Many poor children go to bed hungry and wake up hungry too. This is sad and a gross injustice.
Over $200 million dollars of food was imported in to SVG in 2011. With so much food being imported, food is becoming very expensive. Many poor families cannot feed themselves adequately. Change is needed.
Buying food from our own farmers will make food cheaper and create a strong, Green rural economy. SVG can only reduce food prices by eating what we grow and growing what we eat.
If food comes from abroad, we will not be able to control food prices and food will become even more expensive.
An SVG Green Party government will create incentives for shops in SVG to stock food grown locally by SVG farmers. This will make food cheaper for all in SVG.
A Green government will ensure cheaper fish for our people too.
A large part of the brain is made up of omega-3 fats, making them vital for healthy brain function. In fact, 60% of the fats in the brain are omega-3 with DHA, a type of omega-3 fat found in fish, being the main type. Omega-3 fats are essential for healthy brain development both in the womb and in early childhood.
Studies have found that the children of mothers who eat fish while pregnant have better social and verbal skills at age eight, compared to the children of mothers who never ate fish.
Studies have also shown that omega-3 fats such as EPA, found naturally in fish, may help improve the reading skills and attention span of children, and improve motor skills and general co-ordination. Children benefit from regularly eating fish.
Our children must be well nourished and not go hungry.