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Wild foodspresentation

  1. 1. Wild foods and food security<br />Presentation by: Melanie Zurba<br />For the class: Sustainable Livelihoods, Food Resources <br />and Community Food Security <br />
  2. 2. Focus of this presentation<br />1) The Reading<br />2) Local example: <br />Wild Rice<br />3) Questions for <br />discussion<br />4) Resources<br />
  3. 3. The Reading<br />The Roles and values of wild foods in agricultural systems<br />by: ZareenBhavdha and Jules Pretty<br />Debunks the myths surrounding wild foods:<br /><ul><li>Eating wild food is not an early evolutionary stage in human history.
  4. 4. Relationships that can exist between wild food and agriculturalism</li></ul>The importance of wild foods:<br /><ul><li>Nutritional importance: quantity (world food stocks) & quality (micro-nutrients)
  5. 5. Cultural importance & maintenance of a connection to and knowledge of the environment</li></li></ul><li>The Reading<br />The drivers of change:<br />climate change<br />land use change & degradation<br />unsustainable harvesting<br />deepening poverty, HIV/AIDS and conflict<br />loss of local ecological knowledge<br />socio-economic change and the expansion of markets<br />Provides a good overview of the main issues <br />Main critique: Not much discussion of what role wild food plays in ‘Western society’<br />
  6. 6. Local example – Wild Rice<br />Wild Rice Act - C.C.S.M. c. W140<br /><ul><li>Only treaty First Nations are permitted to harvest wild rice for domestic purposes
  7. 7. No one is permitted to seed wild rice on crown land
  8. 8. Cannot buy wild rice for resale without permit and conditions from the vendor
  9. 9. Further restrictions apply</li></ul>auri.org<br />Reference:<br />Government of Manitoba. 2010. Wild Rice Act C.C.S.W. c. W140. http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/w140e.php<br />101cookbooks.com<br />
  10. 10. Questions for consideration<br />1) When making policy for wild foods how should we weight the considerations for: <br /> a) food scarcity and access <br />i.e quantitative: availability, population to sustain<br />b) human rights and access?<br /> i.e. quantitative and qualitative: including cultural<br /> and connection to place considerations<br />
  11. 11. Questions for consideration<br />2) What do we think about the seeming socio-economic disparity in the use of wild foods?<br />Place-based/economy dependent<br />Poor<br />Rich<br />Need to use<br />or <br />Can’t afford to use<br />Novel <br />to use<br />What exists here?<br />
  12. 12. Initiatives Handout & Red Gold Trailer<br />1) Handout: wild food initiates<br />2) Documentary trailer: Red Gold<br />Film provides good examples of themes raised in the reading<br /><ul><li>Sustainable livelihoods and wild foods
  13. 13. Cultural significance and </li></ul>connection to place<br /><ul><li>Social equality
  14. 14. Ecological Knowledge
  15. 15. Resilience and vulnerability</li>

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