It is vital to separate fact from fiction when it comes to climate change and the Canadian beef industry, said an expert. “Really, what we’re talking about here in most agricultural systems is trade-offs,” said Tim McAllister, principal research scientist for Agriculture Canada in Lethbridge. “There’s no one system that’s perfect.” However, he said Canada’s beef production system enjoys some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per kilogram of beef in the world. He credited efficiencies created by the integrated nature of the industry’s forage and finishing feedlot systems. McAllister spoke at a recent online seminar on sustainable intensification in agriculture, hosted by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute.
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Last March, as the pandemic set in and Canadians watched grocery store shelves empty, concerns arose about the vulnerabilities around Canada’s food system. A New report offers a glimpse into what those vulnerabilities are and how to rebuild the food system to ensure Canadians can withstand any future disruptions.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) held consultations on a food policy for Canada. CAPI was part of the working group on Food Policy Governance for their ‘What We Heard’ report.
Great article via Le Bulletin des agriculteurs about discussions on the theme: “Feeding the planet in 2050” with a panel of experts from the Agri-Food sector moderated by CAPI CEO Don Buckingham at the International Economic Forum of the Americas – Conference of Montreal 2019.
Sustainability, best practices and processes should be verifiable. The word sustainability means something different to everyone, and this is somewhat problematic. Read more about this and what CAPI’s President and CEO Don Buckingham has to say in this article in the Western Producer written by Katelyn Duncan.
Y’aura-t-il sur les marchés une guerre des protéines? La montée des protéines dites alternatives sera-t-elle forte au point de déstabiliser les protéines dites « plus traditionnelles », pour beaucoup, d’origines animales? Don Buckingham, Président-directeur général de l’Institut Canadien des Politiques Agroalimentaires (ICPA) ne croit pas qu’il y aura cette guerre des protéines. Don Buckingham, conférencier invité aux Perspectives agroalimentaires du 2 […]
CAPI Board member Chantelle Donahue will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame (SAHF) this year! This is an exceptional achievement which underscores the very significant contributions Chantelle has and is making on the Canadian Agri-Food sector. All well deserved! Chantelle not only makes her mark in Saskatchewan but unquestionably inspires other agri-food leaders and next generation across Canada.
On September 30, 2018, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced the completion of negotiations toward a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Here’s what we’ve been reading.
Five men from across Canada who continue to make a difference in the agricultural industry have been selected to join the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame as 2018 inductees. Ted Bilyea, Peter Dhillon, Wilf Keller, Larry Martin and Honourable Gerry Ritz will be officially inducted into the national Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario.