Tag: Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

CRSB names Anne Wasko as its new chair

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) named a new chair at its annual general meeting held recently in Calgary. Anne Wasko will take the gavel from outgoing chair Cherie Barnes and build on the momentum that the program has already achieved. Followers of RealAgriculture will be quite familiar with Anne Wasko who has been providing… Read more »

Massive milestone for sustainable beef pilot program: Cargill

In the third quarter alone, more than one million pounds of beef was produced through the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot, with huge demand for more. Cargill announced this week its third quarter results from the pilot project initiated in fall of 2017. At just over 1 million pounds of beef from certified sustainable sources, the… Read more »

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Publishes Industry Benchmarks

In 2014, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef commissioned a study to assess the beef industry’s performance in social, economic, and environmental areas. The results from the two-year ‘farm to fork’ assessment were published this week, along with a strategy for advancing and measuring sustainability efforts going forward. The findings, which were shared at the… Read more »

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Expects Finalized Verification Framework for Late 2017

On Wednesday, McDonald’s announced the completion of its Verified Sustainable Beef (VSB) Pilot, and handed the results — and recommendations — to the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). “It’s a really exciting day to talk about the accomplishment over the last year and a half that McDonald’s has been doing the pilot project here in Canada,” said… Read more »

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef “Really Happy” to See Earls Make Canadian Commitment

Early last week, leaders from the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) met with Earls Restaurants to discuss sustainable sourcing. By mid-week, the company announced it had made a mistake. “I think it was unfortunate that it happened in the first place,” Fawn Jackson, executive director of the CRSB, told Shaun Haney in an interview, “but… Read more »

CRSB Requesting Beef Producers’ Help in Benchmarking Sustainability

With the overall goal to benchmark the sustainability of Canada’s beef industry, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is currently looking for producer participation. “Verifiable sustainability is a ‘want’ of our major customers, and we are being given the opportunity to define what that looks like,” said Cherie Copithorne Barnes, CRSB chair, in the Canadian Cattlemen’s… Read more »