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Friday, September 6, 2013

Weekly food news update: Homophobic incidents reported at two Ontario restaurants, Grow Calgary works with food banks, NDP calls for a national food strategy & more!

This week's Friday food news roundup, sharing news, links and stories of interest to or from those of a lefty viewpoint.  

Grow Calgary, Canada's largest urban farm, to supply Calgary's food banks with fresh vegetables and fruits:

Some unexpectedly positive news about global food prices:

As well as prices finally stabilizing for now in Canada after years of dramatic increases:

Terrible fire guts the historic St. Jacobs Farmer's Market near Waterloo:

Hamilton on the verge of becoming the first city in the world to require food outlets to have life-saving medication on hand for allergic reactions:

29th annual Vegetarian Food Festival kicks off in Toronto:

NDP food critic proposes a national food strategy:

Calgary looks at food truck policy changes:

Bancroft restaurant's homophobic actions outrage residents:

Toronto west-end diner asks gay couple to "leave their relationship at the door" (scroll down to find news of the incident):

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