Most consumers don’t know what carbon-neutral actually means

Sustainability in food has been an increased focus for consumers and companies in recent years, and the effects of emissions on climate change have been in the spotlight again recently due to extreme weather in several parts of the world. But a new survey has suggested that most consumers don’t actually know what “carbon-neutral” actually […]

Plant-based meals are now a menu must-have

By Riana Topan The skyrocketing interest in plant-based meals has moved the industry from a “trend” to a global movement, and the growing market shows no signs of slowing down. Canadian consumers have demonstrated a consistent appetite for plant-based options, especially plant-based proteins, in recent years, with over 6.4 million people reducing or eliminating their […]

Climate change is now on the menu at seafood restaurants

By William W. L. Cheung Restaurant menus across the West Coast of Canada will soon see an influx of squid and sardine dishes, while the popular sockeye salmon makes a slow exit. As it turns out, climate change may have something to do with this. Restaurants update their menus all the time and this often […]

Should menus display food’s carbon footprint information?

What should a good menu include? The names and prices of dishes are a given, and other menus often display other details such as a description, dietary information such as calories, and the source of local products. But what about food’s carbon footprint? A team of researchers at Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg in Germany […]

Promoting plant-based foods to protect our planet

By Riana Topan Earth Day, observed around the world on April 22, began as a celebration of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Today, it has become a global day of awareness and opportunity to learn about and take transformative action for the health of our planet. This year, the call to action centres […]

Canada celebrates Food Waste Action Week March 7-13

Leading global zero waste organizations have come together to launch a first-of-its-kind campaign aimed to drive home the message that Food Waste Feeds Climate Change. Led by Love Food Hate Waste Canada and the National Zero Waste Council, Canada is joining the UK, US, New Zealand, and other nations for Food Waste Action Week running […]

Foodservice looks to solve its beef dilemma

As the data has shown over and over again, consuming beef at current rates across the world is not sustainable.  Globally, livestock contributes 14.5 per cent of manmade greenhouse gas emissions, with beef responsible for the largest share, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations. Global methane emissions from cattle alone have risen by […]

Creating sustainability in foodservice, one download at a time

By Sylvia Tomczak It’s ugly, it’s been sitting in the fridge for too long, it’s one of too many purchased. These are just some of the factors that contribute to the ever-rising amount of food waste happening both nationally and globally. But what if apps were the solution to the ever-growing issue of sustainability? Roughly […]

Restaurant Brands International aims to go greener

Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of global quick-service restaurant chains Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes, has announced new commitments to help address climate change. RBI says it will collaborate with franchisees and suppliers to pursue science-based targets (SBTs) for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. It also aims […]

Montreal plastic ban praised as key step on the road

Environmental experts are praising the Montreal plastic ban that will see the city prohibit the use of some kinds of single-use plastics, but they say Canada is still a long way from its apparent targets of being plastic-free. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante announced on Wednesday that the city would ban retailers and restaurants from distributing plastic bags in the […]