How can people afford this?’: James Bay communities struggle to eat healthy – CBC

High food prices due to increasing dependence on imported goods and rise of food harvesting costs: study

Sep 12, 2016

People living in remote First Nation communities on the James Bay Coast have to spend over half of their income on food in order to meet basic nutritional requirements, according to a new study by Food Secure Canada.

“Paying for Nutrition: A Report on Food Costing in the North” reveals the cost of feeding a family in northern Canada is twice as much as the south with prices staggering from $8.65 for about 1.4 kilograms of apples in Fort Albany, Ont., to $8.99 for a box of Corn Flakes in Moose Factory, Ont.

“It’s ridiculous,” Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief, Jonathan Solomon, said. He is the senior representative for seven First Nations in the western James Bay.

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