Gordon McKenzie and Ken Seitz agree that Canada has both the capacity and capabilities to help fill the void in food production caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but it will take time and requires more investment in people, technology and infrastructure. They shared these perspectives with the Toronto Star‘s Heather Scoffield while the columnist was visiting Saskatchewan to hear from business leaders and the experts with the Global Institute for Food Security on whether Canada can help feed the world in this time of crisis.

“It takes time and money. It’s not a light switch. It takes people, time, investment.”

Gordon McKenzie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canpotex Limited

“We’re coming to the conclusion that this is going to be a challenge for years, and therefore Nutrien can step in and ramp up production, and get crop nutrients into the hands of more growers.”

Ken Seitz, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Nutrien