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September 22, 2011

Increased global trade and migration, higher population densities, and climate change all affect the nature of risks associated with animal diseases and human health. The pace of these changes, the growing interconnectedness of so many risks and consequences, and the potential impact of mitigation strategies make the process of assessing and managing risks increasingly complex.

To better understand these evolving 21st century challenges, the Council of Canadian Academies brought together a group of 12 eminent experts to discuss how Canada can remain at the forefront of animal health risk assessment practices, therefore protecting the health of animals, people, the environment, and economy. Today, the Council released the Expert Panel’s report, Healthy Animals, Healthy Canada. The report, sponsored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), is an evidence-based, independent assessment of approaches to animal health risk assessment in Canada.

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