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Interesting stories pertaining to local food and food systems …

 

Ontario Federation of Agriculture – Food Literacy Attitude and Awareness Research Report.  OFA recently led a joint initiative called the Food Literacy Attitude and Awareness Research Project to take a pulse on the current state of food literacy.  The project surveyed three distinct groups of Ontario consumers – parents with children at home, teenagers aged 13-17, and millennials aged 18-26 who are living on their own. OFA worked together with an advisory committee including the Nutrition Resource Centre of the Ontario Public Health Association, the Ontario Home Economics Association, AgScape, and Farm and Food Care Ontario. The project measured the current level of food literacy among the three groups to develop baseline data, and gain insights to guide future programs, resources and information.  The report can be found at the link below. 

https://ofa.on.ca/resources/food-literacy-attitude-awareness-research-report/

 

Celebrating our Rural Roots – 150 Years of Family Farming in Trent Hills

 

http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/2017/10/09/new-funding-for-colborne-ag-centre

http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/2017/08/14/county-offers-variety-of-fresh-food-production

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/banning-food-waste-ontario-organic-compost-1.4244374

https://www.northumberlandnews.com/opinion-story/7492617-local-food-a-win-win-for-northumberland/