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Local Food 101

Have you ever wondered why certain foods are labelled Organic and others Natural.  What is the difference between Grass Fed Beef and Corn Fed Beef?  Should you buy the Free Range Eggs or those from Free Run Hens?  Are there Nutritional advantages of one over the other?  And who makes the decisions concerning Certification and Labelling in Canada?  If you have asked any of these questions, then this section is for you! 

Based on some of the most commonly-asked questions about our food, Foodlink has compiled Local Food 101 to help you navigate through the confusion that surrounds food and agriculture terminology today. 

Choose topics to explore from the categories listed below.  This list will grow over time.  Should there be a term that's not here that you'd like to see covered, please let us know.  We'll do our homework to help get you the facts on your food!

Food System

The food system is defined as a chain of activities connecting everyone involved in the production, processing, marketing, transportation, selling, consumption and waste management of food, as well as the associated regulatory institutions.

A sustainable food system meets the health and nutrition needs of consumers, provides fair remuneration to growers and processors, and promotes local self-reliance and environmental sustainability.