Category: CCFI Public Trust Summit

Who holds sway over consumers’ opinions?

If ever you’ve been hugely frustrated by misinformation swirling around about how food is grown, you’ve probably also wondered what can be done about it. While farmers have been encouraged to “tell their stories,” many feel that, as an industry, the information shared is not being picked up. That is partially true, as the latest… Read more »

Data, artificial intelligence, and robots: what does disruption look like in agriculture?

The term “disrupter” is thrown around a lot. The term is often overused and misused, but it can kick off an exciting conversation when you have someone who actually understands the concept. That is just what happened when Marty Seymour, director, FCC industry and stakeholder relations joined host Shaun Haney at the RealAg Radio booth… Read more »

Trade, climate change, and election strategy – just another day for CFA’s Ron Bonnett

It’s difficult to know where to start when you talk with Rob Bonnett, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). Bonnett always has a full plate, and the closing weeks of November are no different as his organization tends a hot stove stoked with issues ranging from trade to climate change and a coming… Read more »

Getting a jump on food loss and waste at processing

Much of what we produce in agriculture ends up wasted, not eaten. While food waste in your own home may be the first thing you think of, much of food loss and waste happens at processing. Speaking this week at the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) Public Trust Summit, Cher Mereweather, executive director of… Read more »