Canada has put its first-ever federal food policy
into place, with a mandate of providing all Canadians with “access to a
sufficient amount of safe, nutritious and culturally diverse food.”
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and
Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant announced the launch of
the $134-million policy on Monday in Montreal.
The Food Policy of Canada is the product of consultation and
collaboration with Canadians across the country, according to a press
release, and was created with input from producers and processors;
environment, health and food security experts; Indigenous groups;
non-government organizations; and community advocates.