A Food Policy for Canada

August 31st is the last day to have your say on the development of the federal Food Policy for Canada. The Food Policy for Canada is a far-reaching initiative, with the power to affect our economy, environment, and social programs. It will set the national direction on issues like food safety, security, sustainability, affordability, and…

Sharing Perspectives Creatively

On Saturday, August 12th, I had the opportunity to attend the Perspectives Potluck on behalf of the CFFO, hosted on the Craig Family Farm in Arthur, Ontario. The goal of the workshop was to bring people together from various areas of expertise and experience, and bridge knowledge gaps between members of the community. The attendees…

Battling Food Insecurity in Ontario

Food security is a hot topic in the media today, as more research is conducted into what makes people food secure. Food insecurity is a multi-faceted issue that cannot be explained simply as being caused by living too far away from food, or not having enough. The issue is complicated and encompasses many factors. Food…

Acres of Food Production in Ontario

There is ongoing debate about the importance of protecting farmland in Ontario. A recent article from the Fraser Institute entitled “Only markets can determine best use for Ontario cropland” raises the question of who should determine the use of farmland. The authors of this article, Glenn Fox, Yi Wang and Kenneth P. Green, studied whether…