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What is a Food Policy Council?

A Food Policy Council is made up of members representing many parts of the food system including production, distribution, consumption and waste. Members could be farmers, food workers, consumers, grocers, educators, non-profit organizations, concerned citizens and government officials.

 Food Policy Councils identify challenges in local food systems and promote collaboration among sectors to address their economic viability, environmental sustainability, and social justice.

The Middlesex-London Community Food Assessment Report recommended that the Middlesex-London community form a Food Policy Council because we are “ripe with assets and opportunities for developing a healthier, sustainable, resilient and equitable food system. A Food Policy Council will provide an on-going place for dialogue, decision-making and the coordination of a variety of initiatives that may be citizen-led, community-led, industry-led, municipally-led or truly cross-sector.”