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Ontario Natural Food Co-op Rebuilding the Middle of Ontario's Food System -

The Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) is the host and incubator of the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network.  Randy Whitteker, General Manager, describes the important role the co-op is playing in creating a sustainable food system within Ontario, saying, "The question of sustainability goes beyond how the food is grown – which can be addressed by things like organic certification – and it also has a lot to do with how goods get to market. This has us evaluating how to decentralize delivery systems, either by introducing a greater number of smaller distribution hubs rather than large central ones; or by creating value chains – a whole system of local organic food co-ops that would encompass everything from growing and producing to retail sales of these local products."

Read more of this article from the online edition of the Canadian Business Journal below, or by downloading the Ontario Natural Food Co-op Article.

 

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Ontario Natural Food Co-op Rebuilding the Middle of Ontario’s Food System