First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study – Ontario Report Executive Summary
First Nations have expressed concerns about the impacts of environmental pollution on the quality and safety of traditionally harvested foods. However, very little is known about the composition of First Nations’ diets, or about the level of contaminants in traditional foods. The goal of this study is to fill this gap in knowledge about the diet of First Nations peoples living on reserves, south of the 60th parallel. In addition, baseline information on human and veterinary pharmaceuticals in surface waters are being collected, especially where fish are being harvested or where water is being taken for drinking purposes.
January 1, 2011
Assembly of First Nations, University of Ottawa