Food Sovereignty NL
Food Sovereignty NL encourages people to think critically about their food sources and prioritize eating local vegetables, fruits, berries, fish, and meat from culturally appropriate, environmentally sustainable, and ethical sources. This group is a place to share resources on where to find locally grown and harvested foods, share recipes, and create a community for people who are striving for a diet that cares for our planet, as well as our bodies, mind, and spirit.
Projects & Partnerships
Price Watchers: Students seek community volunteers for citizen science project
CLEAR is partnering with the Social Justice Co-operative N.L. and the Nunatsiavut Government on a citizen science survey, collecting data on key food prices. "The goal of the N.L. Food Pricing Project is to better understand the cost of key food items across our province,” said Ms. Neilsen, who is from North West River, Labrador, and is completing a bachelor of science degree. She and Ms. Davidson, who is originally from Clarenville and is working towards a bachelor of science degree, are eager to expand the study.
Food Pricing Survey:
From Nain to Corner Brook
To better understand the cost of key food items across our province, the CLEAR Lab at Memorial University, the Social Justice Co-operative NL, and the Nunatsiavut Government are collaborating on a citizen science survey project to collect data on food prices. This data will be used to create both ground-level data and insights into regional food pricing as well as province-wide information for policy and advocacy.
Red Tape Reduction Initiative Submission
As part of an initiative by the provincial government, our team submitted recommendations to make it easier for fishers and farmers to sell their harvest directly to consumers
#Eat The Coast
Want to eat local but not sure how to start? Check out our cooking show, Eat The Coast, for tips and tricks to cook fish and seafood from across NL!
News & Views
Hands That Feed, Pt. 2: the Paradox of Essential Food Charity
Dec 8, 2020
Stepping up: Newfoundland woman leads push to get fresh moose meat into local food banks
Oct 28, 2020
LETTER: Let’s follow Parks Canada’s lead on salmon conservation
Oct 31, 2020
Organization working to put local fish on plates in province
July 21, 2020
Impact of Climate Change on NL Fisheries
Webinar with Kimberly Orren (Fishing for Success), Dr. Paul Foley, (Grenfell Campus, Memorial University) and Dr. Tyler Eddy (Marine Institute). Presented by the Social Justice Co-operative NL and MUN Climate Action Coalition.
As greenhouse gas emissions warm and acidify our oceans, the ecosystem they hold is adapting and changing. While some species can thrive in the new conditions, others are dying out or migrating north to colder waters.
How is this climate change impacting our fisheries? How can communities build resilience to this change? And what is the role of Memorial University and the Marine Institute in helping communities adapt to and mitigate the impact?