Canada Beef realigns to maximize Asian opportunities

In order to strategically align the Canadian beef cattle industry in the Asian market, Canada Beef is positioning its operations in the region to maximize current export opportunities and set the industry for future growth. “The Asian market continues to be an important market for Canadian beef and veal exporters providing opportunities to increase carcass values across a wide variety …

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Mac’s lobbies for reformed sales of alcohol with promise of new stores, jobs

If granted the right to sell beer, wine and spirits at its 547 Ontario locations, Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. would build 27 new, ultra-modern, $2-million stores within two years. The new stores would represent “$54 million of new, private investment in Ontario,” says Tom Moher, the company’s Vice-President of Operations for Central Canada. “And that doesn’t begin to include the …

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Agri-food industries are split on CETA

The new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union (EU) has split agri-food interests in Canada. The agreement still has a few details to be worked out and could take up to two years to be ratified but when completely implemented, the CETA is expected to result in $1.5 billion in new agri-food exports including $600 million …

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Canadian Proteins

Canadian proteins

Unlocking the potential of Canadian proteins By Michael T. Nickerson*1* | James D. House2 | Eunice C.Y. Li-Chan3 OVERVIEW Canada’s agriculture sector is well known for supplying world markets with their exports of raw materials from pulses (e.g, peas, lentils, chickpeas and faba beans), oilseed (e.g., canola and flax seed) and wheat. However once beyond our borders little thought is …

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Regulatory Requirements and Consumer Acceptance By Andreas Boecker1 | Jill E. Hobbs2* | William A. Kerr2 | May T. Yeung3 INTRODUCTION Traceability is a means to many ends. Most visible to the public, a primary motive for traceability has been to more quickly contain animal disease outbreaks, such as BSE (mad cow disease) and foot and mouth disease. Similarly, traceability …

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Playing Nice

It’s time to start playing nice in the sandbox: Collaborative research in Canada: gaps and strategic solutions By Allan Paulson1* | Rickey Yada2 | John Webb3 The process of innovation in research is a continuum from fundamental/discovery research through strategic and applied research to product development and launch. This process is critical to global competitiveness and economic viability and may …

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