A Food Policy for Canada
- Minister MacAulay wraps up A Food Policy for Canada regional sessions in Winnipeg, Manitoba [September 29, 2017]
- Parliamentary Secretary Rudd and Member of Parliament Longfield continue A Food Policy for Canada regional sessions in Guelph, Ontario [September 12, 2017]
- Minister MacAulay and Member of Parliament McLeod bring regional sessions on A Food Policy for Canada to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories [September 8, 2017]
- Parliamentary Secretary Poissant continues regional sessions on A Food Policy for Canada in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec [August 16, 2017]
- Minister MacAulay opens first regional session on A Food Policy for Canada in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island [August 9, 2017]
- Government of Canada extends A Food Policy for Canada consultations [July 24, 2017]
- Working together to build A Food Policy for Canada [June 23, 2017]
- Government of Canada wants to hear from Canadians in developing A Food Policy for Canada [June 2, 2017]
- Canadians asked what food issues matter to them with launch of A Food Policy for Canada consultations [May 29, 2017]
A Food Policy for Canada
Food matters. The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities. Working together, we can put more safe and healthy food on tables across the country, while protecting the environment.
What is a food policy?
A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term.
A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.
What areas could the food policy cover?
In order to make healthy eating choices, Canadians depend on sufficient access to safe and healthy food, and require information to make healthy food choices. In turn, having a reliable supply of safe and healthy food depends on maintaining Canada’s natural resources in a way that supports and grows our agriculture and food sector.
The federal government consulted Canadians on four closely connected themes that capture a wide range of food-related issues:
- Food security
- Health and food safety
- Economic growth
Why is collaboration important?
There are many actors in Canada’s food system, including farmers, processors, retailers, consumers, non-governmental organizations working on food issues, and federal, provincial, territorial, regional, local, and Indigenous governments.
Collaboration that brings together a variety of experiences and perspectives is critical to the success of developing and implementing A Food Policy for Canada.
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