Food for Thought – Food Security Forum

New Democrats continue their cross-country tour on Food Security

VANCOUVER – Libby Davies (MP, Vancouver East), and Bill Siksay (MP, Burnaby Douglas) will co-host a public forum as part of the New Democrat’s national campaign to gather input towards the development of a national food policy.

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: St. Patrick Parish Hall
Street: 2881 Main Street (at East 13th)

This initiative is in response to the many families from across Canada who have written to express their concerns about Canada’s food production system in today’s uncertain world. Worries about climate change, rising oil and gas prices, escalating food prices, genetically modified seeds and trees, global unrest from food shortages and the competition between crops grown for food and biofuel production are leading to a general understanding that we cannot take things for granted when it comes to food sovereignty and security.

Additional Guest Speakers:
Alex Atamenenko (MP, BC Southern Interior) and NDP Critic for Food Security
Devorah Kahn, Food Security, City of Vancouver
Christian Cowley, Executive Director, CEED Centre Society

For more information, please contact:
Janet Woo, Office of Libby Davies, MP 604 775 5800
Ayesha Haider, Office of Bill Siksay, MP 604 291 8863