The government of Canada is developing a new food policy. The goal is to create a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food and agriculture. They also plan to … Continue reading A Food Policy for Canada
It’s that time of year, when local produce is abundant and fresh. The shelves of our Produce Department are packed with a nutritious and colourful selection of organic fruits and vegetables from across BC, and, … Continue reading The freshness is now!
Canada’s Food Guide, which hasn’t been updated since 2007, is currently undergoing a much-needed revamp. The Food Guide is used across the country as an educational tool by school teachers and health care providers to … Continue reading Revamping Canada’s Food Guide
Customers of the Co-op may or may not know that we have a set of buying guidelines that we use when making decisions about what to stock in the various departments. What this essentially boils … Continue reading The Meat of the Matter_ How does your Co-op make decisions about what meat products to carry?
Grocery Manager Paul Kelly talks about local products and the unique and important role of organic certification. As an “eater” in the West Kootenays, you are lucky enough to be in a climate where you … Continue reading Local, Organic or Both?
More and more, food security is taking centre stage. Our understanding of its importance in supporting local farms and building a food secure region is growing. Of course, we are always excited and grateful to … Continue reading True Local Heroes: Nelson Food Cupboard
The Nelson Food Cupboard has a long-standing commitment to providing their clients with healthy, fresh foods. When they purchase food, they are making a significant commitment to buying from local farmers. NFC is open 2 … Continue reading True Local Hero: An interview with the Nelson Food Cupboard
Revisiting the Co-op Price Myth In the April 2012 edition of On the Table, we wrote about how well our Grocery and Bulk pricing compares to our corporate competition. The results of 90 random product … Continue reading Revisiting the Co-op Price Myth
“Fair Trade appeals to our sense of fairness and common decency, and applies those values to the marketplace.” Fair trade seeks to change the terms for the products we buy, ensuring the farmers get a … Continue reading Why buy Fair Trade produce?
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines three facets of food security: Food availability: having available sufficient quantities of food on a consistent basis. Food access: having sufficient resources, both economic and physical, to obtain appropriate … Continue reading What is Food Security anyway?