Working at Odds: How Food Businesses Experience Regulation in Nova Scotia

November 2022

RFRC director Karen Foster collaborated with the Dalhousie's Baxter Lab on a project examining food systems in Atlantic Canada. This publication reports on results from interviews with Nova Scotia food business owners.

...governments, supporting organizations and others can take significant and concrete steps to work more closely and more collaboratively with food businesses and enable them to participate more fully in the regional food system. Good regulation and regulatory enforcement are necessary and welcomed by food businesses across the province, who see themselves as active partners in strengthening the food system and making it more resilient over time.