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Research and Policy Paper – Bring Food Home 2017 -Sustainable​ ​Institutional​ ​Food​ ​Procurement

The Sustainable Food Enterprise Network cooperated with student researchers Phoebe Stephens and Amberley Ruetz throughout 2017 to create policy position papers, in order to identify gaps, set direction and strength the Ontario food system. This paper is about sustainable​ ​institutional​ ​food​ ​procurement.


Sustainable procurement is an approach to purchasing that considers the environmental, societal and economic impacts associated with the life cycle of the good and services being purchased. Sustainable does not necessarily mean local, and sustainable food systems combine local products with imported fairly-traded and noncompeting food products

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Policy Brief or Recommendations

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Amberley​ ​Ruetz

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November 29, 2017