FOOD SECURITY


CAN THE THOMPSON – OKANAGAN REGION BECOME FOOD SECURE?

Many studies over the years have shown the benefits of growing more of the food we eat, within the regions where we live. Food security or food self reliance is possible and desirable in the Thompson – Okanagan region. It may even be profitable.

SIX QUESTIONS

THREE PROBLEMS (and Solutions)
ONE FOOD ACTION ITEM
Help answer these questions and maybe help yourself too.

WHAT does food security mean to you?

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WHY is food security important?

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WHO does the actual work to build food security and increase organic supply?

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WHERE to start the food security conversations?

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HOW to change the Industrial Agri-Food Complex?

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WHEN can the Thompson – Okanagan region become food secure?

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Take your time. Talk with friends and family and co-workers, in small groups. We find 3 or 5 people, no more or less, works well to help build a consensus.

Good. Now please list your top three food problems.

TOP 3 FOOD PROBLEMS
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2._______________________________________________________________

3._______________________________________________________________

If these are the problems then what could be the solutions? Have fun with your answers and get your small group to write down the results of your talking.

YOUR SOLUTIONS
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2._______________________________________________________________

3._______________________________________________________________

One last item to discuss and write down so you can mail them to us at the address below.

CHOOSE THE #1 ITEM ABOVE TO ACT ON. For OK.O.S, our #1 Food Action Item is to encourage a conversation about food security throughout the Thompson – Okanagan bio-region.

WHAT IS YOUR #1 FOOD ACTION ITEM ?

PRINT THESE PAGES TO WRITE DOWN YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS
research shows information is understood better in printed form then on a computer screen

THEN MAIL TO US AT

OK.O.S
220 1606 Findlay Rd.
Kelowna, BC Canada
V1X 6B8

Send us your mailing address and we will give you back $2.00 for the stamps and envelope you had to spend money on.

Thank you so much for helping answer these food security questions. This is one step closer to dealing effectively with climate change !

We still need to talk much more …