Climate change likely to stress Canadian food system

This report from Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph tracks changes in food prices in Canada. It finds that prices in some food categories were impacted by environmental events, including an unexpected 5% increase in fish prices due to warming oceans. It also predicts that consumers will put strong pressure on food producers to avoid single-use plastic packaging, and that the Canadian food system is likely to be stressed by climate change, such as through  droughts, forest fires and heavy precipitation.

Read the full report, Canada’s Food Price Report 10th Edition 2020, here (PDF link). See also the Foodsource building block What is food security? 

 

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09 Dec 2019
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