National Food Strategy
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR FOOD!
To make sure Canadians have access to healthy, fresh Canadian products, to make sure we’re taking care of the environment, for a strong economy, for our kids and generations to come, we need a long-term plan for our food system. Canada needs a National Food Strategy!
b) Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the preferred choice of international markets
c) Consumers choose foods and healthy eating patterns that promote optimal health
d)Consumers always have access to safe and nutritious food
Securing the Future of Food
The National Food Strategy is a vision for food and agriculture in Canada. Its focus is on the long-term and recognizes that short-term, band-aid solutions are not enough for the lasting and evolving challenges we face today. The industry has taken the first step in moving towards finding broader solutions for the value-chain, taking into account everything from promoting the Canadian brand and healthy lifestyles to sustaining economic growth and ecosystems. The NFS was developed by the agriculture and agri-food industry to ensure a more holistic and strategic approach to food and agriculture to meet the needs of the food system and future generations, as well as the global community.
The NFS is meant to help guide policy development and is built around 9 strategic objectives that the food system must meet to feed our growing population - domestic and abroad - and to manage our food system sustainably.
Read the NFS here!
- Read the Strategy: Towards a National Food Strategy: A framework for securing the future of food
- List of NFS collaborators
- Insert in the National Post, June 2012: "Advancements in Agriculture: Facts from Farm to Fork"
Insert in the Toronto Star, March 2011:"Sustainable Food Strategies: How Canada's Agricultural Initiatives Contribute to Global Food Supply"
- Press Release: Agriculture Ministers and Farm Leaders agree, Canada needs a National Food Strategy