Conference Board adds to growing calls for national food strategy

At a time when Canadians waste an estimated $27 billion of food every year, but 70 per cent of preschoolers in Nunavut don’t always have enough to eat, a growing chorus is calling for a national strategy on food.

 “Close to two and a half million Canadians are food insecure. Farmers and fishers are going out of business, our natural environment is being pushed to the limit, a quarter of Canadians are considered obese, and we are the only G8 country without a nationally-funded school meal program. The status quo is no longer an option,” reads the document (from the Conference Board.)