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· Canadian Cattlemen's Association Defines Beef At AGM
… "only include products derived from actual livestock raised and harvested for human consumption"…
· CCA Report: CCA meets Canada’s new ag minister, reviews transport regulations
Canadian Cattlemen's Association Defines Beef At AGM
by Jessica Giles, High River Online (Canada)
09 April 2019
With lab grown products becoming a trending topic, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association has created a definition of beef and meat.
Last month at their Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, the Association passed the definition for beef and meat to "only include products derived from actual livestock raised and harvested for human consumption."
Canadian Cattlemen's Association Executive-Vice President, Dennis Laycraft, says the definition is what consumers correctly believe meat is.
"I think consumers in recent surveys have actually shown they want them (cultured products) to be accurately described and not just cosmetically described," he said.
Laycraft says they've always had policies in place about accurate labelling, which are undergoing a modernization process.
"And not misleading or negative advert labelling," he adds...
CCA Report: CCA meets Canada’s new ag minister, reviews transport regulations
From the April 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen
By David Haywood-Farmer, Canadian Cattlemen
April 9, 2019
March proved to be a busy month with calving in full swing at the ranch at home and other new beginnings to tend to elsewhere. I was pleased to connect quickly with the new Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau, by phone in the days following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle in early March. Days later I met her in person at an event in Vernon, B.C., where she and B.C. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham announced they’d triggered the late participation mechanism under the AgriStability program for the 2018 program year. This move will benefit more B.C. producers and farmers impacted in 2018 by the wildfires. Kevin Boon, general manager of B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, and I had the opportunity to speak with the minister about other matters of importance to the beef industry.
CCA representatives also met with the minister in Calgary at an event hosted by the Calgary Chamber. I am pleased with our interactions with the minister thus far. Minister Bibeau is from a Quebec riding with a lot of agriculture. This, along with her previous role as Minister of International Development and her experience in sustainable development, brings a perspective that fits well within modern agriculture — and the beef sector in particular where sustainable production and innovation support Canada’s economic and environmental targets.
The CCA and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food have traditionally enjoyed a close working relationship when dealing with matters of importance to the long-term competitiveness of the Canadian beef industry. We look forward to building an equally positive relationship with Minister Bibeau and are excited to be working with the first female federal agriculture minister in Canadian history...