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Food Waste Fact Sheet presented by Helene St. Jacques to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee March 19, 2013

  FOOD WASTE FACT SHEET – March 19, 2013         In 2011, over 390,000 tonnes of residential waste was diverted from landfill, including 100,663 tonnes of green bin source separated organics. 

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Worm Composting E-Book From TFPC Member Christopher Wong

Worm composting is a great way to convert your organic food scraps into dark, nutrient-rich compost. It’s a popular activity among urban gardeners to help feed the soil, improve

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Food Justice Movements: Policy, Planning, and Networks

Abstract: This article examines the emergence of food justice movements through the lens of social movement theories, which emphasize the politics of place as a resource and strategies of networked

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Composting in Toronto: Closing the Urban Food Waste Loop

Abstract: This paper will argue that decentralized, community-managed composting should be supported by provincial and municipal governments, as it is a viable accessory to centralized programs, and can be an effective method for reducing organic

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Food Citizenship and Community Food Security: Lessons from Toronto, Canada

Abstract: The Toronto Food Policy Council (TFPC) was created in 1990 as a vehicle for “food citizenship.” Its creators challenged the assumptions that hunger was mainly a problem of income

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