It seems the DFO were influenced by that old Apple computer advertising slogan “Think Different”. Either that, or they have a singular focus on economics. Here’s a bit of what they say about their concept of Food Freedom in a recent website post on their “corporate news” page:
“On February 12, 2010, the average Canadian had earned enough income to pay his or her individual grocery bill for the entire year, making it Food Freedom Day!
Food Freedom Day occurred on the same day it did last year, due largely to the fact that Canada’s food costs have risen by less than one per cent over the past year. This is very low, especially when compared to the United States and the European Union where food prices have gone up by four per cent and in some cases over five per cent. Despite the low rise in food prices for Canadian consumers, the Farmers’ Share, a recent study commissioned by prairie members of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), showed that, on average, only 27 per cent of the cost of an entire week’s worth of groceries for a family of four goes back to the farms where the food is produced….”