5 technologies that will help make the food system carbon-neutral

By Rene Van Acker, Evan Fraser, and Lenore Newman Globally, about one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture and the food system. The carbon footprint of food systems includes all the emissions from its growing, processing, transportation, and waste. Agriculture is also vulnerable to the effects of climate change and, as the conflict […]

Assessing the public’s trust in Canada’s food supply

Over the past two decades, Canadian consumers have shown an increasing interest in the country’s food supply, including where their food comes from, how it is produced, the environmental impacts of that production, nutritional composition and health benefits, and more. This has only intensified during the pandemic, and a new report from Nourish Food Marketing […]

Food processors request emergency access to foreign workers

Canadian food industry associations are calling on the federal government to create an “emergency” temporary foreign workers program to address the chronic labour shortages still being seen in the sector. The Canadian Press reports that the group of 10 associations representing the food and beverage processing sector includes Food and Beverage Canada, the Canadian Poultry and Egg […]

Transparency, affordability & sustainability top food priorities for Canadians

Canadians are keen to see improvements to the country’s food infrastructure, and their key focuses are on transparency, affordability, and sustainability. That’s according to new research from the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity’s (CCFI’s) 2021 Public Trust Research Report, which shows that the proportion of Canadians who felt Canada’s food system is headed in the right direction has […]

Government offering $6M funding for Ontario food processors

The respective governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $6 million in projects to help Ontario food processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to challenges as we move beyond the pandemic. Applications for this program, available to Ontario food processors and Ontario beverage processors, will be accepted in two […]

Food retailers & restaurants launch recycling organization

A group of Canada’s leading consumer brands, retailers and restaurants have launched a new organization that will help companies comply with new blue box recycling rules in Ontario. Circular Materials, a not-for-profit producer responsibility organization, was created by 15 companies in response to Ontario’s decision to shift 100 per cent of recycling costs to product and […]

The top food and beverage trends for 2017

By Kavita Sabharwal Consumers are always changing, and so are their food and drink preferences. What they want and what is important to them continues to evolve, and the industry is keeping pace with those needs. In recent years, health trends such as superfoods, pulses and smoothies have taken the world by storm, putting an […]