Category Archives: News Article

With natural capital and trust, Canada can become an agrifood powerhouse

August 2, 2016

Canada can define a powerful food brand as more and more consumers seek out trusted and more responsible suppliers. This is what the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute calls Canada’s “big possibility.” Canada can position itself as a preferred food source and derive economic benefits from doing so.

But are we doing enough to truly leverage Canada’s potential? We lack a common goal. We can aim to produce more food, to do so sustainably and to improve its nutritional quality – all at the same time. This would place Canada even further at the leading edge of global food innovation. This effort will require strong collaboration across the food system, including agricultural suppliers, food producers, processors and retailers. It also extends to scientists, technology providers, financial institutions, the health community and others.

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Feds fund Canada Beef export promotion

July 21, 2016

“Canadian farmers and ranchers take pride in producing a premium-quality safe beef product. This investment will help strengthen the Canadian beef brand globally, leading to greater returns for our farmers and their families and continued growth in the middle class, ” MacAulay said in the release.

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Market successfully restored for Canadian beef exports to Taiwan

“The Government of Canada welcomes the news of another restored market. This is an excellent opportunity for the Canadian cattle industry to export its high-quality Canadian beef to the global marketplace. The government continues to push for access to more markets around the world in order to ensure Canadian producers and agri-businesses are thriving and successful for the long term.”

– Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

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