I checked out the USC Canada website while tossing around ideas to follow through on in the new year ahead. This information on what can be done regarding the national food policy which promotes agricultural biodiversity caught my eye. And, so I share it here:
Resetting the Table: The People’s Food Policy
USC Canada is an active collaborating member of Food Secure Canada – a pan-Canadian network of citizens and organizations who created “Resetting the Table,” Canada’s first comprehensive national food policy in 2011.
Support the vision of a Viable Food Future! USC Canada is part of a group of international organizations that contributed to A Viable Food Future, a global report that makes the case for ecological agriculture. Download it in English or in French. It demonstrates how ecological agriculture can:
· Drastically reduce poverty
· Reduce climate change and cool the planet
· Restore biodiversity, soil fertility, and water resources
· Improve livelihoods and provide employment for billions of people
· Produce enough good and nutritious food for 9 billion people or more!
Raise your voice about food, farming and climate change!
Our global food system serves neither the planet nor most of the people who live on it. It leaves behind a huge footprint, damages ecosystems, threatens the planet’s biodiversity, and isn’t serving the people who grow most of the world’s food today: small scale farmers.
Now, more than ever, we need to urge our leaders here in Canada and around the world to help build a better vision and plan of action that works for people all over the world. Have your voice heard as, over the next few months, leaders make crucial decisions about the future of our food and our planet.
- Join the movement: Use our creative campaigning resources in your community to take action, together, for food sovereignty.
- Are you between 12 and 30 years of age? Get involved in USC Canada’s youth engagement program.
- Volunteer with USC Canada
- Learn More about food issues
- Participate in a USC Event.
Small scale farmers feed the world but are the most vulnerable to climate change.
Through the many choices we make every day, we can influence changes taking place at home and around the globe. Here are some things you can start doing today:
- Buy locally produced food whenever you can: Your support for local agriculture and rural economies is a first step in restoring balance to the food system.
- Consider where your food comes from: Help restore our connection to farmers who steward the land and grow healthy food all over the world.
- Support small farmers in the global South: They‘re on the front lines of climate change and global market practices that threaten their rights and ability to grow their own food. Donate to USC Canada today.
USC Canada participates in various other campaigns led by other organizations.
– Action to stop genetically engineered alfalfa in Canada led by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. To find out more visit www.cban.ca
This is an important issue that is often completely overlooked by many who do not realize how greatly changed through genetic engineering that our seed supplies and hence our food in general has become.
Today’s “stone” is Day 364 more aware, more concerned, what are we eating anyway