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Food Charter is a Positive Way to Link Consumers to Farmers

By: Owen Roberts

April 11, 2013

Opinion

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Food and farming wise, I like what’s going on in agriculturally rich Waterloo region, where people have rallied to create the region’s first food charter. It was accepted by the regional council’s community services committee there Monday. The charter’s sponsor, the Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable, calls the five-point document “a statement of values and principles that are mutually accepted by food system stakeholders.” They can back up that claim. Over the past several months, roundtable members have been taking the community’s pulse to see what those stakeholders want out of their regional food system. The operative words, they concluded,…

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