Statement on the new Canada’s Food Guide

Ottawa, January 22nd – Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett made the following statement in reaction to the new Canada’s Food Guide.

“The Canadian Federation of Agriculture which represents over 200,000 Canadian farming families recognizes Health Canada’s newly published Food Guide.

It is unfortunate that the revised Food Guide does not specifically promote Canadian agri-food as part of their core recommendations. However, the diversity of foods outlined in the Food Guide are all agri-food products that Canadian farmers grow and produce daily.

We encourage Canadians to buy Canadian agriculture as it will contribute to a nutritious and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, when Canadian consumers purchase Canadian agriculture they are supporting Canadian farmers and their families.”