National food policy deadline extended

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Winnipeg Free Press | By: Dylan Robertson

OTTAWA — Ottawa has extended its deadline for feedback on a national food policy, as Manitoba groups take notice of empty shelves in Churchill and unaffordable groceries elsewhere.

During the 2015 election, the federal Liberals pledged to introduce Canada’s first national food policy, and started online consultations in May. The policy aims to examine how food is produced, processed and distributed, and how that affects health, pocketbooks and the environment.

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