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The hearings on Quebec's green paper for an agri-food policy that were supposed to take place this fall have been postponed once again. They have been rescheduled for January 2012, which means that there is no chance of any legislation being drafted before the spring. This is just one more delay in a process that began more than three and a half years ago, when the Provonost...
Actualité - 25 October 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Agricultural policy, Organic baskets
Montreal, September 1st , 2011 – According to an extensive nation-wide survey conducted by Léger Marketing, in partnership with Equiterre, three out of four Canadians (78%) say that they prefer to buy local. The survey, “Eating at Home”, was designed to identify the motivations and obstacles related to buying locally grown food for Canadian homes.
Communiqué - 1 September 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Agricultural policy, Buying local
If you want local food to be more accessible... If you want tax credits for people who belong to a community supported agriculture (CSA) program... If you want to facilitate access to land for the next generation of farmers, here is your chance to be heard. Sign the "concerned citizen, concerned eater" manifesto before September 12, when public consultations for...
The agri-food policy paper tabled yesterday by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) wants to give the consumer a bigger role in shaping the future of agriculture. But Equiterre believes that for the shift to sustainable agriculture to succeed, Quebec must lead the way, by implementing the necessary steps to transform our food system.