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Simpson Centre New Growth: Reviews of Current Ag Policy Research and Articles Source: The Lancet Summary: We review two articles in our blog. First, a recent research article discusses three new agricultural laws introduced in India in September, 2020. The author explores the source of prolonged farmer protests that have continued since last year. As […]

Written by: Karen Spencer

Now is a prime opportunity to start thinking about where Canada goes from here. It seems like there is a light at the end of the covid tunnel with vaccination rates climbing and the lifting of restrictions in some areas. Of course maybe it is just the spring blossoms starting to emerge. Certainly it will […]

Written by: Matt Foss

A new research article discusses the development in recent years of global regulations around gene editing and genetically modified organisms or “GMOs”. There has been a considerable shift in the landscape of agricultural biotechnology products, and this paper delves into how gene edited crops fit into existing regulatory frameworks, and how various countries are evolving […]

Written by: Karen Spencer

When the Poverty Reduction Act received Royal Assent in June of 2019, it served to focus federal government attention on combatting poverty as never before.  The Act established Canada’s first Official Poverty Line, the Market Basket Measure (MBM) that would price on a regional basis a basket of goods and services required to meet basic […]

Written by: Wayne Simpson

A new research article discusses a new global food emissions database, estimating GHG emissions from, production to consumption and end-of-life waste disposal, including land-use change, processing, packaging, transportation and waste management. In 2015, global food-system emissions amounted to 34% of total manmade GHG emissions, with over 70% of this coming from agriculture and land use/land-use […]

Written by: Karen Spencer