The Northern Policy Institute is offering some suggestions to deal with skyrocketing food prices in northern Ontario.
The NPI idntifies increased travel costs, a lack of market competition and a lack of infrastructure as factors driving up the cost of food.
Author Eric Melillo says developing the northern economy can help.
“[It] comes with the conclusion that roads [need to be] built. And that those roads can help decrease the cost of some of those foods.”
Melillo suggests new technology currently being developed could also reduce shipping costs.
“Roads themselves come with a pretty hefty price tag, so the development of airships and drone technology have the potential to help bring some of the costs of food down.”