A national food policy needs input from all sectors in the food chain to keep food safe but support innovation, says an expert.  |  File photo

Ottawa seeks opinions on national food policy

Ottawa has launched consultations on the development of a national food policy. The policy was a Liberal government election promise and included in Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay’s mandate letter. MacAulay announced the consultations at the Canadian Association for Food Studies Conference in Toronto May 29. He said Canadians can have their say through an online […] Read more

The dairy supply management system would be liberalized under a plan put forth by the Conference Board of Canada.  | File Photo

Conference board unveils national food strategy

Prosperity, food safety and security are priorities | Plan calls for an end to supply management

TORONTO — The Conference Board of Canada’s contribution to national food strategies isn’t the first to be released, but it is likely the most comprehensive. Neil Currie, who co-chaired the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s contribution to food sector collaboration in Canada, said the conference board and the CFA began developing their strategies in 2010. The […] Read more