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

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

Whether you plan it out weeks in advance, or take a gander at the contents of the fridge twenty minutes before go-time, deciding what to eat can be an exhausting endeavour, especially where more than one palate is involved. “A study in the U.S. found the average person spends 132 hours every year just deciding… Read More

It need only take one word to find its way onto product labels, spark mass debate, and inspire the creation of entire organizations. Take, for example, the word ‘sustainable.’ It’s appearing on food labels everywhere, and everyone seems to have their take on it. We’ve heard consumers’ thoughts on the matter, but what about people… Read More

Though it could boast the earliest mention of wine grape cultivation in Canada (we’re talking the 1600s), Nova Scotia has only recently become renowned for its picturesque vineyards and world-class wines. So how does a region make such a dramatic leap into a niche market, and actually succeed? That’s the question Fresh Air Media’s inaugural… Read More

A group of people concerned about the impact of Health Canada’s plan to revise Canada’s Food Guide and introduce new labels on food packaging have launched a campaign to raise awareness of and opposition to the government’s proposed changes. The campaign, which uses the slogan “Hands Off My Plate,” includes a website, a hashtag (#HandsOffMyPlate,… Read More