City of Vancouver: Vancouver Food Strategy
"The Vancouver Food Strategy is a plan to create a just and sustainable food system for the city, and helps us to meet our social, environmental, economic, and health goals. It builds on years of food systems initiatives and grassroots community development, and considers all aspects of the food system - from seed to table to compost heap and back again."
Specific goals include:
- Creating food friendly neighbourhoods to "provide all residents with easy access to fresh, healthy foods, and the means to sustainably dispose of food waste."
- Empowering residents by providing and making easily accessible resources on food systems in plain, easily understandable language
- Improving access to "sufficient, safe, nutritious, and affordable food"
- Creating a "green economy" by "creating food-related green jobs, and addressing challenges to growing, processing, warehousing, and distributing local and sustainable foods."
- Creating a more just and sustainable food system by "advocat[ing] for food issues at the regional, provincial, and national levels" and "supporting policies that enhance the ability of regional and provincial government to protect BC farmers and farmland, and adapt to climate change."