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This election, one of the top concerns for Canadians is being able to afford groceries, according to a recent poll. Sydney Rae / Unsplash

Why food affordability should be a federal election issue

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.
A double rainbow is seen over blueberry fields in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Canada’s new national food policy is a hopeful step into the future for the country’s agri-food sector. James Wheeler/Unsplash

Canada’s new food policy means everyone’s at the table

Canada's new food policy aims to bolster the economic impact of the agri-food sector while tackling issues like waste and childhood hunger.
A bull grazes in a pasture on a farm near Cremona, Alta., after the Chinese announced a ban on Canadian meat imports. The ban could hit the Canadian beef and pork sector hard given China is a huge market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

China’s ban on Canadian meat imports could pummel our agri-food sector

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.
A man walks through a greenhouse in October 2017 at a learning centre in Uganda where sustainable agriculture techniques, such as drought-resistant crops and tree planting, are taught. (AP Photo/Adelle Kalakouti)

Science, politics and the quest to secure Africa’s sustainable food future

At present on the African continent, the politics of persuasion are especially consequential in the area of agri-food research and development.
A potato farmer works his fields in Prince Edward Island. The time has come for Canada to go beyond growing crops and raising livestock; it’s time to expand its agri-food sector and create its own beloved food products. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

As big food brands struggle, Canada has a golden opportunity

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.

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