OTTAWA -- This year’s World Food Day, on October 16th, has a theme of ‘Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”.
“In Canada, we can best address food security by continuing to support family farms, local farmers’ markets, and organic agriculture. Creating communities that are connected to their food is part of creating a healthy, resilient society, especially needed with the climate crisis,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May. “As Member of Parliament, I am continually working for more support of our farmers.”
Over the last fifty years, federal policies and subsidies have tended to promote giant agribusinesses. This shift has given multinational corporations control over our food supply. Meanwhile, farmers increasingly rely on off-farm income to survive and young farmers find it difficult to get started. The Green Party calls for the restructuring of our agricultural markets to sustain farming and provide farm families with a fair share of the consumer food dollar.