Food policy councils and the food-city nexus
The History of the Toronto Food Policy Council
Keywords:food policy councils, Toronto Food Policy Council, cities, planetary crisis, people-centred food policy, civic engagement, multifunctionality
This field report links food and city policies by tracing the history of the Toronto Food Policy Council and offers our experience-based suggestions regarding the concept of critical food guidance, which we associate with capacity-building and providing opportunities for civic engagement on a continuous and meaningful basis. We bring the insider perspective of Canadian food policy practitioners and staff leads of the Toronto Food Policy Council – the first food policy council in a major city when it was established in 1990, and still considered one of the most influential among the world’s 350 similarly-inspired councils.
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