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New rules hamper producers' efforts to sell directly to consumers

All across Manitoba, farm families are developing markets for locally produced farm products through direct relationships with urban consumers. These markets are built on trust, quality and the interest of consumers in knowing how and where the food consumed by their family is being produced.

Food safety is paramount, whether you buy your food at your favourite supermarket or directly at the farm gate from a local producer. Unfortunately, this NDP government is using the threat of food safety as a means to impose more rules and regulations on the growing relationship between producers and consumers.

The “rules” do not allow consumers to purchase food products directly from a community website. The “rules” do not allow farmers to work together to deliver their products to consumers’ doors. Why is the NDP government so paranoid about direct sales to consumers of wholesome food products?

Rather than build bridges, this tired NDP government issues more rules and regulations. It is time this NDP government began to work with farm families and urban consumers who build relationships based on trust, quality and food safety.

This can be a winning formula for both the agricultural community and urban consumers across Manitoba. The NDP just don’t get it. It is time for a change.

BLAINE PEDERSEN

Progressive Conservative critic for

Agriculture, Food and Rural Development,

MLA for Midland

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 10, 2014

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All across Manitoba, farm families are developing markets for locally produced farm products through direct relationships with urban consumers. These markets are built on trust, quality and the interest of consumers in knowing how and where the food consumed by their family is being produced.

Food safety is paramount, whether you buy your food at your favourite supermarket or directly at the farm gate from a local producer. Unfortunately, this NDP government is using the threat of food safety as a means to impose more rules and regulations on the growing relationship between producers and consumers.

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All across Manitoba, farm families are developing markets for locally produced farm products through direct relationships with urban consumers. These markets are built on trust, quality and the interest of consumers in knowing how and where the food consumed by their family is being produced.

Food safety is paramount, whether you buy your food at your favourite supermarket or directly at the farm gate from a local producer. Unfortunately, this NDP government is using the threat of food safety as a means to impose more rules and regulations on the growing relationship between producers and consumers.

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