Canada as an AGRI-Food Powerhouse: Strengthening our Competitiveness and Leveraging our Potential

Strengthening Canada’s competitiveness in global food production could drive economic growth for decades to come. Those within the food system1 have long recognized both the core strengths and untapped potential of the sector. But there is now increasing awareness outside of our food system of the tremendous opportunities presented by a burgeoning global population, a growing global middle class, and changing consumer trends such as increased demand for higher-value food, like proteins and functional foods that have health benefits beyond simple nutrition