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Food Dollars Leaving Province

Preliminary estimates show that over time, a smaller share of our food dollars are finding their way back to Nova Scotia farms.

Percentage Of Imported Foods IncreasingIn Canada, imports of food as a percentage of net supply are going up.  For instance, between 1964 and 2001, imports of fruits (and fruit products) have gone from 67% to 97% of supply.  Imports of vegetables (and vegetable products) have gone from 20% to 48% in the same time period.  While dairy products, poultry, and eggs have remained relatively stable, imports of red meat have risen from 4.2% in 1964 to 24% in 2002 (ref 7).