Canada needs a National Food Strategy


Let's talk about the future of our food.

The National Food Strategy, a collaborative project initiated by CFA, 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 nine strategic objectives that the food system must meet to feed our growing population - domestic and abroad - and to manage our food system sustainably.

Objectives and Outcomes for a National Food Strategy:

1. Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the first choice of Canadians
2. Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the preferred choice of international markets
3. Consumers choose foods and healthy eating patterns that promote optimal health
4. Consumers always have access to safe and nutritious food
5. The Canadian food chain is driven by its diverse, sustainable, innovative and profitable farm and food supply sectors
6. Canada's food chain capacity meets future demand in a sustainable manner
7. Canada has a secure infrastructure to support the production, processing, distribution and sale of food in Canada and abroad
8. Canada grows and provides green energy and other renewable products in balance with our food requirements
9. Canada is a global leader in ensuring international agreements impacting food are based on science, sustainability, fairness, consistency and enforceability

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Canada needs a National Food Strategy


Let's talk about the future of our food.

The National Food Strategy, a collaborative project initiated by CFA, 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 nine strategic objectives that the food system must meet to feed our growing population - domestic and abroad - and to manage our food system sustainably.

Objectives and Outcomes for a National Food Strategy:

1. Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the first choice of Canadians
2. Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the preferred choice of international markets
3. Consumers choose foods and healthy eating patterns that promote optimal health
4. Consumers always have access to safe and nutritious food
5. The Canadian food chain is driven by its diverse, sustainable, innovative and profitable farm and food supply sectors
6. Canada's food chain capacity meets future demand in a sustainable manner
7. Canada has a secure infrastructure to support the production, processing, distribution and sale of food in Canada and abroad
8. Canada grows and provides green energy and other renewable products in balance with our food requirements
9. Canada is a global leader in ensuring international agreements impacting food are based on science, sustainability, fairness, consistency and enforceability

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Canada needs a National Food Strategy


Let's talk about the future of our food.

The National Food Strategy, a collaborative project initiated by CFA, 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 nine strategic objectives that the food system must meet to feed our growing population - domestic and abroad - and to manage our food system sustainably.

Objectives and Outcomes for a National Food Strategy:

1. Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the first choice of Canadians
2. Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the preferred choice of international markets
3. Consumers choose foods and healthy eating patterns that promote optimal health
4. Consumers always have access to safe and nutritious food
5. The Canadian food chain is driven by its diverse, sustainable, innovative and profitable farm and food supply sectors
6. Canada's food chain capacity meets future demand in a sustainable manner
7. Canada has a secure infrastructure to support the production, processing, distribution and sale of food in Canada and abroad
8. Canada grows and provides green energy and other renewable products in balance with our food requirements
9. Canada is a global leader in ensuring international agreements impacting food are based on science, sustainability, fairness, consistency and enforceability

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Canada needs a National Food Strategy


Let's talk about the future of our food.

The National Food Strategy, a collaborative project initiated by CFA, 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 nine strategic objectives that the food system must meet to feed our growing population - domestic and abroad - and to manage our food system sustainably.

Objectives and Outcomes for a National Food Strategy:

1. Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the first choice of Canadians
2. Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the preferred choice of international markets
3. Consumers choose foods and healthy eating patterns that promote optimal health
4. Consumers always have access to safe and nutritious food
5. The Canadian food chain is driven by its diverse, sustainable, innovative and profitable farm and food supply sectors
6. Canada's food chain capacity meets future demand in a sustainable manner
7. Canada has a secure infrastructure to support the production, processing, distribution and sale of food in Canada and abroad
8. Canada grows and provides green energy and other renewable products in balance with our food requirements
9. Canada is a global leader in ensuring international agreements impacting food are based on science, sustainability, fairness, consistency and enforceability


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