Category: Food

Dealing with the global milk protein glut

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 16, 2017

(Photo by Mike Mozart, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

In the dairy food value chain processors play an integral role in product development. Dairy product development puts dairy components in protein...Read more »

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Saputo buys largest U.S. goat cheese manufacturer

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 1, 2017

(Photo by Maryse Tremblay, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Montreal-based dairy company Saputo has announced another international acquisition — the largest goat cheese manufacturer in the U.S. Saputo says...Read more »

Competition Bureau investigating price-fixing in the bread aisle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 1, 2017

Some of Canada’s largest grocery suppliers and retailers are involved in an investigation by the Competition Bureau over concerns about...Read more »

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 »

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 »

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