While Don Livermore may not have dreamed of becoming a master brewer, he has made a name for himself in the role with one of the largest capacity distilleries in North America. Livermore started with Windsor, Ont., Hiram Walker & Sons as a microbiologist, taking his masters and PhD in brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt… Read More

When most people think of robotics, they probably don’t imagine dairy parlours or farm fields. In this episode of Food Bubble, host Andrew Campbell takes us to those very places, as he investigates the role of robots in food production, from milking systems to automated field work. Dairy Lely Canada’s Tony Brazda first became interested… Read More

It could quite easily be argued that we’ve recently moved out of a gluten-free diet trend and into a plant-based protein fad. So, what’s next? “Most of the world except for North America eats insects on a regular basis. It’s totally normal, and kosher, and they taste great,” says Andalyne Tosslemire, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, and… Read More

We all know someone who has, at one point or another, changed their diet based on fear. And it doesn’t help that our relationship with food is complicated. According to Crystal Mackay, Canadian Centre for Food Integrity, our decisions around food are complicated. It’s emotional, and often defining. “It’s difficult to quantify where the line is… Read More

From picking apples to snipping asparagus, harvesting produce requires incredible precision, and a lot of hard work. It’s the type of work that requires the human hand, yet it’s of little interest to Canadian job seekers. That’s why Connery Farms near Portage la Prairie, MB, has hired foreign workers since the 1980s. “It was becoming… Read More

If you’ve ever compared organic produce to conventional, you’ve likely seen a dramatic difference in pricing. The same is true for organic milk. “In fact, organic 2 per cent costs almost twice as much as regular 2 per cent in my grocery store, and a look across the country, that’s a pretty common pattern,” says… Read More

Whether its Brussels sprouts or black coffee, odds are you simply haven’t given it enough of a chance. “Most adults who drink their coffee still find it bitter,” says science writer Bob Holmes, in this episode of Food Bubble with Andrew Campbell, adding it’s a “horrible, horrible drink” but over time, we learn to enjoy it… Read More