Adopting a national food strategy is no small task. The development of that strategy involves a number of complex issues that have to be identified by importance and then integrated together into a sustainable strategy supported by government policy and a diverse demographic. Simple, huh? There’s a reason it’s taken so long. With all that said, events like the Canadian Food Summit are an important step in the right direction. Just starting a conversation can be one of the most difficult parts of the process.
One of the people intimately involved in pushing for that strategy is Ron Bonnett, President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. We spoke to him about some of the difficulties involved in the process at the the Summit in Toronto.
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