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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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