Food System Collaborations

Lay Summary 

FARM held the Future of Food Roundtable, in October, 2014, to discuss food issues in Newfoundland and Labrador. There was a panel of six speakers (2 farmers, 2 restauranteurs, 1 food security expert and 1 graduate student). University members and the public were invited via posters, email and our FARM website. There was lots of interest! The problem of accessing local food (fish, meat, fresh vegetables) became a key topic. There were also comments on various aspects of the food system that lead to difficulties for consumers and producers alike. The discussion ended with a request to seek more information about food policy in NL and how it influences everyone's access to nutritious, affordable and fresh food.

Departments 
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Funding 
Quick Start Fund, Office Of Public Engagement
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Foodways
Food Security
Industry Sectors 
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Food Services and Drinking Places
Start date 
22 Oct 2014
Partner Organization 
Food Advocacy Research @ Memorial (FARM)