Category: Food

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 »

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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 »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 32: Putting a value on public trust

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 11, 2018

If we can’t manage what we can’t measure, how do we approach the very real risk of losing public trust in how food gets grown? “Public trust is...Read more »

Coca-Cola to build fairlife milk processing facility at Peterborough

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 5, 2018

fairlife milk will make its international debut in Canada later in 2018 (Supplied photo)

The news Coca-Cola and fairlife, LLC, have announced they will introduce fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk to Canada by the end of 2018. The introduction...Read more »

Dairy Distillery turns waste skim milk into tasty spirit 

By: Lyndsey Smith

May 30, 2018

Dairy Distillery’s still and tasting room was designed to showcase the towering still.

What started as a fascination with craft distilling and a chance discussion about dumping skim milk has evolved into a tasty new business at Almonte,...Read more »

Canadians want GMOs labeled, study suggests

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 24, 2018

While consumer opinion is split on the health and safety of food and food ingredients derived from genetic modification (GMOs), the majority of...Read more »

In 30 years, will farming be as controversial as oil & gas is now?

By: Lyndsey Smith

May 22, 2018

I read a column recently that made my stomach drop, just a little. The article, a sign-off from seasoned journalist Claudia Cattaneo, showcased not...Read more »

“The grocery store — the most confusing place in the world”

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 17, 2018

(Screenshot from Funny or Die/Peel Back the Label video)

Food companies go to great lengths to differentiate and sell their products, using all kinds of marketing claims displayed on food packaging. Peel...Read more »

Saskatchewan rancher challenges consumers with “What if?” in TEDx talk

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 15, 2018

Adrienne Ivey and her family. Supplied photo.

“What does someone who raises cattle look like?” Adrienne Ivey, a Saskatchewan cattle rancher, stood in front of a TEDx audience in Regina...Read more »

Farm & Food Care offers individual membership to bolster funding

By: Bernard Tobin

May 2, 2018

Farm & Food Care Ontario traces its roots back 30 years to the Ontario Farm Animal Council. This photo from 2003 features the first five chairs of OFAC: Bruce Christie, Mike Cooper, Jim Johnstone, Jim Magee and Bob Dobson.

It’s been 30 years since a fledgling organization called the Ontario Farm Animal Council began working to counter the efforts of activists opposed...Read more »

U.S. groups raise hackles over the definition of ‘meat’

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 30, 2018

The issue The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has submitted a petition to the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety...Read more »

Does activism have to be a four-letter-word?

By: Lyndsey Smith

April 26, 2018

First: a disclaimer. I completely agree that the Health Canada front-of-package labeling regulations, as written, are not what I want, as a consumer...Read more »

Proposed food guide and label changes prompt #HandsOffMyPlate campaign

By: Kelvin Heppner

April 25, 2018

A group of people concerned about the impact of Health Canada’s plan to revise Canada’s Food Guide and introduce new labels on food packaging...Read more »