The argument is made that a national food policy shouldn’t stop at the border. Instead, it should recognize agriculture around the world, such as this Egyptian farmer pulling a cart filled with bundles of wheat after harvesting it from a field last month.  |  REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany photo

Canada needs a global food policy

The Canadian government plans to soon release a new national food policy. The engagement has encouraged a welcome debate among many departments, and it speaks to the growing understanding in policy circles that food security rests on a series of interlocking systems that are not easy to co-ordinate, but whose interdependence can no longer be […] Read more

A United Nations report noted a “deep and severe” food insecurity faced by Canada’s indigenous people, whether living on or off reserve, in rural or urban areas.  |  Getty photo illustration

Gov’t must make good on food promise

In 2012, the then United Nations special rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter, visited Canada at the government’s request. It was the first such mission to an industrialized country. Several government ministers at the time were vocal in their disapproval that a UN office focused on food security should consider a rich country […] Read more