National Observer: B.C. Government Invests in Food Supply Chain
“Free trade deals like NAFTA have consistently made it more difficult for smaller, regional food processing facilities to compete.”
Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate and professor at the IRES (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) & LFS, recently interviewed in National Observer about food shortages during COVID-19. The pandemic has exposed shortcomings in our current food processing and distribution model. To increase the resilience of local processing operations, B.C. food and beverage manufacturers are soon to receive funding from the provincial government.