National Food Strategy®

Overview

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has worked closely with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and the entire food chain, to create the National Food Strategy® (NFS) — a vision for the future of food in Canada. The strategy includes nine objectives that will have a significant impact in securing a sustainable future for food in Canada.

Although the National Food Strategy® continues to be a work in progress, its vision and content has been the foundation for the development of OFA’s work towards Ontario’s Local Food Act. The vision of the National Food Strategy® is providing direction for its policies.

OFA developed a series of NFS ads, which were published in Better Farming magazine beginning May 7, 2012 and ending February 5, 2013, focusing on the nine strategic objectives. The purpose of the series was to educate and inform consumers on the development of the NFS.

View each individual ad within the NFS series by selecting a strategic objective.

Objective #1: Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the first choice of Canadians.

Objective #2: Canadian grown, fresh and processed products are the preferred choice of international markets.

Objective #3: Consumers choose foods and healthy eating patterns that promote optimal health.

Objective #4: Consumers always have access to safe and nutritious food.

Objective #5: The Canadian food chain is driven by its diverse, sustainable, innovative and profitable farm and food supply sectors.

Objective #6: Canada’s food chain capacity meets future demand in a sustainable manner.

Objective #7: Canada has a secure infrastructure to support the production, processing, distribution and sale of food in Canada and abroad.

Objective #8: Canada grows and provides green energy and other renewable products in balance with our food requirements.

Objective #9: Canada is a global leader in ensuring international agreements impacting food are based on science, sustainability, fairness, consistency and enforceability.

Additional Information

Key Agriculture Priorities for Federal Politicians
(May 18, 2016)


News

Local Food Act an opportunity to develop an Ontario food strategy
(September 28, 2012 - National Food Strategy®, Local Food)

Premiers: Don’t leave food out of the healthcare discussion
(August 2, 2013 - Health Care, National Food Strategy®, Local Food)

Ontario farmers recognize Food Freedom Day
(February 7, 2014 - National Food Strategy®, Local Food)

Local food on the minds of farmers and politicians this harvest
(October 3, 2013 - National Food Strategy®, Local Food)

Federal budget in maintenance mode with a couple perks for farms
(February 14, 2014 - National Food Strategy®)

OFA marks Ontario Agriculture Week
(October 9, 2015 - Energy, National Food Strategy®, Food Literacy)

OFA takes food and environment concerns to the Federal Government
(March 18, 2016 - Environmental, National Food Strategy®, Food Literacy)

OFA takes agri-food issues to the Hill
(April 15, 2016 - Agri-Food Research, Business Risk Management, National Food Strategy®)

Celebrate Canadian agriculture and food this month
(February 10, 2017 - National Food Strategy®, Local Food, Food Literacy)

Members talk ag growth on Parliament Hill
(March 17, 2017 - Energy, Transportation, Telecommunications, National Food Strategy®, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Climate Change)

National food policy consults underway
(June 2, 2017 - Food Safety, National Food Strategy®, Food Literacy)

Setting Canada’s table with a food policy
(June 23, 2017 - Food Safety, National Food Strategy®, Local Food, Food Literacy)


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