Gen Zs, millennials driving growth of plant-based foods

The popularity of plant-based foods has been growing in recent years, and Gen Z and millennial consumers are likely to continue pushing that growth. That’s according to a recent report from The NPD Group, which found that the consumer demand for these beverages and foods for in-home meal prep has continued throughout the pandemic. Both […]

Food companies ranked in Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard

Global non-profit organization Mercy For Animals has released the inaugural Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard, the first report to rank Canada’s major food companies on their animal welfare practices. The report scores 40 well-known retailers, restaurants, and other companies including the likes of Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro, Walmart, Nestlé, Tim Hortons, and A&W. It ranks them on […]

Maple Leaf Foods 2018 Sustainability Report highlights nutrition and animal welfare

Press Release Maple Leaf Foods announced the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s key achievements over the past year and targets for the current year. Producing protein is essential in nourishing billions of people, but also utilizes significant resources. Becoming a sustainable protein company is a journey Maple Leaf Foods has […]

A&W commits funding to University of Saskatchewan research on broiler chicken barn lighting

Press release A&W Canada has announced that it will support the University of Saskatchewan to expand an important research project that will examine lighting enhancements and related health and welfare outcomes for broiler chickens. The project’s broader research focus is to determine lighting effects on the mobility, behavior and physiological welfare of poultry by measuring the impact of […]

Burger King and Tim Hortons release first comprehensive chicken welfare policies

Press release International farmed animal protection organization commends Canada’s leading restaurants for landmark chicken welfare standards Two of Canada’s largest quick-service restaurant chains, Burger King and Tim Hortons, have pledged to significantly reduce the suffering of millions of chickens in their supply chains. These commitments are the first of their kind in Canada and set […]

Cara works with Canadian chicken industry to evolve animal welfare for broiler chickens

Press release Cara continues to believe strongly in the humane treatment of animals, including the animal welfare of broiler chickens, and the ongoing evolution of these practices.  Cara is also a strong supporter of Canada’s farm community and the approximately 2800 chicken farmers from coast to coast of which the vast majority are family owned and operated.  Presently, […]

A&W commits to higher animal welfare standards for its chicken

Press release A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (A&W), a leader in animal welfare in Canada, has committed to the adoption of even higher animal welfare standards for farm-raised broiler chickens. These changes are based on the company’s philosophy of continuous improvement and ongoing evaluation of the humane treatment of animals. A&W works with farmers, industry […]