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New provincial food strategy initiative requires farmer input (2012)

By Bette Jean Crews, Director Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)

A provincial initiative is underway to create a food and nutrition strategy for Ontario. Sustain Ontario – a coalition of health and food industry professionals – is among a group of organizations contributing to the document, which is available on the group’s website until May 31, 2012.

While the coalition is particularly interested in health and healthy eating, they also plan to focus on agricultural practices such as economically and environmentally sustainable farming. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) believes that’s where Ontario farmers and agricultural organizations can pitch in.

To comment go to Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy.