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Second-generation dairy farmer David Janssens walks through a pasture of dairy cows at a farm in Surrey, B.C., in August 2018. Canadians and policymakers should support systems that allow for valuable food industries to flourish, rather than dismantle them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

In defence of Bill C-282: Canada’s supply management supports farmers while safeguarding consumers

If Canada wishes to preserve domestic farms and enhance food security, officials must have limits on what they can concede to American and other foreign interests.
A cow waits in a paddock after milking on a farm near Oxford, New Zealand. New Zealand exports 95 per cent of its dairy products, and is challenging Canada’s protection of its dairy market. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Why New Zealand is right to call out Canada on its dairy industry

New Zealand is accusing Canada of undercutting its commitments under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership on dairy. Canada’s problem is that New Zealand’s case is strong.
Dairy cows in the Fraser Valley, B.C. (Evan Bowness)

Milk without the cow: Cellular agriculture could be the future of farming, but dairy farmers need help

Technological changes on the horizon will likely disrupt the dairy industry as we know it — plans to mitigate the risks this transition poses to farmer livelihoods and animal welfare should start now.
Some studies have linked drinking milk with higher risk of oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Summersky/ Shutterstock

Breast cancer: is milk a risk factor?

Cow’s milk naturally raises levels of a growth factor strongly implicated in breast cancer risk.

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