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Revolutionizing EU Agriculture; Squander Leverage/Solicit Good Will

Revolutionizing EU Agriculture The European Public Heath Alliance says agricultural support and promotion should end its focus on competitiveness and instead align with the health and sustainability goals of the Farm to Fork and European Green Deal initiatives. If adopted, this will upset the economics of many nutrient-dense foods considered Europe’s cultural heritage. Meanwhile, as Europe’s livestock producers fight to block a trade agreement with Mercosur and disparage U.S. production techniques in order to protect themselves from competition, some European Parliamentarians are proposing language that would enable plant-based protein products to use meat labeling terms currently reserved for animal-based proteins. France has...

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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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