North Okanagan Land to Table Network hosting online forum today

Food focus of forum

The North Okanagan Land to Table Network wants area voters to consume information from North Okanagan-Shuswap's five federal candidates.

This afternoon, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., residents are invited to join the candidates for Eat, Think, Vote – an online food forum.

Participants will be able to hear from the candidates, ask questions, and become more informed about their positions on food sovereignty, along with other food topics, such as food security, resilient local food systems, justice for food workers and more.

“We are voting in a time that is testing the fragility of our food system, whether it is the difficulty of farming during heat waves and fires, or the challenge of accessing healthy and/or culturally appropriate food,” says a statement on the group's website.

Panelists will include dietician Serena Cane of the Shuswap Food Action Society; local dairy farmer Henry Bremer, president of the Kamloops Okanagan Dairy Association; and organic farmer Rebecca Kneen (Left Fields Farm), a board member of the Organic Federation of Canada and Organic BC and member of the Okanagan Indian Band.

“We hope to listen, learn and step away more informed about why food matters to us in this riding. Coming together in this way is one action to rebuild a better, local and national food system,” said the group.

To register for the forum, click here.

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