In this policy brief ‘Want Amid Plenty’ from February 4, 2013, Chris Yordy outlines some research and ideas in support of Canada developing a national food policy for all.

“Here’s a conundrum: Producers in the Canadian agrifood system are supplying more food than ever before to international markets, but a greater number of our citizens are becoming food insecure or going hungry inside Canada’s borders. Five years ago, about eight percent of Canada’s total population was classified as food insecure. Food security is considered to exist in a household when, as the UN Food and Agriculture Organization puts it, “all people, at all times, have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food for an active and healthy life.” Food insecurity occurs when “food quantity and/or quality are compromised, which is typically associated with limited financial resources,” says Statistics Canada.”

Click on the image below to download a PDF copy of the policy brief.

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