Local Food

 A new report suggests local foods are important to Canadians but not considered more nutritious, affordable or safer

Halifax, June 28, 2022— Local foods have been the subject of discussions around food sovereignty and autonomy for decades. Most surveys have suggested that while consumers want to buy local most of the time, very few actually buy or look for local food products while grocery shopping or when eating at a restaurant. The Agri-Food Analytics Lab, in partnership with Angus Reid is releasing results of a survey on local food perceptions from across the country. We are also adding a case study on local food competitiveness in the province of Quebec. Working with BetterCart Analytics and collecting over 350,000 data points, we looked at how Quebec food product prices compared with comparable food products coming from elsewhere.

Media Contacts

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Director Agri-Food Analytics Lab,
Dalhousie University

Janet Music, Research Program Coordinator
Agri-Food Analytics Lab,
Dalhousie University

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English [PDF - 256 KB]
French [PDF - 256 KB]