Following consultation with the food and agriculture industries along with individual Canadians, the federal government has announced the first-ever national food policy for Canada. The policy seeks to address reliable access to healthy food, especially for children, and to reduce food waste, according to a press release. Canadian food waste tips the scales at more… Read More

As tensions remain high between China and North American countries, it appears as though China will be taking another step to strengthen inspections of imported meat from Canada. The news broke Tuesday afternoon from RealAg Radio regular, Kelsey Johnson of Reuters. In her article, she points out: A Canadian agriculture ministry notice seen by Reuters… Read More

The federal government announced more than $1 million will be going towards Canadian Meat Council (CMC) initiatives. Member of Parliament Chris Bittle made the announcement today in Niagara Falls, Ont., on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau at the CMC’s 99th annual conference. According to a news release, in collaboration with the Canadian… Read More

Investing in public trust without a company logo attached is just one of the ways our farm and food system can move the conversation forward, says Crystal Mackay, former president of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI). While the entire conversation over social license and public trust is relatively new to Canada’s food system,… Read More

Quebec’s farmer union and its beef producers are calling on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to stop Beyond Meat from using the word “meat” when referring to its plant-based products, such as burgers and sausages, Quebec’s TVA Nouvelles reports. Beyond Meat launched its meat-alternative product line in Canada on May 1, 2019. L’Union des producteurs… Read More

The former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development of Prince Edward Island will lead the the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI). John Jamieson has been hired by CCFI’s board of directors to replace Crystal Mackay who led the team for nearly 10 years. “We are delighted… Read More

Turkey Farmers of Canada have launched a five-year advertising and PR campaign encouraging consumers to #ThinkTurkey (#PensezDindon). The campaign will focus on engaging primary meal planners to raise awareness of the benefits of turkey, drive year-round demand, and increase overall consumption and retail availability of the protein. Launched May 6, the campaign includes billboards, transit… Read More

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