CEO at Protein Industries Canada at COP27 on agricultural innovation, climate change and food security
If you had told me four years ago, when I became CEO of Protein Industries Canada, that I would ever participate in COP, I wouldn’t have believed you. How would a farm kid from Bruno, Saskatchewan, end up at a UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt?
The answer might have something to do with being a farm kid.
This year at COP, there is a Food and Agriculture Pavilion for the first time ever. This is significant in recognizing that agrifood systems are key to reaching our climate goals.
As that farm kid from Saskatchewan, I have been involved in agriculture my entire life. I understand that the success of our food systems is rooted in primary production and that climate change is impacting our ability to grow and transport food. I also know firsthand the commitment to the environment farmers have. In Canada, our sector is driven by innovation and the adoption of new.