The challenge of food insecurity is one of the great issues of our time. It affects 800 million people globally and 12 per cent of Canadians are food insecure, forced into hunger, poor-quality food or both. That’s four million Canadians and one of every six children.
In an op-ed that appeared in the Globe and Mail on December 28, 2015, Michael McCain challenges the new federal government to support the development of a Canadian food strategy to alleviate hunger and seize the tremendous opportunity Canada has to invent, commercialize and export food production and distribution technology to improve food security globally.
“We can do all of this if we choose. But we also should do it. It’s who we are as Canadians. Innovative. Practical. Generous. Creators of peace and of opportunity. Let’s take an approach to food policy that reflects our interests and our values.”
- Michael McCain, President & CEO, Maple Leaf Foods
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