Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Food Security Town Hall Meeting hosted by MP Denise Savoie

I am not a believer in the politics and ideology behind the food security movement, but I may still go to this meeting if I have time and I am not at the PNE with the kids.


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Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 10:08 AM
Subject: Invitation to Food Security Town Hall Meeting

Where does our food come from? It’s an important question for consumers. The rising cost of oil has driven up prices of basics like wheat, rice, and cooking oils to levels that can no longer be ignored. How to reduce our dependence on food supplies that travel an average of 4,500 kilometres to Victoria is something we all need to address.

Please join us on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, as we look for solutions to questions about food supplies. Your voice is needed at a town hall meeting that will bring together food activists, urban and rural farmers, agricultural experts, commercial food vendors and distributors. Hear from a local Metchosin farmer who has started growing wheat to supply local bakeries hit hard by rising grain prices and a local urban farmer who converts back yards to market gardens. Listen to how Thrifty Foods works to maintain consistent market sources. Other speakers will include a Vancouver Island Health Authority representative, a community garden proponent and a restaurant chef/owner.

Express your concerns. Add to the debate.

Town Hall Meeting

Food for Thought

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 7 p.m.

Greater Victoria Public Library boardroom

735 Broughton St.

A forum about how to cultivate sustainable local food sources and

how to ensure reliable sources in Canada,

moderated by Alex Atamanenko, MP

BC Southern Interior

Hosted by Denise Savoie

Member of Parliament for Victoria

250.363.3600

www.denisesavoie.ca

Admission is free. Bring a friend.

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