Statement on World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated each year in honour of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on October 16, 1945. The theme for World Food Day 2014 is “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.”

“In my riding and across Canada, family farmers are building resilient local economies and strengthening food security in their communities every day,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands.

“As an MP and as Leader of the Green Party, I continue to advocate for policies that put the needs of family farmers ahead of those of multinational agribusinesses. By supporting them, we can help ensure that the quality of food that Canadians enjoy remains the best in the world.”