Food for Thought

Current food policies are inadequately addressing food security

Food For Thought: Access to Food in Canada's Remote North

June 23, 2016 | Holly Dillabough

Current food policies in Canada are inadequately addressing food security in the country’s northern region. Remote First Nation communities faced with inaccessibly expensive and low-quality foods are consuming highly processed items more often, leading to poor health outcomes.

After reviewing the current literature, it was found that current policies in Canada are woefully falling short when it comes to addressing food security in the nation’s northern reaches. Some of the policy recommendations include developing a national food policy that secures initiatives across all government departments, increasing road accessibility where it is financially and ecologically possible, ensuring long term funding to support local agriculture, etc. Read on to discover all the other policy recommendations and to discover how Canada can remediate the food security and food accessibility crises in the North.


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