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Category: Food

National Food Policy should focus on Indigenous peoples first

By: Lyndsey Smith

September 6, 2018

When I am completely overwhelmed with the task at hand (which is often), I sit down, make a to-do list, and break the task down into smaller, more...Read more »

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Government releases findings of National Food Policy consultation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 6, 2018

Close to 45,000 people responded to an online survey and hundreds of people attended in-person meetings last year to weigh in on the topic of a...Read more »

Food fights likely to just get more contentious

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 3, 2018

For much of our human history, we’ve toiled to simply meet our most basic of human needs — having enough to eat to survive and raise a family....Read more »

McDonald’s serves up its first sustainably-raised Mighty Angus burgers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 29, 2018

McDonald’s says it will introduce the ‘certified sustainable’ label with its Angus burgers. (source: McDonald’s Canada)

As promised earlier this summer, McDonald’s Canada has officially rolled out its Mighty Angus burger line made with Canadian verified...Read more »

Simplot acquires access to CRISPR-Cas9 gene technology

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 7, 2018

One of the largest potato processors in North America has acquired access to new gene-editing technology. J.R. Simplot company has secured a deal...Read more »

“Before the Plate” food documentary debuts this weekend in Toronto

By: Dale Leftwich

August 2, 2018

Dylan Sher, Guelph film producer, Before the plate

Dylan Sher grew up in the city but he has always had an interest in farming. Sher’s interest in farming eventually brought him to the University of...Read more »

AGT Food and Ingredients announces bid to privatize

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 26, 2018

In a move some might already thought was coming, Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients Inc announced Thursday it would be seeking...Read more »

EU’s top court rules new biotech techniques are GMO

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 25, 2018

A ruling by the European Union’s (EU) top court states that food produced by a series of new biotechnology breeding techniques, such as...Read more »

McDonald’s Canada to start serving beef from ‘certified sustainable’ farms and ranches

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 12, 2018

McDonald’s Canada says it will soon become the first company in Canada to serve Canadian beef from farms and ranches that are “certified...Read more »

A&W to introduce plant-based burger across Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 22, 2018

A&W Canada plans to introduce Beyond Meat’s plant-based burger to its menus on July 9. (Source: A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.)

A&W has announced plans to be the first national burger chain in Canada to add a plant-based burger to its menu. The restaurant chain says it...Read more »

Buy Canadian? Great idea, but don’t forget about cupboard economics

By: Sylvain Charlebois

June 21, 2018

Every now and then, Canadians will take a stand against the U.S. by choosing Canadian items over American ones at the grocery store. Canadians are...Read more »

Have your say about food waste from the farm

By: Owen Roberts

June 17, 2018

Food waste has become the poster child for inefficiency in agri-food. But how much are farmers contributing to the problem…or to the solution?...Read more »

Getting involved in the conversation with Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan

By: Dale Leftwich

June 16, 2018

Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan was launched in 2015 to foster conversations with people in Saskatchewan about food and farming. We recently had a...Read more »

Olymel announces deal to buy Pinty’s Delicious Foods

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 15, 2018

Quebec-based pork and poultry processor Olymel has announced a deal to acquire all the shares in Pinty’s Delicious Foods, a poultry processing...Read more »

New food safety regulations finalized for cross-border sales

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 14, 2018

Photo courtesy of Canada Beef Inc.

What’s new The Safe Food for Canadians Act was drafted in 2012 and on Wednesday, after years of industry consultation and review, the regulations...Read more »