Create fund for farmers to transition to organic farming. Spending of $75 million in 2011-2012, rising to $175-million each subsequent year; implement strict monitoring of pesticides.
Expand domestic food production and procurement with "200-kilometre diet" promotion; expand farmers' markets and culinary tourism, rooftop gardens, urban agriculture and seed banks.
Stop all federally funded research on genetically modified organisms (GMO). Cut all federal biotech funding to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada and 10 per cent of funding (which goes to GMO biotech) from NSERC and NRC
Reform agricultural regulations "to challenge corporate concentration;" reform farm income supports; encourage grocery retailers to make shelf space for local foods
Upgrade water treatment facilities
Government agriculture research shifts from biotechnology to organic production.
Establishment of greenhouse gas emission targets in collaboration with industry.