Ag Notes

Food security policy discussed

Food industry leaders and stakeholders recently attended the second annual Food Security Symposium: Building Collaboration to Reduce Food Insecurity, organized by the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security in Toronto.

The federal government has committed $134.4 million to deliver the first-ever national food policy.

Called A Food Policy for Canada, the program is expected to focus on four key areas:

  • helping Canadian communities access healthy food
  • making Canadian food the top choice at home and abroad
  • supporting food security in northern and indigenous communities
  • reducing food waste

Burwash award applicants sought

Applicants have until June 1 to apply for the Shannon Burwash Memorial Award for Equine and Agricultural Studies at the Calgary Foundation.

Preference will be given to full-time, post-secondary Canadian resident students studying at Canadian colleges and universities.

Three scholarships will be awarded this year, which includes an annual award of $2,000 and two annual awards of $1,000.

To apply, all students must visit the Calgary Foundation website.

For more information, email, or call 204-834-2479 or 204-476-0483.

Expanding turkey consumption

Think Turkey / Pensez Dindon is the first national bilingual campaign to boost turkey consumption since 2004. It was launched May 6.

The campaign is the result of a partnership between Turkey Farmers of Canada, the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council, and turkey processing sector members.

The program hopes to shift consumer perception to view turkey as an every day protein choice.

The campaign can be followed at, and through the hashtags #ThinkTurkey and #PensezDindon on social media.


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