Significant shifts in trade, technological advances and changing consumer preferences have placed new demands on the agro-food chain. Intergovernmental bodies will be challenged to uphold the values of free trade through the application of sound science, while ensuring consumer confidence in the global food supply.
Promote an open and efficient global food system by providing industry expertise to government officials working to eliminate existing barriers to agricultural trade and investment; foster coordination among organizations working to ensure a safe food supply, meaningful food security and enhanced environmental sustainability.
- Through the BIAC Committee on Food and Agriculture, provide industry input into the work of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.
- Ensure the OECD’s project on the economics of the prevention of lifestyle related chronic diseases to reflect input from the US food and beverage companies.
- Advocate for APEC to improve and implement the APEC Food System.
- Provide business industry input for the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development meetings.
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- Secured speaking roles for US business representatives at the OECD Symposium entitled “What Future for the Agriculture and Food Sector.”
- Organized meetings with OECD Health Secretariat to provide input for the OECD’s project on the economics of the prevention of lifestyle related chronic diseases which resulted in having US food and beverage industries comments reflected in the most recent OECD report on “Summary of findings and policy implications concerning the prevention of chronic diseases linked to unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles.”
- Met with US government officials to discuss US engagement in OECD and provided US food and agriculture industry perspective to various OECD projects.
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