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Food Security

Food security is when people can easily obtain and afford safe, healthy and familiar food.

“Food secure” communities value local food and work to preserve and protect the land, water and other resources needed to produce food.

Focus on Food in Simcoe Muskoka Factsheets provide details about building a food system that allows people to easily obtain and afford safe, healthy, and familiar food.

To learn more about creating a ‘food secure’ community check out the following: Food SecuritySustainable Local Food System, Local Procurement PolicyUrban Agriculture, Food Skills.

Learn more about how the built environment and community design affects Food Access.

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