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Apply for a spot on the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council

Apply for a spot on the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council

The council advises the federal ag minister on how to help address food systems challenges

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is looking for members of the Canadian ag sector to serve on the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council.

The federal government established the council in 2019 as part of Canada’s first ever food policy. The group brings together people with different experiences in the ag sector to help address the food system challenges of today and explore future opportunities.

The council is designed to reflect the diversity of Canada’s food and agriculture industries.

“The Government of Canada is committed to the Food Policy’s vision that all people in Canada are able to access a sufficient amount of safe, nutritious and culturally diverse food, and that Canada’s food system is resilient and innovative, sustains our environment and supports our economy,” Bibeau said in a July 6 statement. “It is essential that diverse perspectives are at the table, to help address current and emerging challenges and opportunities across Canada’s food systems.”

Current members include Mary Robinson, a farmer and former president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Heather Deck, a dietitian from Saskatchewan and Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph.

Interested people must apply for a spot on the council.

The application window closes on August 17.


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