Tag: Crystal Mackay

Can Farmers Help Consumers Trust Agriculture?

Canadians like farmers. There’s no better proof than Tim Hortons’ recent efforts to sell its Farmer’s Breakfast sandwich with a commercial featuring a farmer holding a trusty pitchfork. Canada’s coffee and cultural giant doesn’t leave much to chance. The mountain of eggs, sausage, hash browns and cheese could have called Trucker’s Breakfast or Banker’s Breakfast, but when it… Read more »

TWORA — Attitudes About Farming Improve, Dairy Farmers Rally & Glyphosate Uncertainty Looms — June 2

Canadians’ views on farming are improving, according to new survey results shared this week. There are some problem areas though, as we hear from the head of Farm and Food Care Canada on this week’s podcast. Health Canada is considering allowing irradiation of beef to kill bad bacteria, dairy farmers are back rallying on Parliament… Read more »

“Canada’s Agriculture Day” Announced for 2017

February 16, 2017 will be Canada’s Agriculture Day, a group of agriculture representatives announced today at the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity Public Trust Summit in Ottawa. The theme for the day is Let’s Celebrate the Food We Love, and the plan is that the agriculture and agri-food community will host events and conversations across the… Read more »

Farming Gets Top Marks In Canadian Survey But Red Flags Appear

61% of Canadians have a “very or somewhat” positive impression of Canadian agriculture according to a new national survey released by Farm and Food Care (FFC) and the newly minted Canadian Centre For Food Integrity. That’s the highest ranking Canadians have given farming since FFC started asking Canadians for their impression of the industry 10… Read more »

Boiling the Ocean — Farm and Food Care Canada in Five Minutes

It’s an organization developed to “cultivate an appreciation for food and farming” across the country, a feat that requires conversation, and a “giant Team Canada effort,” says executive director and soon-to-be-CEO of Farm and Food Care Canada (FFC) Crystal Mackay. Mackay to Lead National Farm & Food Care Group Mackay says the effort should see… Read more »

Mackay to Lead National Farm & Food Care Group

Farm & Food Care Canada will have its first CEO as of January 2016. Crystal Mackay will transition from her role as executive director of Farm & Food Care Ontario to fill the new national position. “Crystal has provided strong leadership and made significant contributions to both development and continued growth of Farm & Food Care Ontario… Read more »