Green Party calls for democracy in food policy
OTTAWA – If elected, the Green Party will establish a Canadian food policy that ensures our food production system serves the interests of consumers, not corporations, and that supports and promotes high-quality, safe, locally-grown food.
“Canada has never had a coherent and cohesive national food policy, yet we need one more than ever. We have a globalized food system that is diminishing quality and safety controls, and that is ever increasing the distance between food production and our dinner plates,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party. “Canadian consumers want to know where their food came from, they want to buy local, they are increasingly demanding organic, non-GMO food products. A democratic food policy must answer to those wishes, not the wishes of global agri-business.”
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“It’s becoming increasingly obvious that we need to be growing our food locally and sustainably, but developers are constantly paving over farmland for more subdivisions, malls, and luxury estates,” said the group’s spokesperson Nick Montgomery.