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Tax breaks suggested for surplus Ontario produce


July 11, 2013
By The Canadian Press

July 11, 2013, Toronto — Provincial Progressive Conservatives say
Ontario could feed more hungry children and adults by giving a tax break
to farmers who donate produce to food banks.

July 11, 2013, Toronto — Provincial Progressive Conservatives say Ontario could feed more hungry children and adults by giving a tax break to farmers who donate produce to food banks.

They say the tax credit – which they believe would cost about 750,000 a year – would fight two problems: hunger and waste.

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Tories Bob Bailey and Ernie Hardeman say many farmers have to throw away produce they can't sell, which could be put to better use.

They say the equivalent of about 11 million kilograms of food a year is going to landfills or plowed back into fields.


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