Growing pains for the agri-food sector

Canada’s agri-food sector has underachieved for too long. The 2017 federal budget gives the sector the opportunity to re-imagine its potential. Finally, Ottawa wants to make the agri-food sector a place to invest and foster innovation. The Liberal government aims ...

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Top 10 Canadian restaurant hot trends for 2017

smoked food

Chefs across the country have made their picks. Here’s what’s hot for 2017 according to Restaurants Canada:restaurant trends Craft beer/microbrewsrestaurant trends Food smokingrestaurant trends Charcuterie/house-cured meats Sous viderestaurant trends Locally sourced foods (Locavore) Gluten-free/food allergy conscious Sustainable seafood Ethnic condiments ...

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Food banks plant roots for the long term

Facing declining donations, an increasing number of Canadian food banks are growing their own food. Canadians may feel guilty for not giving enough but they shouldn’t. This is really about food banks adapting for the betterment of society. The Mississauga, ...

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5 lesser-known foods to add to your diet

Top raw foods chef and author of Sweetly Raw Desserts, Heather Pace, shares nutrient-rich food ingredients for improving overall health and well-being. March 1st, 2017 marks the beginning of National Nutrition Month, an over 30-year-old campaign designed to focus on bettering ...

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More hospitals or more vitamins?

An acquaintance of mine in his late 70s recently told a group that he had just been hospitalized with pneumonia for five days. The local hospital system, he said, was completely gridlocked, jammed to the rafters with people like him. ...

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