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Agriculture Roundup for Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is looking for a new leader.

According to media outlet Real Agriculture, President Siddika Mithani left the position suddenly after she sent a letter to colleagues and industry partners informing them of her retirement from public service.

Organizations including the National Farmers Union sent a letter to Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau last fall asking that Mithani be replaced over concerns about communications between the CFIA and CropLife Canada in drafting regulations regarding gene-edited crops.

The CFIA president supervises the agency, its staff, and its programs, reporting to both the Minister of Health and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food on issues related to plant health, animal health, food safety, and international trade.

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