North Okanagan Land to Table Network Hosts Online Forum Today – Vernon News

Forum food focus

The North Okanagan Land to Table Network wants voters in the area to consume information from the five federal candidates in North Okanagan-Shuswap.

This afternoon, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., residents are invited to join the candidates for Eat, Think, Vote – an online food forum.

Participants will be able to hear from candidates, ask questions and be better informed about their positions on food sovereignty, as well as other food topics, such as food security, resilient local food systems, justice for workers in the food, etc.

“We are voting in times that test the fragility of our food system, whether it is the difficulty of farming during heatwaves and fires, or the challenge of accessing healthy and / or culturally appropriate, “said a statement from the group. website.

Panelists will include dietitian Serena Cane of the Shuswap Food Action Society; local dairy farmer Henry Bremer, president of the Kamloops Okanagan Dairy Association; and organic farmer Rebecca Kneen (Left Fields Farm), board member of the Organic Federation of Canada and Organic BC and member of the Okanagan Indian Band.

“We hope to listen, learn and better understand why food is important to us in this riding. Coming together in this way is action to rebuild a better local and national food system, ”the group said.

To subscribe to the forum, click here.

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