The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food
Systems addresses interconnected environmental, social and economic
challenges facing the global food system. Food systems are an effective lens for understanding and acting on some
of the most pressing issues facing communities, including growing global food
Food can act as a vehicle for change.
School snack programs that purchase fruit directly from local producers who use
low impact farming methods make the connections between human, community,
economic and ecological well being more explicit. Through food, citizens, practitioners,
policy-makers and academics can experience and understand the importance of ecological stewardship,
social justice, prosperous economies, participatory democracy and food security.
The centre brings together researchers studying these issues from
across Laurier including Geography and Environmental Studies,
Psychology, Biology, Global Studies, Religion and Culture as well as the School
of Business and Economics.