Nutrition North on the agenda at Igloolik food security meeting – CBC

2-day event organized by Nunavut Food Security Coalition

Sep 13, 2016

People in Igloolik outraged by the high cost of groceries have a chance to speak their mind at a food security meeting Tuesday evening.

The two-day event, happening in the new community hall, has been organized by the Nunavut Food Security Coalition, a partnership between the Nunavut government, Nunavut Tunngavik, regional Inuit organizations and retailers. Nutrition North, among other issues, is on the menu.

“It’s not just the retailers and the airlines, but the cost of electricity to run a community freezer or a runway might have an impact on prices. It’s a very complex system,” said Lindsay Turner, director of poverty reduction with the Government of Nunavut.

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