Eat more greens Health Canada recommends


A new nutritional guide released by Health Canada is recommending that Canadians eat more plant-based food and drink water. This is a radical move that eliminates food groups like meat and dairy products, forcing a major nutritional shift that has far reaching implications for the agricultural sector.

Health and nutritional experts, are of the view that the encouragement to consume less diary products will affect Canada’s supply management system, started in the 1970s and which sets quotas for production of milk and other goods based on anticipated demands.


“You’ll end up with an imbalance. So obviously, I think you need to look at supply management 2.0 very seriously and commit to a reform as soon as possible.”

Sylvain Charlebois , a Dalhousie University professor who researches food believes that Farmers will have to start looking at export markets. “You’ll end up with an imbalance. So obviously, I think you need to look at supply management 2.0 very seriously and commit to a reform as soon as possible.” Charlebois is however of the opinion that this may not be possible under the current system, he said.

Chimezie Uguru

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