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Is Canada really a leader in sustainable food production? A new index offers proof

By Robert Price Canada says it’s a leader in the production of sustainable, environmentally conscious foods. But actually proving that claim may lie in a proposed National Index on Agri-Food Performance, one of the first in the world. Canada’s first agri-food sustainability index, a compilation of definitions, categories and standards, moved one step closer to becoming reality this June, following …

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Sunny Boy Foods enlists researcher to develop a unique fibre concentrate

By Cheryl Saito With .most Canadians not getting enough fibre in .their diets and nearly half having high blood cholesterol, Alberta-based food manufacturer Sunny Boy Foods, a Canadian company dating back to 1926, recently teamed up with University of Alberta researcher Thava Vasanthan to bring a concentrated source of healthy dietary fibre to market. Found within the cell walls of …

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Ensuring access to a safe and sustainable Canadian food supply

By Dr. Lawrence Goodridge Food integrity is an encompassing phrase that includes food security, food defense, food sustainability, food safety, food fraud and nutrition. These six elements are considered to be the pillars of food integrity, as they each contribute to ensuring authentic food. Providing assurance to consumers and other stakeholders regarding the integrity, authenticity, safety and quality of the …

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Rise of the Robots

Next-generation tech is tackling some of Canada’s greatest challenges in the agri-food sector.

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Innovators and investors

Report showcases Canada’s natural and functional food By Jana Manolakos Hit by Crohn’s Disease, Ted Fleming turned to drinking non-alcoholic beer, a beverage that was less irritating for his intestines. The problem was that most non-alcoholic beers lacked flavour and variety, so he grabbed the bull by the horns and began to brew his own, launching Partake Brewing in 2017. …

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Q&A with Scout Cannery

Canada’s newest canned seafood brand stands for people and the planet By Jana Manolakos Given the choice between fresh or canned foods, most consumers shy away from tinned options. It’s behaviour that’s being challenged by Scout, a new Canadian seafood brand, launched this September. Scout is on a mission to earn the trust of consumers with its line of ethically …

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Crickets: The gateway bug

The answer to feeding the world may be hopping around your backyard Growing enough food to feed the planet’s rapidly expanding population has experts worried. Simply put, with more people on the planet, more agriculture is needed to grow enough food – and that, in turn, plays havoc with the environment. But for some, there’s a solution right in their own …

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