Tuesday, February 12, 2013

UN Report says: Canada worst than Africa on food security?

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A United Nations report says Canada needs a national food strategy, raising specific concerns about food security issues facing Native and northern communities.

The 21-page Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, was released in December. The report’s conclusions were based on De Schutter’s 11-day fact-finding mission across Canada last May, where he met with numerous government departments including Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, as well as Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq.

“The Special Rapporteur was disconcerted by the deep and severe food insecurity faced by Aboriginal peoples living both on- and off-reserve in remote and urban areas,” read the report.

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