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China’s application on September 16 to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the eleven state plurilateral trade agreement that was signed in 2018 after the United States withdrew from its predecessor, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a clever political and strategic move on China’s part. It also raises the question as to whether China […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens

As the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies in income support systems in Canada, calls have been amplified for a Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) to provide more comprehensive, ideally universal, protection for household incomes.  Some called for permanent implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) but, popular as the CERB was, it has recognized design […]

Written by: Wayne Simpson

Simpson Centre New Growth: Reviews of Current Ag Policy Research and Articles Source: Science Summary:    A recent post from the website “Epicurious” outlined their stand on beef, specifically choosing to exclude any new beef recipes on their website due to the relatively high greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per kilo compared to plant protein sources, […]

Written by: Karen Spencer

Simpson Centre New Growth Reviews of Current Ag Policy Research and Articles Source: Business Strategy and Development Summary: This paper utilizes a systematic literature review approach to examine the use of Circular Economy (CE) principles in Agri-Food Supply Chains (AFSC) and highlight the key barriers (i.e., institutional, financial, and technological risks) and drivers (i.e., environmental, […]

Written by: John Bailey