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New vision for supply management

Supply management has proven robust in important respects. Regulating production, restricting imports and offering stable returns to producers at a favourable level are the foundational pillars for supply management. The Canadian dairy industry has avoided drastic drops in milk prices, followed by prolonged low milk price periods and associated financial stress that has repeatedly occurred

Sustainability is a worthwhile goal, but society needs to recognize the benefits brought by large farms and the complexity in changing systems such as poultry housing, says Al Mussell, who argues there are four fallacies that if followed through to their logical conclusion, would lead to calamitous results.

A sustainable food supply is a worthy goal, but beware of simplistic solutions

Intensive, large-scale production employing the latest technology is key to feeding a hungry world

The view that we need to change how we produce food in the name of sustainability has become ubiquitous in Canada and other developed countries. Indeed, spurred on by the perceptions of some consumers, the food industry has become keenly interested in how farmers produce food. They want to know about their carbon footprint; animal