What is food policy?

Food policies are the decisions we make individually and together about food — how it’s grown, harvested, prepared, shared and enjoyed.  Good public policy is key to increasing the quality of our food, growing our local food economy, reducing food insecurity, and improving the health of the land.

The KFPC hosts discussions, presentations, and educational opportunities at our network potlucks.  We respond to critical issues that impact our food system, like the debates on urban hens and bees, the elimination of pesticides, and industrial development proposals such as the Ajax Mine and the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline. Getting involved in our programs, or our partner’s programs, is a great way to learn about the underlying issues in our food system and to find out how you can take action towards the kind of food system you’d like to see.

Here are some of the plans and policies we’ve contributed to at the local government level, in collaboration with the City of Kamloops.

City of Kamloops Food and Urban Agriculture Plan

The KFPC also contributes to food policy and program development by publishing and sharing what we’ve learned.

For more food policy resources please visit the BC Food Security Gateway Resource Catalogue.

Network Meeting Nov 2017

Food Policy Through Collaboration

So much of the work in advancing local food policy is about relationships, partnerships, and collaborations across multiple sectors. A critical first step is to begin to reach out to people and develop relationships. Is there a community dietitian…
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“Downtown at the Market” Feasibility Study Public Open House

“Downtown at the Market” Feasibility Study Public Open House Kamloops and the surrounding region have a long history of ranching, agriculture, and indigenous food systems, as well as developing innovative approaches for food and agriculture…
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City's Open House, May 26 & 30

The next stage of the City's Food and Urban Agriculture Plan will involve public input. Head out to one of the two events to make your voice heard! For more information, visit the city's website. Open House Information: Tues May 26, 4:30pm…

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