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Agri-Food Processing ‘Key Part’ Of Ontario’s Economic Future

From Blackburn News

Food and Beverage Ontario is endorsing recommendations of a recent report on Canada’s processed food trade deficit.

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute report urged the various industry stakeholders to work together to tackle the deficit and become more competitive in the global market.

The CAPI report linked the deficit to a decline of investment in the sector.

Food and Beverage Ontario Executive Director Steve Peters says the industry has to decide whether it wants to become the supplier of choice for consumers around the globe or to be the consumers of food from other regions of the world. He says capturing new markets and reclaiming Ontario’s position as a strong exporter of processed foods and beverages is a key part of the future of Ontario’s economy.

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