Food Systems Planning

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Food is central to our lives and our cultures. Our capability to feed ourselves over the long term has recently become an issue of study and discussion. Global changes are occurring that raise concerns about the resiliency of our food system. These include anticipated changes in climate conditions and in the agricultural productivity of areas that grow the food that we import. Changing ocean conditions are also impacting fish populations. Both the City of Coquitlam and Metro Vancouver are working to ensure we have a stable and resilient food system for years to come.

A food system refers to all the processes involved in keeping us fed: from growing and harvesting food to its processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, preparation, marketing, and its final consumption. It also includes the management of food and packaging waste and the recovery of nutrients within the region. 

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Planning & Development Department