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CCGA Celebrates 60 years of Codex

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Today, on World Food Safety Day, Canadian Canola Growers Association celebrates Codex Alimentarius’ 60th anniversary and its central role in driving global food safety and security. Its array of standards, guidelines, and principles protect consumers, inform farmers’ decisions, and facilitated US $2,140 billion in global agriculture trade in 2021 (WTO World Trade Statistical Review 2022).

Rick White the Past Chair of International Agri-Food Network and President & CEO of Canadian Canola Growers Association has written a blog highlighting this achievement here: International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) – CGA Celebrates 60 years of CODEX on World Food Safety Day (

Join us in recognizing Codex’s incredible achievements and the impact it has had on the world’s food supply.

Rosemary Navarrete

Rosemary Navarrete is Director of Stakeholder Engagement at Emerging. She has over 15 years of experience in strategic engagement across UN Agencies and IGOs on international issues related to food and agriculture, trade and market access, legal and judicial reform policies. A key area of expertise Rosemary brings to these issues is her in-depth knowledge of the governance of the relevant UN and international bodies.

Before joining the team at Emerging, she worked as an Agriculture Adviser for the Minister Counsellor for the Department of Agriculture-Australia, posted to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization-Rome. Prior to that she drafted, submitted, and managed EU-funded projects, including those focused on judicial and legal reform for the International Development Law Organization and academia.

Rosemary is a U.S. lawyer who has lived and worked in Rome for over 20 years in the international legal, academia and UN sectors. She holds a master’s in development economics, Juris Doctor in Law, and B.A. in political science, with a specialization in gender and environmental studies.

As a Colombian American, Rosemary is a native English and Spanish speaker also fluent in Italian.

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