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Sask. has role in feeding hungry

Date Published: 
02/07/2013
Summary: 

Feeding a hungry world and what role Saskatchewan has to play in that fight were discussed at a forum hosted by The Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP). (..) Ramiro Armando Lopes da Silva, assistant executive director of the WFP, said it is not a question food being available. It's a question of "connecting the food with those who need it." (..) Mary Ellen McGroaty, deputy director of procurement for the WFP, said Saskatchewan has a number of areas of expertise that will be vital in feeding the world's hungry. "I think there is incredible knowledge around the agro-processing sector from here," McGroaty said. "In addition to the traditional products that we buy - last year we bought over 10,000 tonnes of pulses from Canada - we are also interested in nutrition-ally improved products."