The Ontario government has established the final goal of the Local Food Act, which removed barriers and opens the door for local food in the broader public sector. The goal is set out to make it easier for organizations like colleges, universities, hospitals and municipalities to procure local food.
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman announced a number of tools that can help farmers, food distributors and public sector organizations to produce Ontario food.
“For consumers, local food is at the heart of our agri-food industry. Opening the door to the broader public sector for local food procurement is part of our government’s plan to strengthen Ontario’s local food economy,” said Hardeman.
The government’s plan to support this goal:
A part of the Local Food Act, 2013 is increasing awareness for Ontario food and beverages. The government plans to celebrate public sector organizations that are increasingly using local food to serve their employees, students and patients, and public sector organizations that set and achieve their own local food targets.
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