Category: Food

Gay Lea Foods heads further west with acquisition of Alberta Cheese

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 18, 2017

Gay Lea Foods’ Black River Cheeses. (Photo Supplied)

Ontario-based Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited announced it’s agreement to acquire the shares of Alberta Cheese Company Ltd. this week, effective...Read more »

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Tackling the consumer-centric food system

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 29, 2017

The global statistics around malnutrition are shocking. According to the World Health Organization, in 2014 more than 1.9 billion adults were...Read more »

Canada’s national food strategy ‘long overdue’

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 25, 2017

In May 2017, the Government of Canada launched consultations towards the creation of a new food policy, something it says is “a way to address...Read more »

Making more meat with less — ABIC ’17 preview

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 22, 2017

We might be hearing more about plant-based protein and meatless burgers in headlines, but when we look around the world, demand for animal-based...Read more »

Rising cost of food still a top concern for Canadians

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 19, 2017

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity published its 2017 public trust survey results on Tuesday, coinciding with the second annual Public Trust...Read more »

Efforts intensify in Ontario to regulate organic products

By: Owen Roberts

September 18, 2017

In Ontario, a product or business does not need to be certified to use the word ‘organic’ as a descriptor, provided it isn’t traded across provincial boundaries and/or doesn’t tote the Canada Organic Logo. MPPs Tabuns and Jones are looking to change that. (Photo: Organic Council of Ontario)

Recent efforts to address consumer questions and confusion over certified organic food production have taken a step forward in Ontario. On Wednesday,...Read more »

The case for human intervention in nature

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 31, 2017

Over the past couple of decades, those who make a profit off of the environment — farmers, ranchers, miners, and loggers — have seen a fair...Read more »

Food Evolution movie now available on your screen

By: Bernard Tobin

August 29, 2017

Opportunities to watch Food Evolution, the new documentary focusing on scientists’ views of GMOs, have been few and far between. But that all...Read more »

A new approach: Turning to consumers for production advice

By: Owen Roberts

August 25, 2017

No one has to tell University of Guelph agricultural economics master’s student Travis Jansen that farmers like him are well-advised to listen to...Read more »

Building Canadian food and farming attitudes from the ground up

By: Bernard Tobin

August 22, 2017

84 percent of Canadians said they know little or nothing about GMOs in food in a recent Angus Reid poll.

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...Read more »

Sausage study challenges consumer confidence

By: Owen Roberts

August 14, 2017

(Source: duBreton)

My daughter and grandson share the same birthday, August 7. They’re part of a pork-and-grain farming operation near Thamesville. At their birthday...Read more »

Websites highlight Canadian farmers’ food products

By: Owen Roberts

August 4, 2017

Canadian Cool Foods website creator Marnie Scott (courtesy Marnie Scott)

Canada has a reputation for producing superb food ingredients…then shipping them abroad to be processing into finished goods, which we buy back at...Read more »

Poll: Is McDonald’s really a restaurant?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 31, 2017

When someone suggests going to a restaurant to eat, does the well-known ________ chain with the golden arches come to mind? McDonald’s has...Read more »

National food policy survey deadline pushed back to August 31

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 24, 2017

The federal government has issued an extension for sharing views on what Canada’s first national food policy should look like. The online survey...Read more »

Canadian food prices still dropping, while spending is up

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 11, 2017

Food prices in Canadian stores have declined for nine consecutive months, dating back to last September, as measured by Statistics Canada’s...Read more »