Canadian farmers grow a diverse variety of crops across the country- crops that are used both here at home, and exported to countries around the world. You’ll find everything from pulses, grains, and oilseeds, to fruits, vegetables, flowers, and specialty crops like herbs in Canada’s fields, orchards and greenhouses.
Farming is a critical part of Canada’s national food security, ensuring that our country has enough to eat. But it takes more than farms to feed a country; we also depend on a whole supply chain of feed, fertilizer and equipment suppliers, veterinarians and crop specialists, transporters, processors, distributors, retailers, and delivery companies to get food to Canadians.
Every one of those links in the supply chain must be able to make money in order to stay in business, and that includes farmers. At the same time, food costs have to be kept affordable for consumers.
In this section, you can read more about food security issues in Canada. From reading food labels, to organic foods, to the challenge of agricultural labour, to seasonal and migrant labour in Canada, the resources here address food security and food cost concerns in Canada.