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Celebrating Canada’s Food Freedom Day


February 16, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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February 12, 2010, Ottawa, Ont. – GrowCanada, a partnership of 11 of the
country’s leading agricultural organizations, celebrates the many
people whose everyday efforts ensure that Canadians are able to mark
Food Freedom Day so early in the year.

February 12, 2010, Ottawa, Ont – GrowCanada, a partnership of 11 of the country’s leading agricultural organizations, celebrates the many people whose everyday efforts ensure that Canadians are able to mark Food Freedom Day so early in the year.

Food Freedom Day, which this year falls on February 12, represents the time when the average Canadian will have earned enough money to pay for his or her own groceries for the full year.

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Farmers who work the land, scientists who develop new innovations and many others all lend their specific skills and talents to Canada’s vibrant agricultural sector so that Canadians have access to safe, nutritious and affordable foods using technologies that enhance sustainability.

“Farmers are proud to work with their industry partners to provide Canadian consumers food for their families,” said Laurent Pellerin, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. “Through the past 50 years, Canadian agriculture has allowed consumers to stretch their food dollar even further, which has benefited the entire nation.”

While Canada’s urban population continues to grow, the fact remains that we all rely on the Canadian agricultural sector to provide our families with food. Food Freedom Day is a good way to recognize the importance of this sector and the ways in which it contributes to the health and wellbeing of all Canadians.