CANADIAN FOOD SNAPSHOTS
Canada’s food systems are complex, multifaceted, and – let’s face it – difficult to understand. So, in an effort to provide a “snapshot” of food systems and food-related issues in our country, we asked ourselves and our volunteers questions like:
“What is agri-food? What are food systems?”
“What do sustainable and unsustainable food systems look like?”
“What about animal agriculture?”
“Are there jobs in sustainable food systems in our country?”
The result? This page, filled with infographics (and more being added all the time!) created by volunteers so that you can better understand Canadian food.
All infographics are created by youth volunteers Alyssa Yin, Karen Zhu, and Alyssa Horton. You can click each to enlarge. Information is based on the most recent available information as of 2021. Please see bottom of page for list of references used in their creation.
Agriculture and Food (The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2019)
Agriculture in Canada (The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2020)
Agriculture Sector in Canada: By the Numbers (Canada Action, 2019)
All About Food: Exploring Canada’s Food Systems (AITC, 2014).
Are There Jobs for College Graduates in Sustainable Agriculture? (Sustainable Food and Farming Online, 2019).
Current State of Sustainable Food in Canada (Food Policy for Canada).
Environmental Impacts of Food Production (Maple Ridge BC).
Facts and Figures About Canadian Field Crop Farming in Canada (Farm & Food Care Ontario, 2017)
Fast Facts About Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Industry (CAHRC, 2021).
Our Story. (Restaurants Canada, n.d.).
Overview of the Global Food System: Changes Over Time/Space and Lessons for Future Food Safety (Hueston, W. & McLeod, A., 2012).
Stats are on the Menu (Statistics Canada, 2021)
Sustainable vs. Unsustainable Food Consumption Behaviour (Bianca et al., 2020).
8 Out of 10 Canadian Restaurants Say.. (Restaurants Canada, 2018)
Food loss and waste (Canada.ca, 2022)
What’s the Difference Between Food Waste and Food Loss? (The Spoon, 2020)
15 quick tips for reducing food waste and becoming a Food hero (FAO, 2020)