The Federal Government is in the process of developing a National Food Policy! This is great news for Canadians.
A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term. A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.
They are currently seeking input from Canadians on what is most important to us when it comes to food policy. The Central Okanagan Food Policy Council, in partnership with our 2 local Members of Parliament, Stephen Fuhr and Dan Albas, hosted a consultation event to gather feedback from residents of the Central Okanagan.
On September 13, 2017, over 35 people joined the COFPC at the Okanagan Regional Library Downtown Kelowna, to discuss the themes set out by the federal government:
- Improving Canadians’ access to affordable, nutritious, and safe food.
- Increasing Canadians’ ability to make healthy and safe food choices.
- Using environmentally sustainable practices to ensure Canadians have a long-term, reliable, and abundant supply of food.
- Ensuring Canadian farmers and food processors are able to adapt to changing conditions to provide more safe and healthy food to consumers in Canada and around the world.
There was great discussion on many issues that concern the residents of the Central Okanagan. And to top it all off, delicious snacks were provided by Start Fresh!
Thank you to MPs Dan Albas and Stephen Fuhr for supporting this great consultation event. Also thank you to ORL and Start Fresh for your support!