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Canada’s agriculture system on the cusp of a circular revolution

We will all benefit by being seen as the country that drove solutions to one of the biggest environmental and social challenges of the 21st century.
Opinion|By Evan Fraser
In essence, Blockchain gives us the tools to track and verify almost anything we can imagine in complicated global food supply chains. And this means consumers will know exactly what they’re eating, and how it is produced, and where it has come from, writes Evan Fraser.
The final report of the Finance Minister’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, which was released Feb. 6, highlighted agriculture as one of four economic sectors capable of helping raise incomes and create jobs across the country.
Humanity is on the cusp of a major transformation as we come to grips with the necessity of feeding nine to 11 billion people on an increasingly hot and crowded planet. Thanks to climate change, meeting this challenge requires that we be far more thrifty with our resources and create not only productive but also resilient systems. The tools of the digital agricultural revolution are only just now emerging, but they will come to define how humanity feeds itself in the future. Canada, and the Canadian industry, should be at the forefront of this revolution.
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