December 1, 2015 - The beef industry is actively engaged in reducing environmental footprints, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, through improvements in health programs, sustainable production and innovation.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates Justin Trudeau, sworn in today as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, and his new Cabinet. The CCA looks forward to working with the new Federal Government to develop and implement policies and actions favourable to Canadian beef producers.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has reviewed the monograph, Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat, as published today in The Lancet, which summarizes the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Review of Red Meat and Processed Meats. The Working Group charged with the review classified consumption of red meat in Group 2A, or “probably carcinogenic to humans,” which refers to a degree of certainty of causation. It is important to note that IARC conducts hazard assessments, not risk assessments. That means they consider whether meat at some level, under some circumstance could pose a risk.
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) will respond to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Review of Red Meat and Processed Red Meat on Monday, October 26, following the public release of the document. The CCA will share its initial perspective on the report’s findings recognizing that these are complex issues where there are different opinions from scientific experts and some additional time will be required to consider this report in a comprehensive manner. At this time we do know that meat’s very significant nutritional benefits are not considered in the IARC evaluation.
The Canadian Cattlemen Market Development Council (CCMDC) is pleased to provide stakeholders with an independent, third party examination of the allocation of the Canadian Beef and Cattle Market Development Fund over its 10-year lifespan. Also known as the Legacy Fund, the Canadian Beef and Cattle Market Development Fund was established in 2005 when the Governments of Canada and Alberta committed $80 million ($50 million and $30 million respectively) to the industry to support long-term market development of the beef, beef cattle and genetics industries following the detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Canada in 2003.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) for its majority victory in Canada’s 42nd general election.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) strongly supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement reached today in Atlanta. A TPP agreement ensures Canadian beef producers can improve access to Japan and other growing markets in Asia. Under the deal reached today, Canada could double or triple its annual beef exports to Japan to nearly $300 million.
September 4, 2015