CFA applauds new Canadian Food Policy

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is applauding Ottawa’s announcement earlier this month of a national food policy, noting the part about a Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council was something it has been advocating for.
Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the policy last week, which includes a council that the ministry says will bring together expertise and diversity from beyond government.

Federation president Mary Robinson says in a statement that food is affected by a variety of factors that are rarely in the spotlight, such as international and domestic regulatory processes, immigration policies, transportation and climate change.

She says a national food policy can organize this puzzle and help fit the pieces together.