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Growing a Better Future

GROW is Oxfam’s food security campaign launched in 2011. Oxfam’s sustainable solutions include…

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This means sharing how we consume food and how corporations and institutional structures function. We can make a difference by using environmental resources more delicately, addressing climate change, and helping farmers adapt to rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns. Let’s change what and how we consume.

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This means utilizing women farmers in developing countries giving them equal access to land, seeds, equipment, credit, and training. We can make a difference by helping women farmers in developing countries gain equal access to land, seeds, tools, and credit that would help them grow more food and eat better. Let’s change how food is produced.

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This means that the distribution of food needs to more balanced. We can make a difference by asking our governments to change policies that undermine people’s right to food. Let’s change policies and ensure the right to food is met.

What we want to see:
investment in small-scale agriculture that recognizes women having a critical role…this does not mean large corporate farms should not exist,  but they currently get most of the investment and support — resolving the food crisis will take a variety of approaches in which small-scale agriculture (which feeds 1/3 of the planet) can do
moratorium on land-grabs in developing countries
– responsible government regulation
– stop climate change

What you can do:
– buy food produced fairly and sustainably
– demand accountability from companies
– get governments to include support for sustainable agriculture and women farmers in the aid budget
– press the government to stop subsidizing food for fuel
– reduce greenhouse gases

 – Angela


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Farmers’ Markets: Coast to Coast

Hi everyone!

After a brief hiatus while everyone recovered from exams, Ethical Eats is back up and running for the summer! Over the next few months, members of Oxfam at Queen’s will be posting about local food from, favourite recipes, and food security issues from across Canada. If you have anything that you would like us to write about or events you would like us to publicize, leave a comment!

The beginning of summer marks the kick-off of many farmers’ markets and, so to start off I’d like to provide some links to some well-known farmers’ markets across Canada. Check them out this summer!

Victoria, BC: The Victoria Public Market,  http://www.victoriapublicmarket.com/farmers-market/

Vancouver, BC: http://www.eatlocal.org/

Edmonton, AB: Old Strathcona Famers’ Market, http://osfm.ca/

Calgary, AB: http://www.calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/

Saskatoon, SK: www.saskatoonfarmersmarket.com

Regina, SK: http://www.reginafarmersmarket.ca/
Winnipeg, MB: http://stnorbertfarmersmarket.ca/

Toronto, ON: http://tfmn.ca/

Ottawa, ON: http://ottawafarmersmarket.ca/

Montreal, QC: http://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/

Quebec City, QC: http://www.marchevieuxport.com/

Fredricton, NB: http://frederictonfarmersmarket.ca/

Moncton, NB: http://www.marchemonctonmarket.ca/page8744.aspx

Halifax, NS: http://www.halifaxfarmersmarket.com/

Charlottetown, PEI: http://charlottetownfarmersmarket.weebly.com/

St. John’s, NFLD: http://www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.com/

Happy shopping (and eating!)

– Hannah

P.S. Where are your favourite places to buy local food in the summer? Leave a comment below!