By Ted Bilyea and David McInnes, contributed to the Globe and Mail, published Wednesday, July 20 2016.
Ted Bilyea is chair and David McInnes is president and CEO of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute.
What would you guess is the single most important ingredient in modern food production? Good seeds? Rainfall? Fertilizer? The surprising answer is that around the world, the scarcest and most precious resource for producing food is trust. Luckily, Canada has natural advantages that could allow the people of the world to view us as their most trusted food source – if we make smart decisions.