Achieving What’s Possible for Canada’s Agri-Food Sector

Capi and Canada logosShould Canada aim to become the most trusted food system in the world? Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and Canada 2020 recently held a forum to address that question. Many countries are trying to sort out how to ensure the future economic growth of their food systems while addressing climate change and responding to a litany of evolving consumer concerns.

Such consumer issues include health, nutrition, food safety, sustainability, ethics, food security and reliability of supply. As well, one of the “biggest” global issues will be how to produce more without depleting natural capital. All this relates to matters of trust.

Trust is now the defining issue facing nearly everyone involved in food production and supply, both in Canada and among competitors and customers abroad. Some countries face more acute concerns than Canada, which fares relatively well on several aspects (although this success prompted discussions about complacency in Canada).

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