The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center have co-published a short piece on approaches to food safety cooperation in Canada and the United States. With North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks in full swing, it is a critical time for a conversation on protecting and improving our shared food supply chain. As think tanks and think networks, CAPI and the Wilson Center know the importance of good debate and a robust marketplace for ideas.
The contents of the piece represent an opportunity for these two organizations to present to their respective stakeholders on the frontlines of Canada-U.S. economic policy some new thinking on important food safety issues. Food safety is not just about consumer protection, it’s about enhancing the competitiveness of the Canada-U.S. agri-food supply chain around the world. A well-functioning food safety regime helps to increase global demand for safe and wholesome North American food
During a period of trade upheaval and fractured supply chains, it is particularly important to bring practical suggestions to the table that will build trade, increase competitiveness and safeguard the protection of consumers. For this reason, we are delighted to publish this report reflecting the experience and perspective of two of the largest agri-food companies in North America. The joint publication is authored by participants in the private food and agriculture sectors [Rory Alpine (Maple Leaf Foods) and Mike Robach (Cargill)] and, of course, represents their views and not necessarily those of CAPI and the Wilson Center.
Read the paper at http://www.capi-icpa.ca/pdfs/2017/CAPI_NAFTA_2.0.pdf.
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