FSC members feed into A Food Policy for Canada

 

In the past few months, FSC has been busy talking with members and other food-system stakeholders, helping to set the stage for A Food Policy for Canada. It all started with a discussion paper, From Patchwork to Policy Coherence. We followed-up with our Five Big Ideas and a series of  Recipe for a Good Food System community events across Canada to bring diverse grassroots and practitioners’ perspectives to the consultations.

A Food Policy for Canada should position our food system as a driver of positive social outcomes by increasing food access, improving human health and increasing sustainable economic development, leading to a more healthy, just and sustainable food system that ensures everyone’s right to food. As part of this consultation process, we submitted to the government an overarching Policy Brief, structured to respond to the Government’s four themes.

Wish to read our report?

Download the report here

 

Appearance before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-foods (AGRI)

September 26, Food Secure Canada's Executive Director, Diana Bronson, appeared before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-foods (AGRI), to share our key priorities for A Food Policy for Canada.

The Committee is hearing from a range of food system stakeholders as the federal government wraps up its consultation period. Who appeared in front of the Committee?

Check-out the full list of meeting dates and witnesses invited to the Standing Committee on AGRI.

Read Diana Bronson's comment

 

Right to Food

FSC also signed on a special brief on the right to food developed by PhD student Nadia Lambeck on behalf of the Ad-hoc working group on the right to food. The brief is supported by a range of human rights groups and experts. This brief is a direct follow-up to the Mission of the UN Special rapporteur on the right to food in 2012.

Download the right to food brief here