Food could well be on the policy table as campaigns leading up to the Oct. 19 federal election get underway.

“Eat Think Vote” is the political slogan adopted by Food Secure Canada, an alliance of organizations working to end hunger and promote accessible, healthy food through sustainable food systems.

“The first step is to bring in a guaranteed basic income,” says Diana Bronson, executive director of Food Secure Canada, because all studies point to poverty as the principal cause of food insecurity. The Eat Think Vote platform recommends Ottawa study the feasibility of guaranteeing a livable income through the tax system.