RealAg Politics: Farmer reaction to grain company consolidation, gene editing, and the politics of groceries

What’s top of mind on the policy front this week? Well, there are some fireworks over grocery store prices and what’s really driving food costs, a plant breeding technique is edging ever-closer to the finish line, and farmers are weighing in on a proposed grain company acquisition.

On this episode of RealAg Politics, host Shaun Haney is joined by:

  • Krista Thomas, Canada Grains Council, on the canadian government’s third round of consultations – the final hurdle – on gene edited crop varieties;
  • Tyler McCann, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, on the politics of grocery prices; and,
  • Ian Boxall, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, as farm groups push back on Bunge’s plan to acquire Viterra

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