Eat Think Vote 2021: making sure that food is an election issue

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: August 20, 2021

Categories: GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Members

With the 2021 federal election campaign officially underway, Food Secure Canada (FSC) has launched the third edition of the Eat Think Vote campaign!

Eat Think Vote (ETV) is a non-partisan campaign gathering community members living coast-to-coast-to-coast to talk with their federal candidates ahead of the upcoming election and make sure that food is an election issue. The goal is for the incoming government to develop policy that encourages a food system where everyone has dignified access to healthy and sustainably-produced food in the context of pandemic recovery and the climate emergency.

FSC shares:

This year, the context of pandemic recovery has created a significantly unique backdrop from those of past elections: one that highlights the fragility of our food system while also providing a fertile ground for change. We believe this moment further reinforces the need for and importance of collective movements advancing food-system transformation.

The focus for Eat Think Vote 2021 is food sovereignty, along with other food topics, such as food insecurity, resilient local food systems, decent work & justice for food workers, and more.”

If you would like to get involved and host an ETV event in your area, register on the Eat Think Vote website here, and you will receive a virtual ETV 2021 toolkit.

On the ETV website, you’ll also find policy backgrounders on the following topics:

  • Addressing the root causes of food insecurity
  • Building resilient local food systems
  • Supporting Indigenous food sovereignty
  • Championing decent work and justice for workers all along the food chain
  • Ensure everyone is at the table
  • Advancing a School Food Program for Canada

Learn more and get involved.
Election Day is September 20, 2021.