There is mixed farm reaction to Ottawa’s first-ever Food Policy for Canada.
The federal government is investing 134-million-dollars in several initiatives, including a Food Policy Advisory Council to ensure future access to safe and nutritious food.
A 50-million-dollar local Food Infrastructure Fund will support community-led food projects and a new Canada Brand promotional campaign will be launched.
APAS president Todd Lewis sees the policy having more impact in urban areas than rural Canada.
There’s new funds to reduce food waste and crack down on food mislabeling.
Lewis also said the focus on healthy and safe food is a good idea.