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.