Canadian politicians on the campaign trail would do well to mention issues of food security. At least 55 per cent of Canadians are worried about how they will continue to pay grocery bills.
Canada's new food policy aims to bolster the economic impact of the agri-food sector while tackling issues like waste and childhood hunger.
Canadian beef and pork exporters have become increasingly reliant on China. That's why the latest salvo in the Canada-China diplomatic dispute is so ominous for the agri-food sector.
Many of us still have a romantic view of farmers surveying rolling hills but our food in Canada increasingly comes from industrial farms aided by agricultural technology. What are the implications?
At present on the African continent, the politics of persuasion are especially consequential in the area of agri-food research and development.
Canada does well growing crops and raising livestock, but it's missed the boat in developing its own popular food brands. As preferences change, Canada has a chance to shine in the agri-food sector.
Food fraud and safety concerns are an ongoing problem in the agrifood sector— could blockchain technology be a solution?