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Three Pandemic Trends That Are Here to Stay

By Suzanne Ma While the pandemic has presented some of the biggest challenges food businesses have ever faced, it’s also been exciting to witness so much innovation. We’ve seen hundreds of businesses across Canada and around the world get creative and pivot literally overnight in order to thrive in this fast-paced and unpredictable world. From farmers and grocers, to breweries, …

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Setting the table for a homegrown value-added food sector

As foreign food processors pull out of Canada, taking jobs with them, it’s essential to the economy that we fill the gap By Sylvain Charlebois, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Institute for Market Studies The bloodbath in foreign-owned, large-scale food manufacturing in Canada continues. Canadian value-added food producers need to fill the gap. In the past few days, we’ve learned that two …

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Driving technology

I was just speaking with a colleague recently about the speed at which technology is changing our lives and how it seems to be accelerating and changing faster than ever. I can recall a couple of my own personal technology milestones such as finally moving from in-person to online banking and dropping my pager for a cell phone. I’ve really dated …

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What’s in a label?

In December, the federal government finalized changes to the Nutrition Facts table and list of ingredients on packaged foods

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Welcome to the new Canadian Food Business

We are the same, experienced team that developed Canadian Food Insights, but we’re growing and launching our own publication. We’ve been listening to the market and we know you want more information about the science of food and beverage and that’s what we pledge to bring you. We’ll still keep you informed of all the news and trends you need …

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Against the current

Genetically modified foods are always a hot topic. Competing factors like a growing world population and a warming climate may necessitate help like this from science to create a sustainable food supply. At the same time, consumers are becoming more informed about where their food comes from and what goes into producing it and they have become increasingly wary of …

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Girl Power

March 8 marked International Women’s Day. There is a “day” for everything so it’s easy to ignore – National Donut Day anyone? – but this is an issue that truly affects us all. The election in the States has been interesting to watch. Despite Donald Trump’s hateful comments toward women (and others), Hillary Clinton could become the first female president …

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Artificial intelligence

As we head into the holiday season, the days are short and so is time. I’m planning a holiday party and with almost 40 people who have RSVP’d, it’s going to require a lot of food and drinks. I don’t dislike being in the kitchen, but with a full-time job and family, I also don’t have time to spend hours …

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Back to the future

by Theresa Rogers Back to the Future Day – October 21, 2015 – the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown visited in the famous movie, Back to the Future II, seems to have taken the world by storm. The internet and media were all over it, going through the movie bit by bit and analyzing what the movie got right …

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Mixing Science and Trends

I find the science of food fascinating. That’s why I love this magazine. It’s the perfect opportunity to stay in touch with all of the important industry trends and then talk to the people behind the scenes who are working to translate those trends into the things we eat. At Canadian Food Insights, we’ve formed an exclusive Canadian partnership with …

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