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.

As part of the Northern Sustainable Food System Study, FSC is hosting a web discussion (focus group) to get feedback on the tentative findings and policy recommendations developed through the Study thus far. 

April 25th at 1:00pm - Join the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network for a run down if the most relevant updates, and a brief response to industry’s key public relations messages including the argument that we need GM crops to feed the world. Bring your questions and issues to the table.

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 Available exclusively to FSC’s members and supporters, the contents are not for citation or publication.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...