What’s the value of public opinion? That’s a question I find myself asking more often these days. In a democracy, public opinion should matter and politicians and policy makers should have a strong understanding of the people’s will when making public policy. But should they give the people what they want? Today we have no shortage of public opinion. But whether it has any value or should inspire any action is a big question. So, what does all this mean from a food and agriculture perspective? In recent weeks, Angus Reid has asked Canadians about their perceptions of everything from…
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