News

This section provides updates on the site.  See blog posts for general news on food policy developments.

June 2020 site updates

Under Goal 3, Food as Health Promotion

Updates to Efficiency and Substitution

Under Goal 5, Food Packaging

Mapping out an approach to this section

Under Goal 1, Income security architecture

Minor updates to  Efficiency, Substitution

Under Instruments, Constitutional Provisions

Minor updates to the framing of the section.

May 2020 site updates

Under Goal 3, Integrating food into educational processes

Updates to Efficiency and Substitution

Under Goal 3, Food as Health Promotion

Updates to Efficiency and Substitution

Under Goal 2, Demand Supply Coordination, Redesign

Information added on provincial emergency measures legislation

Under Goal 1, Income security architecture

New content for Efficiency, Substitution, Redesign and Financing the Transition

April 2020 site updates

Under Goal 5, Protecting Genetic Resources

Material added to numerous sections

Under Goal 1, Income security architecture

New content for all sections

Under Goal 3, Public research and information dissemination

Additions to Substitution and Redesign

March 2020 site updates

Under Goal 3, Public research and information dissemination

Additions to all sub - sections

Under Goal 4, Fertilizers

Outline created

Under Instruments, International Agreements, Trade

Additions and adjustments to CETA, USMCA and the CPATPP.

Under Goal 10, Trade agreements

Updates related to USMCA and CETA, additions to Efficiency and Substitution strategies.

Goal 5, Protecting genetic resources

Building the initial parts of the section

February  2020 site updates

Goal 5, Protecting genetic resources

Building the initial parts of the section

Goal 7, Structures for regulatory pluralism

Additions to Current problems

Goal 5, Farmland Protection

Additions to Efficiency, Substitution, Redesign

Instruments

New section on why instruments in Canada are often poorly designed

January 2020 site updates

Goal 5, Protecting genetic resources

More detailed outline for the section

Goal 5, Sustainable fisheries management

Additions to Substitution and Redesign

Goal 1, Consumer information

Reconciling this section with Goal 4, Reducing nutrients of concern

Home page

Minor changes to why food policy is important

Under Goal 2, Demand Supply Coordination

Updates to Substitution, Designing and implementing a sustainable diet

Under Goal 1, Economic Development

Created a draft outline for the change area

Under Goal 4, Reducing consumption of nutrients of concern

New content for Efficiency and Substitution sections

December 2019 site updates

Under Goal 7, Structures and processes of regulatory pluralism

Minor updates to all sections

Under Goal 5, Sustainable Food, Substitution

Updated section on food in carbon pricing

Under Goal 4, Food safety regimes for local and sustainable production

New content for the Introduction and Challenges

Under Get Started, Changes to Conceptual Images

Reference an IPES-Food report with many helpful graphics

Under Goal 1, Consumer Information Systems

Updates to many sections based on changes implemented in 2019 by the federal government

Under Instruments, Taxes

Additions to all categories of taxes

Under Goal 4, Reducing consumption of nutrients of concern

Significant changes to all parts of this action area

Under Goal 5, Sustainable Fisheries Management

Extensive additions to Substitution

November 2019 site updates

Instruments, Constitutional Provisions

Updates to federal and municipal authorities

Instruments, Programs

Additions under Program Effectiveness

Under Goal 5, Sustainable Fisheries Management

Extensive additions to Introduction, State of the fishery, Core Issues and Efficiency

October 2019 site updates

Solutions, Introductory observations

Added material on the transition related to how alternative initiatives can progressively influence the dominant system

Home page

New material added that explains the focus on government policy

Under Goal 7, Participation

Added a new change area and outline

Under Instruments, International Agreements

Additions to the discussion about the CETA.

Under Goal 2, Demand - Supply Coordination

Changes to Redesign, related to the pet food industry

Under Actors, Federal Government

Updates to the Fisheries and Oceans Department

Under Goal 5, Sustainable Fisheries Management

Extensive additions to Introduction, State of the fishery, Core Issues and Efficiency

September 2019 site updates

Under Instruments, Legislation, Federal

New Acts related to fisheries management added

Under Goal 3, Food in Public Institutions and Spaces

Draft outline of area created

Under Goal 5, Sustainable Fisheries Management

Draft outline of area created

August 2019 site updates

Under Goal 5, Sustainable food

Minor changes to numerous sections

July 2019 site updates

Under Instruments, Legislation, Federal

Significant changes to existing legislation and new legislation added

Under Goal 3, Food as Health Promotion

Changes to Efficiency, Substitution and Redesign

June 2019 site updates

Under Home Page, Get Started and Policy Actors, Prime Minister

Numerous updates to reflect federal government announcement of pieces of a national food policy

Under Goal 2, Demand Supply Coordination

Under Redesign, additions related to the role of commercial urban agriculture

May 2019 site updates

Under Goal 5, Sustainable Food

Additions to Efficiency, Substitution and Redesign

April 2019 site updates

Under Goal 5, Sustainable Food

Additions to Efficiency and Substitution

March 2019 site updates

Under Policy Actors, Federal Government

Updates to Prime Minister's Office based on 2019 Budget announcements

Under Instruments

Additions to Taxes

Under Goal 5, Sustainable Food

Additions to Substitution

Under Goal 5, Reducing food waste

Additions in multiple locations based on 2019 Budget announcements and a discussion paper from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

February 2019 site updates

Under Goal 3

Additions to Corporate Concentration, Efficiency and Substitution

Under Goal 4

Pesticides, substantial additions to Efficiency and Substitution

Under Goal 5

Additions to Sustainable Food

January 2019 site updates

Under Goal 5

Additions to Sustainable food production and Agricultural Land Protection

Revisions to Reducing food waste based on new data and analysis

December 2018 site updates

Under Goal 5

Additions to Sustainable food production and Agricultural Land Protection

November 2018 site updates

Under Goal 2, Demand Supply Coordination, Efficiency

Added a section on Value Chain Coordination.

Under Goal 3

More changes to Educational processes and Reducing Corporate Concentration

Under Goal 5

Significant additions to Sustainable food production .....

October 2018 site updates:

Under Get Started

Added a section on conceptual images, under construction

Under all Goals

Added a heading for each goal on monitoring and evaluation, under construction

Under Frameworks

Additions to Education and Monitoring frameworks

Services

A new main heading, Services provided, under construction

Under Goal 2

Demand-supply Coordination, updates to Optimal diet sections, Financing the transition,  and improved navigation

Under Goal 3

Significant additions to Educational processes and Reducing Corporate Concentration

September 2018 site updates:

Under Goal 3, Reducing Corporate Concentration

Extensive additions to all sections, revisions still on-going

Under Research Projects

A few additional articles added to Circle Project pages

August 2018 site updates:

Under Research Projects

Extensive additions to the Circle Project pages

June / July 2018 site updates:

Minor editing

May 2018 site updates:

Under Instruments

Significant additions to introduction on the challenges of instrument choice

Under Goal 3

Updates to all sections on research and information dissemination

April 2018 site updates:

New post under News

Additions to Getting Started

New material in Efficiency, Substitution and Redesign under Goal 7

New material in the general introduction to Instruments

Updates to Frameworks, Political Economy

Updates to Goal 10, Free Trade

March 2018 site updates:

Small adjustments to numerous sections to improve coverage and readability.  New contributors added.

February 2018 site updates:

New material added under Goal 3 Service

Although still incomplete, new material has been added under 2 activity areas: Food as health promotion and primary care; and Integrating food into educational processes.

January 2018 site updates:

New material added under Goal 3 Service

Although still incomplete, new material has been added under 2 activity areas: Food as health promotion and primary care; and Integrating food into educational processes.

New material added under Goal 7 Participation

Although still incomplete, new material has been added under Structures.

New material added under Frameworks

To Health, Education and Governance

New material added under Research Projects

Details about the Circle Project have been added to this section.