A guest editorial by Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada. Warren Buffet, once quipped “it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” This is something worth thinking about as we start to prepare for harvest.  Canada has a strong reputation… Read More

Seven months ahead of schedule, McDonald’s USA today announced that it is only serving chicken not treated with antibiotics important to human medicine. The company originally announced its goal of sourcing chicken raised without such antibiotics in March of 2015. The idea was to make these changes by March 2017, but thanking the collaboration of suppliers and farmers,… Read More

It’s Food Day Canada, and who doesn’t love the excuse to celebrate the great food cultivated in this country? The annual celebration was started by Anita Stweart, food laureate at the University of Guelph. “For years, I’ve cajoled and coached people to cook like a Canadian, now it’s time to shop like a Canadian,” Stewart said… Read More

Canadian pulses are winning fans around the world. They’re also finding followers right here at home. Canadian chef, cookbook author, and television personality Vikram Vij is only too happy to tell you about his preference for using Saskatchewan-grown lentils and chickpeas in his restaurants. Many Canadians know Vij as one of the dragons on CBC’s Dragons’… Read More

Saskatchewan-based AGT Food & Ingredients and North Dakota-based JM Grain are two of the first companies to sign on to use a new ‘Made with Pulses’ food packaging label unveiled by the Global Pulse Confederation in Chicago on Monday. With the launch coinciding with the UN’s International Year of Pulses, the new seal and Pulse Brand… Read More

If you listen to the radio in Canada at all, you’ve likely heard the same advertisement I’ve heard. It’s the man describing the 200 thousand kids that take part in the Timbits soccer program, with a child thinking 200 thousand children must be every kid in the world. Every time I the commercial, I wonder…how many… Read More

Provincial and federal government representatives chose a fitting week in Ontario — Craft Beer Week — to announce an investment of over $1.6 million into 20 projects at breweries across the province. “Ontario’s craft beer industry is a great success story for this province,” said Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay. “Craft brewers continue to build… Read More

What’s it like to have 2,000 consumers show up for breakfast at your farm? It’s not that big of a deal if you’re organized and have plenty of volunteers, says cash cropper and dairy farmer Evert Veldhuizen. He and his brother, Jan, hosted the latest Ontario ‘Breakfast on the Farm’ event Saturday morning at their… Read More

Food and ingredient companies like Nestle, General Mills and Cargill are looking to pulses to make their products more nutritious. “There’s a lot of pressure from the food industry, from consumers right now to make more healthfulness and nutrition in food products,” explains Heather Hill, project manager for pulse flour milling and food applications at… Read More

A new ‘Stop at Subway for Ontario Grown’ program will see local tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers featured at the restaurant chain’s 1,300 Ontario locations during the 2016 harvest season. The announcement comes in the midst of Ontario’s Local Food Week, with funding from the Ontario government’s three-year, $6 million Local Food Investment Fund and… Read More

Wearing blue t-shirts that read “Canadian milk matters,” dairy farmers from across Ontario and Quebec rallied on Parliament Hill on Thursday. The event was organized to show support for supply management and to bring attention to a basket of import-related concerns, explains Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) president Wally Smith, in the interview below. “We don’t… Read More

 

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