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About Urban Food Revolution

Peter Ladner is a former Vancouver city councilor, Metro Vancouver vice-chair and business owner who is currently a weekly columnist at Business in Vancouver newspaper and a regular contributor to crosscut.com, a Seattle-based online news service. He is the author of The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way we Feed Cities, published by New Society in November, 2011. For the past two years he has been a Fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue researching, teaching and organizing public events around the theme Planning Cities as if Food Matters. He was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2002, was re-elected in 2005 and ran for mayor in 2008. He is a former member of the TransLink Board, and was vice chair of the Metro Vancouver Board. Peter has been the publisher, president and part owner of the Business in Vancouver Media Group, which he co-founded in 1989. He has a lifelong interest in growing food. As a city councilor, he worked with the Vancouver Food Policy Council in initiating the city’s program to add 2010 food-producing community garden plots by 2010. He is vice-chair of the The Natural Step Canada, part of an international organization that advances sustainability in communities and corporations. He has a B.A. from UBC and did graduate work at the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning. He and his wife Erica have four adult children.

The Berkeley food pyramid: http://ow.ly/

The Berkeley food pyramid: http://ow.ly/d/6vYC

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“Big Ag doesn’t feed the world. It feed

“Big Ag doesn’t feed the world. It feeds cows & pigs & makes trans fats, palm oil, & sugar—foods that make us sick.” http://ow.ly/5eVX30cnkqX

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Food has greater potential to help rever

Food has greater potential to help reverse global warming than the energy sector. Paul Hawken’s new book tells how. http://ow.ly/a93330cnjgs

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Lake Tahoe gets 8.7 billion gals of wate

Lake Tahoe gets 8.7 billion gals of water in 2 days. California farms getting watered. Our food source. Thanks be. http://ow.ly/tDWm308Uz9Q

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I’m working on a column for (BIV Media

I’m working on a column for (BIV Media Group) about GOOD things that happened in 2016. Your first choice?

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Advice for Canada’s new Food Guide: mak

Advice for Canada’s new Food Guide: make it simple, remove the focus on meat, highlight calcium-rich food, not milk http://ow.ly/QwuZ306J7iA

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This year’s sockeye salmon run was the

This year’s sockeye salmon run was the lowest on record. And other food security concerns here: http://ow.ly/etne305u2Bc

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The Vancouver Food Policy Council is rec

The Vancouver Food Policy Council is recruiting new members. Oct. 28 deadline. http://ow.ly/jeLK305lila

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Michael Pollan on how “Big Food” beat

Michael Pollan on how “Big Food” beat back Obama. Depressing realities of US food politics and oligopoliies. http://ow.ly/OmAg3052g2h

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Sole Food Farm’s Evening in the Orchard

Sole Food Farm’s Evening in the Orchard and Michael Ableman’s book launch- Oct. 6. Wish I could be there. http://ow.ly/DmOc304RYSF

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