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Liberal national food policy


Queen’s University professor Betsy Donald is available to talk about the Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff’s national food policy, which was announced this morning.

Professor Donald, a geography professor who specializes in local food systems and food policy, is happy the Liberals would spend millions of dollars to support local farmers and get Canadians to eat healthier.

“This is something many food policy experts have been advocating for years. Good food policy has tremendous potential to address many of our health, rural, social, ecological and economic issues in Canada. This announcement is going in the right direction,” says Professor Donald.

Professor Donald has written extensively about the issue. One of her most popular papers is a policy document she did for the Ontario government through the Martin Prosperity Institute entitled, From Kraft to Craft: Innovation and Creativity in Ontario's Food Economy. (Available to reporters on request). She is also currently working on a book on the subject.

To arrange an interview, please contact Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca, or Kristyn Wallace at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 or kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca at News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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