City of Montreal Passes Motion to Promote Plant-Based Eating

Montreal City Council unanimously passed a motion that the city will adhere to the C40 Good Food Cities Declaration, becoming the fifteenth city and second Canadian city after Toronto to join the Declaration (for more on C40 see academic updates in this issue). The motion included commitments to support an overall increase in the consumption of plant-based foods. The city committed to offering a minimum of seventy-five percent vegetarian foods at city-organized events and to favour vendors who use local or regional products, practice the reduction of food waste, and promote vegetarian cuisine. Watch the motion meeting here (motion presented at 03:04:15). In their endorsement of the City of Montreal motion, the Coalition for a Sustainable Food Transition reports that in 2021 sixty-six percent of the Quebec population was open to consuming more plant-based foods. Read their endorsement here.