Canadian farmers are harvesting their crops but the bounty is not distributed equally. Now, Food Secure Canada is asking Canadians to let Prime Minister Stephen Harper know what they want in a national food strategy.
Food Seciure Canada works to connects the efforts of many organizations to provide nutritious food to all Canadians. It aims to tie-up the loopholes that leave as many as 3.9 million Canadians hungry. The price of food has doubled in the last decade while Canadian’s incomes have largely stagnated.
McGill University is holding its 6th annual Food Security Conference, an event that was originally convened in response to the spike in food prices in the 2006/7. This year’s theme is Strategies against Food Insecurity and Hunger. Diana Bronson, director of Food Secure Canada is one of the guest speakers and she will remind people that hunger is a local problem in Canada.
October 16th is World Food Day, and it is also the occasion of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Throne Speech where he will outline the government’s priorities for the country until the next federal election in 2015.
Carmel Kilkenny speaks with Diana Bronson, Director of Food Secure Canada to hear more about why Canada needs a national food strategy: