Lori Stahlbrand, Local Food Plus

Lori Stahlbrand, Founder and President of Local Food Plus, talks about the potential for institutional procurement of local and sustainable food. Local Food Plus is committed to creating local sustainable food systems that reduce reliance on fossil fuels, create meaningful jobs, and foster the preservation of farmland – and farmers.

Before launching Local Food Plus, Lori was a well-known CBC journalist and broadcaster, a food policy consultant, university teacher and author. She has been a member of the City of Toronto’s Food Policy Council, the Ontario Minister of Agriculture’s Strategic Advisory Committee and the FoodShare Board. She has also been an advisor to the Toronto City Summit Alliance and the Laidlaw Foundation.