National food policy in Canada

The distinct lines between agriculture policy and its relatives food and environmental policy are starting to become  very blurred, and thats a good thing. This past week at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture‘s 75th Anniversary and annual general meeting they had a video conference about the UK’s new National Food strategy that Jamie Oliver was very involved with starting.   Anne Howden Thompson a writer with the Ontario Farmer writes that CFA president Laurent Pellerin spoke to the need for a national food policy and that the CFA would be helping to lead this new initiative. In toronto their has been a food policy council in place since 1991.  It’s time we took a look at these questions national, and I for one am glad that the farmers are taking a leading role in getting it started.

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