New CFIA “local food” definition is suspicious

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) new “local food” definition is suspicious, misleading and disturbing. Its sudden implementation and the misleading advantage it gives to food that isn’t really local but can be marketed as such suggest collusion with the grocery industry.

As Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman says in this Tyee article: we should “absolutely abandon even recognizing the CFIA as an agency that has any interest in serving us. Let’s move beyond having to rely on those labels and start developing relationships with our food producers and with each other and creating our own names and labels.”

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