May 18, 2017
Saskatchewan leads Canada’s provinces on The Conference Board of Canada’s first provincial food report card assessing the performance of their food systems and food sectors. Canada’s Food Report Card: Provincial Performance presents data and analysis on five categories: industry prosperity, healthy food and diets, food safety, household food security, and environmental sustainability.
Saskatchewan excels with “A” grades in four of five categories: food safety, industry prosperity, household food security, and environmental sustainability. Its only “B” grade is awarded on the healthy food and diets category. British Columbia is also among the top performers. It leads all provinces on healthy food and diets, and environmental sustainability, earning “A” marks on the two categories. Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario are middle-of-the-pack performers, while Atlantic provinces trail with the lowest grades.