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What is your definition of "Local Food"


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What is your definition of "Local Food"

PoppiYYZ | Aug 20, 2013 07:27 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says "local," "locally grown," and any similar term "shall mean that the domestic goods being advertised originated within 50 km of the place where they are sold, measured directly, point to point.

Earlier this year, the Ontario Liberal government tabled the Local Food Act, which seems to contradict the CFIA’s definition. According to the new proposed piece of legislation “local food” means, “any food produced or harvested in Ontario" or with 50 kms of the Provincial boarder.

What do you think of the revised Ontario definition of "Local Food" ?

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