CBC: Farmers head to Fredericton to support food security bill

Posted: Apr 30, 2015

Farmers head to Fredericton to support food security bill

Kate Letterick, CBC, April 30, 2015

Kevin Arseneau, NFU-NB Youth President. Photo:  Courtesy of Kevin Arseneau

Kevin Arseneau, NFU-NB Youth President.
Photo: Courtesy of Kevin Arseneau

Excerpt:

“Kevin Arseneau, who runs a farm in Pleasant Ridge near Rogersville and is the youth president for the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick, says there is more of a demand for local products.

“It’s important for the consumers also, [who] are asking more and more, they want local produce that comes from where they can go see it, where they can even feel it, touch it, you know, like people like coming to the farm and seeing where their food comes from,” he said.

Arseneau contends the legislation is overdue.

“Sometimes you go into government meetings and sometimes it’s very, kind of insulting, and you see these plates of vegetables in the middle of the summer, which come from far away, that are there at a government meeting, when you have producers that are there at the meeting,” he said.”

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