The world is growing and with it (not surprisingly) the demand for food. But as much as export growth responds to the number of people who need to eat, income (and not population growth) drives consumption.Dec 11, 2014
Canada’s dairy sector: Efficiency provides the way forward
Canada's dairy producers' efficiency will help sustain profits in increasingly complex market.Apr 26, 2016
Agricultural Myth Busting 101 Apr 3, 2014
Move over China? Not so fast!
The World Bank projects that India will be the world's fastest growing economy by 2017. If true, it would surpass China, the poster child for economic growth for the last ten years. It's an impressive reversal of fortune for India, thanks in large part to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governmentJan 26, 2015
How Strong is Beef Demand in Canada?
Canadians are consuming far less beef than they used to, nearly 22 pounds less per year in 2013 compared to the early 1980's. But just because Canadians are consuming less beef does not mean that they like beef less. Actual consumption and what economists call �demand� are not the same thing. Confusing? Perhaps, but it is worth investigating what the differences are because the demand for beef has been strong in recent years.Jan 16, 2015
Three questions about world economic growth and ag markets Oct 3, 2014
Their brighter economic outlook doesn’t shine everywhere throughout the U.S.
In my recent presentation to a large group of food processors at Food Trends 2014 in Toronto, I emphasized the brighter economic outlook in the U.S., where Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow in 2015 at an annual rate of 2.9% (Bank of Canada).Nov 18, 2014
Things you should know about the Trans Pacific Partnership
How much do you know about Vietnam? Peru or Malaysia? Each is part of the current Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and while relatively small and unknown markets, they may prove to be valuable for Canadian agriculture and agri-food. Our recent Look at Global Trade provided an overview of the TPP; here are a few more facts on three of the smaller participantsJan 9, 2015
6.8 billion… that’s a lot
In my recent presentation to a large group of food processors at Food Trends 2014 in Toronto, I emphasized the brighter economic outlook in the U.S., where Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow in 2015 at an annual rate of 2.9% (Bank of Canada).Nov 26, 2014
Improving World Economy Supports Canadian Agricultural Exports Jan 27, 2014