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Does food matter to you? Join the Eat Think Vote Movement

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Let’s make food an election issue!

Food Secure Canada and its partners across the country are engaging Canadians about food during this federal election. Canada requires a food policy cutting across health, environment, education and the economy to address the interrelated issues of hunger, unsustainable food production, climate change, and unhealthy diets.

Collectively, we are calling for the creation of a national food policy where no one goes hungry and all Canadians have access to healthy, just, and sustainable food. Priority action areas include:

  • Ensuring adequate income supports, so no one goes hungry.
  • Solutions to the food crisis in the North and fostering food sovereignty for Indigenous communities experiencing this unprecedented situation.
  • Incentives and better supports for new farmers to ensure the future of sustainable food in Canada, addressing issues such as an aging farming population, increasing farm debts, and financial barriers faced by new farmers.
  • A national universal healthy school food program as a foundation for health, wellness and learning.

Every level of government, along with First Nations, community groups, food producers, businesses, and citizens play an important role in designing and implementing food security policies for a sustainable future.

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About Ecology Action Centre

This is a blog from the Food Action Committee of the Ecology Action Centre, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Join us as we document our experiments with sauerkraut, push for urban chickens, make giant batches of jam, and plant some seeds (both literally and figuratively). For more about what the Food Action Committee is working on, visit our website.

 

The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

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