Food Before Profit

On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 in Get Involved

Food Before ProfitMillions of people struggle with hunger and poverty around the world every day.

Current agricultural policies support industrial agriculture and the production of agrofuels in developing countries. These policies often worsen population displacement, environmental problems, and raise the price of food.

Hunger and poverty can be reduced by ensuring food production priority is given to local farmers and local markets.

Help Elizabeth support smal-scale, sustainable agriculture! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.

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286 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

Your petitioners call upon the House of Commons to support small‐scale, sustainable agriculture and the principle of food sovereignty in developing nations, and to oppose industrial agricultural policies that encourage the production of agrofuels at the expense of food crops in developing countries.

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  • Léa Maro Langelier

    I can’t believe this hasn’t changed. I remember watching a documentary on the politics of food in the early 80s/ late 90s, It discussed, in detail, the effects of forcing a nation into producing a vast amount of product as opposed to what the population in the area actually required, The effects it had, not only on the population to sustain itself, but also on the nation’s economic dependency on other nations – which could be quite crippling. And then it discussed what could be done to solve the issue. THANK YOU CBC!!!! As a matter of fact, I believe this was my first ‘hmf’ at the Oil Industry. I drew picture of man’s head on a corn stalk swallowing a drop of oil from a pipe. Then I told my teacher that this was my project. (I know, I’m punk like that)

  • Jasmina Stoiljkovic
  • locust

    We need locally grown produce, organically produced. Of course, this is not realistic, but if there was a will, I think that we could find a way. Heritage varieties need to be brought back and GMO’s should be banned. I’m putting in a garden this summer – ’nuff said!

  • Alberto

    GMO have to be banned, it is making people sicker, and the pharmaceutic corporation richer….

  • Joanie Piquette

    The first step is : people have to eat less meat.

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