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The government just signalled where it is likely headed on food policy with clues coming from the government’s published Response to the recent Agriculture and Agri-Food parliamentary Standing Committee Report on Food Policy. A virtual town hall for FSC members was convened on April 9th, and members were vocal about their disappointment.

This year’s Great Big Crunch saw more than 300,000 children, schools, politicians, organizations and citizens from across the country crunching into apples and other crunchy produce to make noise for a national healthy school food program.

With new Canadian food policy and healthy eating strategy decisions expected later this year, it is disappointing that Canada’s food systems and their impact are not directly addressed in the 2018 budget.

On February 9th, Health Canada announced online consumer consultations for Front-of-Package (FOP) labelling, one of the pillars of its Healthy Eating Strategy. This is a welcome step to encourage Canadians to choose healthier foods, to reduce sodium, sugar and saturated fat consumption, and to incentivize companies to formulate healthier processed foods.

Welcome to the Inside Scoop, where we share the latest news about the process and politics of getting to Canada’s first national food policy (NFP). Available exclusively to FSC’s members and supporters, the contents are not for citation or publication. Please do not forward beyond your own staff. Be inside or miss out!

FSC, in collaboration with a pan-Canadian network of researchers and community partners with expertise in Northern food security and sustainable food systems, is undertaking a study to synthesize research and knowledge on the state of food systems and food security in the North...

On Friday January 5th, 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published the “What We Heard Report”; the Government’s first official response to the Safe Foods for Canadians Regulation (SFCR) consultation in April of 2017.  During last year’s consultation period, the CFIA received 1,717 responses from consumers, industry, academia and, not least of which, the organic sector.