The Liberals have finally moved to begin consultations towards proclaiming a food policy for Canada.
It’s a goal that farm organizations, and especially the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, have for years been asking the government to develop.
The CFA did develop a food policy and lobbied the federal government to use it as the basis.
Now Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced that the government is ready to consult Canadians directly via an on-line survey.
It’s now open at www.canada.ca/food-policy .
It seeks reactions on four themes:
1. increasing access to affordable food;
2. improving health and food safety;
3. conserving soil, water, and air. and
4. growing more high-quality food.