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INTRODUCING ALBERTA FOOD MATTERS!! Growing Food Security in Alberta over the past 13 years has supported several food security/food sovereignty and community development projects in rural Alberta. Dietitians of Canada supported some of our financial requests for these projects.More recently, we have identified a need to secure financial resources independently to support further food security/food sovereignty projects in Alberta as well as the Growing Food Security in Alberta Network. We have a board of directors and have incorporated as a non-profit company in Alberta in order to continue this valuable work throughout the province. The name of this new non-profit company is Alberta Food Matters (AFM).Thank you to Dietitians of Canada for their support! Thank you to everyone for their contributions and feedback to make this a reality! Thank you to everyone who is part of the Growing Food Security in Alberta Network who support food security and food sovereignty in Alberta! The GFSA and this web site will continue as the connecting arm of AFM. ALBERTA FOOD MATTERS is ready to move forward with our new ability to access financial resources to continue doing this work and support the Network. This means AFM can be a supporter for many of you as together we seek funding to help solve the challenges of food security and food sovereignty in Alberta.    Onward!!!! S.E.L.R.System for Food in Alberta Rual Communities! GFSA is pleased to share that our Sustainable, Equitable, Local, and Regenerative System for food (S.E.L.R.S.) initiative is proceeding swiftly. Currently completing an asset mapping and situational analysis, the Central Alberta region communities of Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Innisfail, Stettler, Bentley / Gull Lake, Olds, and the urban community of Red Deer, are gathering in December to plan the next steps in 2012. This project will provide learning opportunities and economic and social benefits to the region, its citizens and others across Alberta. For the latest news on this initiative, visit and subscribe to our blog to find out how you can be involved! GREAT NEWS!  The People's Food Policy, "Resetting the Table: A People's Food Policy" was officially launched on April 18, 2011.  Alberta and AFM/GFSA have been very involved in this national movement!  Use this paper to chat with your colleagues, the media and politicians.  More news to come. For more information about the People's Food Policy Project, visit the web site at http://peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/home