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It’s time for a green new deal down on the farm

By Kate Storey      

We need to rebuild Canada’s neglected fruit, vegetable, and processing sectors. This diversification would make good economic and environmental sense.

It’s time to take a green approach to Canadian agriculture by adding support for the production of locally grown, environmentally responsible food processed in Canada, says Green Party ag critic Kate Storey. The Hill Times file photograph

The agriculture policy of the 21st century must focus on producing healthy food, providing fair incomes for farm families and creating thriving rural communities while protecting natural ecosystems. It is possible to promote resilience in agriculture so that it addresses climate change and is capable of adapting to the economic and environmental shocks of an increasingly unpredictable world. Unfortunately, the agricultural policies promoted by successive Canadian governments, including the current one, do none of these things.

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