AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

1. Food Production

The necessity of healthy food makes the promotion and protection of local agricultural production particularly important for local self-reliance and resilience. A Green government would:

  • introduce incentives to encourage consumption of locally produced and organically- produced food;

  • support the establishment of food production, processing and distribution enterprises intended to serve local and domestic markets;

  • establish an organic transition fund that would guarantee farm families that their annual income would not fall below their five year average during a three-year transition period to organic production; and

  • facilitate the establishment of community land trusts using municipal and other public lands, donated lands, or lands purchased for purpose of establishing land trusts, making it available for community agriculture.

 

2. Food Labeling

A Green government would create a local food labeling program for New Brunswick produce and processed foods which will ensure consumers can clearly identify certified New Brunswick food.

 

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Our Principles

> Non-Violence

A culture of cooperation, caring and understanding is essential to ending violence in our society. Rehabilitation rather than vengeance must be the goal of our justice system.

> Self-Determination and Citizenship

We must have the opportunity and the responsibility as citizens to contribute to the common good, which requires that all have the capacity to participate in community life.

> Social Justice and Equality

Everyone must have equal access to the necessities of life and be treated with dignity and respect. Treaties with First Nations must be honoured.

> Participatory Democracy

We must be able to participate in decisions that affect our lives and be guaranteed that our votes are reflected in the make-up of the Legislative Assembly.

> Local Self-Reliance

Our communities should be in control of their own destinies, supported by strong local economies, and sustained by local sources of food and renewable energy.

> Living within Our Ecological Means

We must live within the ecological limits of the Earth, while meeting our needs without threatening our children's future or the survival of other species.

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