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Food: May 2013 Archives

Quebec wine producers say their products are being short-changed

radiocanada_vin.jpgQuebec's new food sovereignty policy aims at bringing more Quebec produce to your plate. What about the beverage you pair your dinner with?

Quebec wine and cider makers have been pushing for more support in the marketing of their products. They believe that provincial liquor board, the SAQ, should be less restrictive when it comes to locally produced spirits and wines. Here to adress the issue is Sarah Carone, one of the owners of Carone Wines in Lanoraie in the Lanaudière region.

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Shaping the plan which hopes to encourage more Quebecers to eat local

RCtravailleurs-agricoles_sn635.jpgThe Parti Quebecois government launched its policy on food sovereignty last week and Premier Marois acknowledged that the plan is ambitious. It wants to see half the food consumed by Quebecers to have been locally produced. Solidarité rurale du Québec will be participating in the government's roundtable to develop the details of this policy. We spoke with their president, Claire Bolduc.

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R&D a "must" to increase Quebec's food sovereignty

vancouvercbclocalfood.jpgBefore the election last year, the Parti Quebecois promised to help boost the amount of locally-produced food that Quebecers eat. That's the focus of the government's new policy on food sovereignty.

Last week, the Marois government pledged to bring that proportion of locally-produced and locally-consumed food up to 50 per cent by offering incentives to both producers and distributors. But, some believe these incentives won't stand up to international trade agreements. Bruno Larue is the Canada Research Chair in international agri-food at Laval University, he joined us on the line this morning from his home in Quebec City.

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