The Food Trade Game: the nitty gritty of Fair Trade coffee

I had the pleasure of playing The Food Trade Game recently. In a very short time I gained a great understanding of the complex world of Fair Trade coffee and the global coffee trade.   What is the game? The … Continue reading

Resetting the Table: Notes from Food Secure Canada’s 10th Assembly

There is much work to be done to address food insecurity within Canada (and globally). We must dismantle racism, heal the wounds of the colonial food system, and reconnect our food and our health. Food as a human right was … Continue reading

When Food Sovereignty is the Answer

Our food choices are shaped by a wide range of factors – everything from personal and family preferences, dietary needs, our values, what we can afford, and what’s available. A commonly held perception is that if we “vote” with our … Continue reading

Food Sovereignty in Practice

My name is Alannah, and I have been collaborating with the Our Food Project (OFP) to complete my Undergrad thesis on food sovereignty in practice within Halifax. My previous blog post is an introduction to inequality within the food system. … Continue reading

Banking on a Food Secure Future

On October 20th, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Atlantic Canada Seed Bank at the Dalhousie University, Truro Agricultural College Campus. The seed bank is the first in our region and it will house non-hybrid, non-GMO, … Continue reading

Vandana Shiva Visits Nova Scotia

Internationally renowned food activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, just finished a 4-day tour of Nova Scotia (and Sackville, NB).  Needless to say, it was a pretty exciting time for those involved in the food movement.  She spoke at Mount Allison University, … Continue reading