What Is A Food System?

Food systems include the economic, environmental and social factors involved in food production, distribution, processing, retail, consumption, and waste or repurposing.

The People’s Food Policy is the first Canadian policy to be advanced based on food sovereignty principles. It calls for a food system which:

  • Focuses on Food for People
  • Values Food Providers
  • Localizes Food Systems
  • Puts Control Locally
  • Builds Knowledge and Skills
  • Works with Nature
  • Recognizes that Food is Sacred  2