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Category: Food

The path to sustainability: A special CBIC presentation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 19, 2020

A key topic in the beef industry right now, in both production and marketing, is sustainability. Making sustainability all that more complex, is that...Read more »

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Finalists announced for Ontario’s Finest Butcher contest

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2020

Twelve competitors squared off to determine who the finalists will be for this year’s Ontario’s Finest Butcher Competition. Held at Halenda’s...Read more »

Survey suggests Canadians are wasting more food at home during COVID-19 pandemic

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 1, 2020

A recent survey suggests that Canadians are wasting about five pounds of food per week, an increase of just over half a pound of food per week...Read more »

Ontario approves over $5.4 million in projects to improve food processing, safety

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 28, 2020

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, have published a list of more than...Read more »

New project to use AI and data trust in breeding new yellow pea varieties for protein

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 27, 2020

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new project that will develop crop varieties to meet demand for plant-based proteins using novel...Read more »

The Chinese pork industry’s slow recovery from ASF spells opportunity for Canada

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 21, 2020

Back in February, the opportunity for pork and beef protein exports from North America to China was so promising. The potential vacuum of demand for...Read more »

When legislation allows for harrassment

By: Lyndsey Smith

August 20, 2020

I know I’m not alone when I say the recent decision by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) surprised me. I’m...Read more »

How a pandemic has accelerated some food trends, while slowing others

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 14, 2020

Dr. David Hughes, aka Dr. Food, has travelled the world speaking about the business of food and drink. Recently, he didn’t have to travel far from...Read more »

McDonald’s Canada on its way back to serving 100 per cent Canadian beef

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 13, 2020

Supply chains for all commodities experienced huge disruption beginning in March and into April. Grocery stores and restaurants all had to adapt to...Read more »

Federally-inspected Ontario slaughter plant gets new life with new owners

By: Lyndsey Smith

August 13, 2020

The former Frey’s slaughter facility at Mount Forest, Ontario, will re-open soon as Local Harvest Ontario, with a focus on beef and lamb for the...Read more »

Food processors call on government for grocery code of conduct

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 7, 2020

In the food business, there is likely no more ruthless arena than the grocery store. A recent move by Walmart to impose new costs on suppliers has...Read more »

Beyond Meat falls victim to COVID food service closures

By: Shaun Haney

August 5, 2020

The pandemic has proved to be challenging for even the trendiest of food brands. Beyond Meat showed it was not immune to the impact of COVID-19 as...Read more »

Proprietary omega-3 oil from Nuseed approved by relevant authorities

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 4, 2020

Health Canada has confirmed that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-refined canola oil is safe for human consumption. The highly refined oil is derived from...Read more »

Restaurant vs. grocery sales, off-line exports weigh on beef demand

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 30, 2020

As we navigate value chains in a global pandemic, many ag and food commodities are experiencing supply disruption and major shifts in demand of both...Read more »

Alberta modernizes meat inspection regulations

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 29, 2020

Amendments to Alberta’s Meat Inspection Regulations could mean greater access for consumers to locally produced meat while still maintaining food...Read more »