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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Calgary City Council: Fact loses to Fear... Again!??!

imagineCalgary Target #4:

With an estimated 140,000 Calgarians living in poverty and only 6 months until the end of 2010, do you think we'll reach the target of 100% of Calgarians having access to nutritious foods?

We all see and hear that the interrelated issues of chickens/food/household food security/community food security/food justice/local food systems/sustainable agriculture are being discussed not only in Calgary, but across North America & Globally. Myopically, Calgary city council has turned their antiintellectual/antiscience back on our very own proud agrarian heritage and has wittingly endorsed industrial, factory, caged, agribusiness practices.
Regardless of political positioning, food transcends all issues. The inability of city council to:

1. Educate themselves on this issue
2. Defer to unanimously endorsed Federal, Provincial & City Policy recognizing Article 25
3. Support Science Based approaches (Pilot Project)
4. Acknowledge the receipt of 100's of letters of support
5. Disconnect themselves from fear & hearsay
6. Understand Household Food Security

only serves to illustrate the chasm that exists in comprehending this complex issue.

We know:

1. The matter of a Right to Food, represented in this instance by our hens, is going to court.
2. The Food Policy Report is being presented to Calgary Council on 30June10.
3. That regardless of your affiliation, CLUCK, CFPC, SlowFood, CGRN, EAC, AFMA, GFSA, FSC, et al, Food Policy is the common ground where we all come together.

The process to have 99.9% of our population dependent on Industrial Food has taken some 50-70+ years to engineer. This system will not be dismantled anytime soon, but we can begin the process of individually & independently disconnecting ourselves from the Industrial Food Production System by supporting personal and local food policy organizational initiatives.


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22 comments:

swanky said...

I wonder if someone from the Food Policy Council would draft a letter that interested Calgarians could sign and submit to their alderman or city council? Maybe a letter writing campaign will help draw out those in favor of the proposed pilot project and how this form of food security is connected to an approved city document. I would be happy to sign and submit a form letter that articulated the issue as well as you have in the blog.

靜怡 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。......................................................................

彥安彥安 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

王名仁 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

林琇 said...

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來給你加油,幫你推一下喔~期待你的下一個更新,謝謝..................................................................

冠宇 said...

very popular to u!..................................................................

陳湘枝陳湘枝 said...

may the blessing be always with you!!..................................................................

王美妹 said...

新手上路哦~請大家多支持(・ˍ・*) ............................................................

林宜欣 said...

感謝分享唷^^~~.........................................

張志亦劉美玲 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼....................................................

治冠霖士 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

群育航學 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。..................................................

凱許倫 said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果............................................................

偉曹琬 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛......................................................................

怡張樺怡張樺怡張樺 said...

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建枫 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債............................. ....................................

于庭吳 said...

世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本..................................................

ApaulO ARTik Agrinaut said...

Glad you folks could drop by & comment... ???

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

真是感人肺腑的文章~~..................................................................

黃英吳思潔吳思潔邦 said...

真是感人肺腑的文章~~......................................................