The KFLA Food Policy Council drafted Bill 216 which was put forward by MPP Daryl Kramp (Hastings, Lennox and Addington). The first reading of the bill was October 20, 2020. We are very excited to see this work move forward. A big thank you to MPP Daryl Kramp and his staff for their support and advocacy on this issue. The bill aims to ensure that food literacy and skills education is embedded in the school curriculum throughout Grades 1 to 12.
Learn about the Just Recovery Movement which endorse 6 principles for post Covid 19 investment that will prioritize communities and ecosystems.
Food Secure Canada is endorsing a food action plan in the context of Covid 19 that will promote resilience and equity in our food system. Read more about it on their website and spread the word by sending a letter to your MP.
The movie, PERCY, will be playing at the Screening Room in Kingston starting October 30, 2020. Click on the link for showtimes.
Synopsis: Based on events from a 1998 lawsuit, Percy follows small-town farmer Percy Schmeiser, who challenges a major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer’s crops. As he speaks out against the company’s business practices, he realizes he is representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers around the world fighting the same battle. Suddenly, he becomes an unsuspecting folk hero in a desperate war to protect farmers’ rights and the world’s food supply against what they see as corporate greed.