Saskatchewan’s food production is under scrutiny at the national level as Ottawa is taking steps to develop a national food policy.
The food policy is designed to ensure food is safe and affordable, with a public consultation period extended to the end of August.
Clinton Monchuk with Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan wants consumers to be better informed about the quality of food produced in this province.
“We see it so many times, that sometimes come from the special interest groups or marketing companies,” Monchuk said. “They’re misleading in terms of what is viewed as a healthy product. Or something deemed healthier than something else.”
So far, over 22 thousand Canadians have participated in Ottawa’s online survey on a national food policy.