Indigenous economic board wants to boost country food production – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 01, 2019

Report pitches Wild Foods Inspection Act, country food marketing boards

To help provide more, and better quality, food for Indigenous people across northern Canada, the federal government should bring in new laws and regulations to help northern harvesters produce, distribute and market country food, a national Indigenous economic development group said yesterday in a report.

“Right now the current existing legislative and regulatory framework is an impediment to harvesting, sharing and selling country food,” said Hilda Broomfield-Letemplier of Nunatsiavut, a member of the National Indigenous Economic Development Board, a federally appointed body set up to advise the federal government.

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