Lenore Newman’s love affair with food began on her family’s fishing boats, where she learned about direct marketing for local products. She is a Canada Research Chair in food security and environment, and she is an associate professor in the geography department at the University of the Fraser Valley. Lenore runs a research program focused on Canadian regional cuisines, local food sovereignty, culturally preferred foods, and urban food systems. She has written extensively on farmland protection and the resurgence of farmers’ markets in Canada, and she is a strong advocate for fresh local food.
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