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|Hunger groups call for strategy in wake of UN report|
|Topic Started: May 16 2012, 11:25 AM (204 Views)|
|shure||May 16 2012, 11:25 AM Post #1|
Hunger groups call for strategy in wake of UN report
By Laura Payton, CBC News, May 16, 2012
Hunger and consumer groups are calling for a national strategy in Canada to deal with the quality, availability and price of food.
Representatives from Food Secure Canada, the National Farmers Union, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, called for a plan to connect farms with communities and to deal with a problem that sees families struggling to feed themselves.
"On a sort of common sense basis, we live in Canada. Kids should not be going to school hungry," said Diane Bronson, executive director of Food Secure Canada.
The calls comes after UN rapporteur for food security Olivier De Schutter warned Wednesday that inequality is getting worse, with many Canadians having problems getting the healthy food they require.
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