With NAFTA renegotiation talks in full swing, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute and the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center have developed a publication on approaches to food safety cooperation in Canada and the United States.

Don Buckingham, president and CEO of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, explains what they are trying to achieve.

"The contents of the piece represent an opportunity for our two organizations to present to our respective stakeholders on the frontlines of Canada-US economic policy some new thinking on important food safety issues," he said. "Food safety is not just about consumer protection, it's about enhancing the competitiveness of the Canada-US agri-food supply chain around the world. A well-functioning food safety regime helps to increase global demand for safe and wholesome North American food products."

Buckingham notes much of these talks have already taken place during the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

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