This document is intended to help universities, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions – as well as those advocating for food system change – create, promote and implement practical sustainable food purchasing policies.
Many regional public procurement strategies are now being developed and are actively seeking to meet wider sustainability aims.
The process of getting your product onto the retail shelf may appear complex and daunting. In reality however this process breaks down easily into more manageable chunks.
Our food system has become increasingly globalized over the past few decades. Whereas a century ago most food was consumed in a relatively short distance from where it was produced, our diets today consist of foods from all corners of the globe.
In light of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, Chipotle Mexican Grill declared their commitment to being transparent about their supply chain practices when it comes to verification, auditing, certification, internal accountability, and training.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) created an inspiring video that captured the challenges and successes farmers face in today’s imports and pre-packaged world, as well as an understanding for why buying local is important.
With a commitment to improving the economic vitality and quality of life for those who produce food in Ontario, as well as providing exceptional quality of service to guests and clients, Metro Toronto Convention Centre drafted a Local Food and Beverage Procurement Policy in 2012.