Letter to Ag Ministers – Towards the Next Policy Framework 
At your 2021 conference in Guelph, Agriculture Ministers agreed upon a set of goals, guiding principles and priorities for the Next Policy Framework. There are many good ideas and values expressed in the Guelph Statement, including commitments to climate action, sustainability and resilience, increasing participation of underrepresented, equity-deserving groups, and increasing public trust in our food system. These need to be top priorities, and not sidelined or undermined as a result of pursuing other goals in ways that conflict with the need for a stable and liveable climate, social cohesion and justice.  Read more
NFU asks Minister to rescind Health Canada guidance for Novel Food Regulations
As Minister, you have a duty to protect and inform Canadians regarding matters of health, and you have a duty as a Minister of the Crown to uphold democratic values. A regulatory guidance is an instrument which must remain within the authority of the regulation approved by Cabinet. An interpretation that goes beyond the limits of the regulation itself creates a situation where the bureaucracy is over-reaching its role and usurping the authority of Cabinet. As Minister, we call upon you to prevent your department from taking a course of action that is contrary to our democratic traditions. We therefore urge you to rescind the announced “final guidance for the Novel Food Regulations.” Read more
The NFU Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day
Saskatoon, SK — On June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day, the NFU joins people from across the country to uplift and celebrate the cultures, contributions and struggles of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples in Canada. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of spirit and the commitment of Indigenous peoples to sharing Read more
June 9th—National Farmworkers Day
June 9th is National Farm Workers day! The National Farmers Union (NFU) commemorates this day because we know that, from seed to table, farm workers keep Canadian agriculture running. Farm workers are the often unsung heroes of our food system, taking on the physically demanding work of preparing fields, seeding, harvesting, raising livestock and processing Read more
Hiring— Interim Executive Director
June 2022 The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a voluntary direct-membership, non-partisan, national farm organization made up of thousands of farm families from across Canada who produce a wide variety of food products, including grains, livestock, fruits and vegetables. Founded in 1969, the NFU advocates for policies that promote the dignity, prosperity and sustainable future Read more
Op Ed – Health Minister must ensure new gene edited foods are properly and democratically regulated
 On May 18, Health Canada announced how it will regulate foods from gene-edited plants. The new “regulatory guidance” turns its back on science and transparency by actually exempting many new gene-edited foods from regulation. Our health minister, Jean-Yves Duclos, has decided to allow Health Canada to open the door for product developers to sell gene-edited organisms without any government oversight. He has abandoned his responsibility to Canadians who rely on the government to ensure our food system is safe. Without proper regulation, there is no assurance for Canadians or our export customers, that our products are safe. Read more
We are hiring! Executive Assistant
The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership organization made up of Canadian farm families who share common goals. NFU members work together to achieve agricultural policies that ensure dignity and security of income for farm families while enhancing the land for future generations, working nationally and internationally for farmers and social justice. The National Farmers Read more
Take Action: Stop the CFIA from abandoning GM seed regulation!
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) wants to make gene-edited genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) plants and seed exempt from regulation. Instead, it would let private companies decide if their own products are safe for the environment — and put them on the market without revealing they are gene-edited. Tell the Minister you want Read more
New! Who Will Feed Us Podcast
The NFU Youth are thrilled to announce the launch of “Who Will Feed Us”, a podcast from farmer’s mouths to eater’s ears.  This one-off podcast series introduces listeners to the forces that shape how our food is produced and the solutions needed to build a more just, and ecologically sustainable system in Canada, all through Read more
International Workers’ Day: NFU Speaks Out Against the Expansion of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Calls for Justice for Migrant Workers
On International Workers’ Day, the National Farmers Union is in solidarity with all who contribute their labour to feeding our communities and who collectively struggle for labour justice.   This May Day the NFU’s Migrant Worker Solidarity Working Group highlights our concerns regarding the federal government’s recent expansion of the low-wage migrant worker program, and Read more
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