Category: Food

PepsiCo announces closure of Bow Island Spitz plant

By: Debra Murphy

February 16, 2018

(USDA photo by Bruce Fritz)

Two years after the closure of its Medicine Hat distribution facility, PepsiCo has announced it will close the Spitz International Inc facility at...Read more »

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Who do we think we are? Canada’s shifting demographics shape food demand

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 12, 2018

(Photo by gautsch,
Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

For decades, the average Canadian was of British, western European, or even American descent. Over time, most people’s idea of “average” has...Read more »

Celebrate the food you love on Canada’s Agriculture Day

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 12, 2018

February 13 marks the second annual Canada’s Agriculture Day, a day to “celebrate the food we love.” Everyone involved in the agriculture and...Read more »

Health Canada launches consultations on food warning labels

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 9, 2018

The federal government has launched consultations on regulations for new “front-of-package” food labels designed to communicate if a food is high...Read more »

“Ideological activism” driving revamp of the Canada Food Guide, says Conservative shadow minister

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 7, 2018

Health Canada is in the process of revamping the Canada Food Guide, with an emphasis on encouraging Canadians to eat more vegetables and...Read more »

Do we really need to double food production by 2050?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 1, 2018

If you’ve been attending agricultural and food conferences over the last decade you’ve likely heard countless references to “feed the 9...Read more »

Nominations wrapping up for $100,000 ag and food prizes

By: Owen Roberts

January 30, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Arrell Food Institute)

Nominations are closing this week for two unique global food innovation awards — and there’s every reason to believe Canadian agriculture could...Read more »

Federal funds allocated to update Canadian organic standards

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 26, 2018

(Photo: Organic Council of Ontario)

The Canadian organic production industry received confirmation today that the federal government will provide financial support for updating organic...Read more »

Before the Plate documentary launches official trailer

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 26, 2018

Before the Plate’s interactive website allows visitors to choose an ingredient to track back to the farm

Eight farmers, 10 ingredients, one plate — that’s the premise behind Before the Plate, a coming documentary looking to connect everyday people in...Read more »

Intercropping a must for new camelina contracts

By: Lyndsey Smith

January 25, 2018

Photo Credit: Three Farmers

Interested in growing camelina for Three Farmers? Get ready to intercrop. Three Farmers, a Saskatchewan-based snack food company, is offering, for...Read more »

Piers Morgan trolls trolling vegans in support of farmer breakfasts

By: Shaun Haney

January 7, 2018

Courtesy of North Wales Rural Crime Unit

In an era where “offensive” seems to have an ever-widening set of definitions, a group of police officers found themselves under the defensive...Read more »

Activists pushing to tax meat like cigarettes

By: Shaun Haney

January 6, 2018

According to the dictionary, a sin tax is “a tax on items considered undesirable or harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco.” There is mounting...Read more »

Americans to enjoy a record amount of meat in 2018

By: Shaun Haney

January 4, 2018

With all of the hype around synthetic meat and plant based burgers, it appears consumers still have a taste and desire for regular old meat. In the...Read more »

Loblaw fixing the price of bread is “shocking and disappointing” — Sylvain Charlebois

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 20, 2017

mmmmmmm….bread

When Loblaw Co. and parent company George Weston admitted late Tuesday that it engaged in a bread price-fixing scheme, consumers and experts that...Read more »

Loblaw and Weston Bakeries admit to participating in bread price-fixing

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 19, 2017

Loblaw Companies and parent company George Weston Limited have admitted to participating in “industry-wide” price-fixing of bread for 14 years,...Read more »