Archive: Canada Food Policy

Pursuing Fair Federal Deals

Carbon taxes, pesticide regulations and food policy are three topics CFFO asked Minister Hardeman to take to the table at the Federal-Provincial Agriculture Ministers’ meeting this week. With “business as usual,” Canada is risking fair treatment of our farming sector and worsening trade distortions and business sustainability. Firstly, carbon taxes could raise the cost of…

Can the New Food Guide Dish up Good Agri-food Policy?

The release of Canada’s Food Guide on January 22 was, predictably, followed by hot debate. The Food Guide has a long history of being contentious, and although government asserts that the newest version is based on science, which some debate, critics seem more concerned about its wider societal implications. The 2007 version was criticized as…