The government just signalled where it is likely headed on food policy and to be frank, it’s not looking good from the perspective of most Food Secure Canada members.
national food policy
References to food (41) and rights (72) abound in the 2018 federal budget. However, there is no cohesive approach or budget to move towards healthy, just and sustainable food for all Canadians.
The new Food Policy report sends some powerful messages but misses the mark on addressing food insecurity in Northern and Indigenous communities and shifting to more healthy and sustainable diets.
In the past few months, FSC has been busy talking with members and other food-system stakeholders, helping to set the stage for a food policy for Canada. Read the documents from the campaign here.
In the coming weeks, the federal government is expected to launch its consultation on a national food policy. Food Secure Canada has put its recommendations into this discussion paper.
There should be no one suffering from food insecurity in a country as rich as Canada, yet this is a big issue. Here is why we need a national food policy that focuses on sustainability.
There's no question we are in a different place with regards to food policy with the election of the Trudeau government.
A healthy school food program is an important pillar of a national food policy in Canada.
Food Secure Canada has been watching the Conference Board of Canada's progress on its "Canadian Food Strategy." This work has been under way since 2010 and is about to be unveiled at a third Summit.
No one in charge of a family budget would neglect to include food -- but that is precisely what the federal government has done for years.