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Canada nets high scores from international EIU food rankings

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CALGARY (660 NEWS) — When it comes to food security, Canada has scored fairly well globally. Especially when it comes to quality and safety.

According to the annual scorecard from the London, England-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Canada placed 12th out of 113 countries in food security.

Specifically, The EIU ranks the country on top when it comes to food quality and safety.

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The report credited our country’s food safety nets, protein quality, and nutritional standards as some of the reasons why it’s the best in this category.

Canada finished 11th in food availability, 26th in affordability, and 29th in natural resources and resilience.

Overall, Finland and Ireland finished in the top two spots in the report, while the lowest countries were Yemen and Sudan.

The EIU report is funded by Corteva Agriscience.