A Food Policy for Canada
The NFU brief presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food promotes the idea that a food policy for Canada could usher in a holistic view of food and agriculture that would transform Canada’s farming, food processing and distribution system into one that makes food sovereignty a reality if the government decides to start building a food system that benefits Canadian farmers and consumers instead of accelerating down its current path which has only concentrated the power and wealth of multinational corporations and diminished the democratic space for elected governments. Read more
Safe Food for Canadians regulations
The NFU has provided three submissions to the consultation on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians regulations. The NFU Direct Marketing Committee letter focusses on the implications for farms that do direct marketing in communities that straddle provincial boundaries. The NFU in New Brunswick submission focusses on implication for New Brunswick farmers. The NFU submission prepared by the national office focussed on implications for fresh fruit and vegetable growers and for the organic sector. (Click on the highlighted links to read the full submissions) Government report on consultation process: What We Heard Report – The Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Consultation Read more
Direct Marketing impacts of proposed Safe Food for Canadians regulations
April 18, 2017 Richard Arsenault, Executive Director Domestic Food Safety Systems and Meat Hygiene Directorate Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1400 Merivale Road, Tower 1 Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9 Email: mailto:CFIA-Modernisation-ACIA@inspection.gc.ca Dear Mr. Arsenault: Re: Consultation on Safe Food for Canadians Act proposed regulations The Safe Food for Canadians regulations, as they are currently proposed per Read more
NFU-NB welcomes Local Food and Beverage Strategy
Fredericton, NB— The National Farmers Union in NB welcomes the Local Food and Beverages Strategy announced today by Minister Rick Doucet. Read more
L’UNF-NB accueille favorablement la nouvelle Stratégie sur les boissons et les
Fredericton—L’Union nationale des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick (UNF-NB) accueille favorablement la Stratégie d’alimentation et des boissons locales annoncée aujourd’hui par le ministre Rick Doucet. Read more
Getting local food into restaurants: NB farmer and restauranteur shares her insights
When we started farming six years ago we had already been restauranteurs for seven years. It all began when we thought we would find a way to feed our growing family of three boys and one girl. Read more
Comment approvisionner les restaurants en produits du NB – une co-propriètaire de restaurant et fermière partage son opinion
Nous avions déjà été restaurateurs pendant sept années quand, il y a six ans, nous avons commencé à pratiquer l’agriculture. Le tout a commencé lorsque nous avons pensé qu’il fallait trouver une façon de nourrir nos trois garçons et notre fille qui grandissaient. Read more
NFU sends Ag Ministers input for next agriculture policy framework
In advance of the annual conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers to be held in Calgary, July 20-22, 2016, the National Farmers Union (NFU) sent a letter to each of the ministers with input regarding the next agriculture policy framework. Read more
Supporters Welcome Prison Farm Feasibility Study
Prison farm supporters welcomed the announcement last week that the federal government will conduct a feasibility study on restoring the Kingston prison farms. Read more
Bottling Canada’s Food Policies – What the debate over ketchup says about the future of farming
The recent social media splash made over French’s ketchup highlights what the National Farmers Union (NFU) has been talking about for years – food sovereignty matters. Read more