Month: October 2007

Facing the farming stereotypes

An eye-catching black and white calendar aimed at changing people’s vision of what a farmer is was unveiled at a launch event in Guelph ON last night. The 2008 Faces of Farming calendar features 19 farmers from across Ontario who grow everything from pork, milk, veal, fruits and vegetables, trees, eggs, chicken, soybeans, beef and […]

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Popularity of local food growing in Europe too

The local food phenomenon is not just a burgeoning trend in North America – it is also taking off in Europe. I experienced this first hand during a visit to Switzerland last week, when I happened to visit a Migros store in Interlaken. Migros is one of the country’s two big retailers, a sort of […]

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Not all Omega-3s are created equal

Many food manufacturers are jumping on the Omega-3 bandwagon. After all, the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids have been well-publicized in recent years, and range all the way from inflammatory conditions and depression to heart health, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Experts are now saying, however, that some Omega-3s are better than others and adding them to […]

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I love Canadian beef

Canadians’ love affair with our beef continues unabated, as shown by the latest Statistics Canada report on national beef consumption. Canadian-raised beef had an 86% share of the national beef market in 2006, proving that we love our burgers and steaks homegrown. We also ate more beef in general – whether Canadian or imported – […]

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Paying more for pork – while you still can

If the consumers don’t start paying more for pork at the grocery store, they may soon not be able to buy it at all. That’s the message behind a call for retailers and processors to increase pork prices from hog farmers in seven countries around the world who have been hit hard by low prices […]

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Local Food Plus hits the news

Today’s edition of the Toronto Star has a story featuring Local Food Plus and its Vice President, Mike Schreiner, who spoke at the Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference in Belleville ON September 29. Food growers target customers with a conscience

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