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Cancel Culture on Policy

The use of public shaming and destroying individuals or entities disfavored by activists has become highly fashionable but it has been around in food and agriculture policy for many years. Activists in Europe have tried to shut down the European Food Safety Authority, arguing its scientific judgements that have been contrary to their green religion disqualifies it from being authoritative. Pig production has become so stigmatized by animal welfare campaigners like Compassion in World Farming that the EU is having to perform public messaging explaining why the farming practices are legitimate. Green campaigners want to stop carbon emissions but now they are opposing research being performed by Europe’s Joint Research Centre on the sust...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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