NFU Comments regarding Health Canada’s proposal to permit the use of a GM-derived enzyme, Asparaginase, as a food additive
() welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposal by Health Canada to amend the Food and Drug Regulations. Specifically, Health Canada seeks to permit the use of Asparaginase in the manufacture of certain wheat dough-based food products such as bread, crackers and cookies; and also cut potato products including French fries, sliced potato products Read more
NFU Brief to Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) on Crop Insurance in Alberta
While the need for some form of crop insurance had been apparent since agricultural settlement began in western Canada, it was not until 1939 that the Prairie Farm Assistance Act was passed in the House of Commons. The Act, introduced by Hon. J.G. Gardiner, acknowledged the federal government‟s partial responsibility for opening up areas of Read more
NFU presentation to Canadian Grain Commission on maximum shrinkage deductions at licensed process and transfer elevators
welcomes this opportunity to present its views on the issue of shrinkage deductions on grain. The represents thousands of grain farmers in the prairie region who have a direct interest in the regulatory framework under which the Canadian Grain Commission operates. The has put forward the views of its members on numerous occasions over the Read more
NFU Presentation on standards of fusarium blight toxin levels in wheat
As far back as 2003, the has been calling for action on the issue of increasing incidence of fusarium—see attached letter. We are pleased that the Standing Committee on Agriculture is now conducting hearings concerning fusarium, but we do wish that more attention had been paid to the issue when we were raising it 6 Read more
NFU presentation to the House of Commons Subcommittee on Food Safety
Family farmers are committed to a food system that provides safe and healthy food to people in this country and abroad. Food production is more than a business to us. As stewards of the land and water, we take very seriously our responsibility to ensure that the food we produce nourishes this and future generations. Read more