Local Food Plus

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Local Food Plus (LFP) was a Toronto-based[1] non-profit organization that brought farmers and consumers together to build regional food economies. It created "LFP certified"[clarification needed] farmers and processors in Ontario, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and the Canadian Prairies who used sustainable practices, and helped connect farmers and buyers, in part through a "Buy to Vote" campaign, based on the notion of voting with one's money.

This certification is not as fully considered as, for example, organic certification, but because it considers a wide range of 'ethical' points, the consumer may be able to purchase a well-rounded and 'morally' sound item if it bears the LFP label.[2]

The organization was founded in 2005 by Lori Stahlbrand and Mike Schreiner, and was run by the Land Food People Foundation from 2008. Local Food Plus ceased operation in 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Mann, Susan (17 May 2014). "Local Food Plus wraps up its operations". Better Farming. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Choose Your Food. "Food Certifications Overview". Retrieved July 1, 2012. 

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