Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today that the Government of Canada is launching consultations to support the development of A Food Policy for Canada.
An online survey is now open at www.canada.ca/food-policy and Canadians are encouraged to share their input to help shape a food policy that will cover the entire food system, from farm to fork. Canadians can share their views on four major themes
- Increasing access to affordable food;
- Improving health and food safety;
- Conserving our soil, water, and air; and
- Growing more high-quality food.
The online consultation is the first of a number of engagement activities planned with a wide range of participants to inform the development of a food policy.
Feedback from the consultations will provide the federal government with a better understanding of Canadians’ priorities when it comes to food-related issues. The results will help inform key elements of a food policy, including a long-term vision and identifying actions to take in the near term.