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Health, Society

McDonald’s Canada reintroduces takeout in 30 test locations

McDonald’s Canada is reintroducing in-restaurant takeout services in 30 locations to test new protective measures that will be adapted for restaurants across the country, according to a press release from the fast food chain this morning.  “To keep our guests »

Economy

COVID-19 threatens Canada’s food supply, farmers warn

Canada’s domestic food supply needs to be the federal government’s highest priority following healthcare in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, says the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). Mary Robinson, president of the CFA, which represents more than 200,000 farmers »

Economy, Health

Breakfast Club of Canada announces emergency fund for Canadian children

The Breakfast Club of Canada announced this morning in a press release that they are setting up an emergency fund to support breakfast programs, and community organizations to help Canadian families and children in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. The »

Society

Quebec based pizza chain bans pineapple pizza

Should pineapple be allowed on pizza as a topping? It’s a question that has been long debated. Some swear by pineapple as topping, and others shake their head in disgust.  One Quebec based pizza chain, Bàcaro Pizzeria, decided to poll »

Economy

Wendy’s Canada offers plant based burger alternative

Following the trend of fast food chains offering meat alternatives, Wendy’s Canada announced yesterday  that they are offering a plant based burger, called the Plantiful.  After testing the Plantiful at selected locations in the greater Toronto area last fall, Wendy’s »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Canadians, farming, food: medium interest, but far less knowledge

We simply cannot survive without food. As food comes from farms one might think there’d be considerable interest in knowing or wanting to know at least a little about how one’s food is created. Apparently not. A new Canadian study »

Economy, Health, International

Majority of Canadians concerned about rising food cost

An end of year survey by Dalhousie University of Halifax shows some 87 per cent of Canadians feel food costs are rising faster than incomes. The Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University together with the polling firm Angus Reid Institute, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Study suggests Canadian food prices to surpass inflation in 2020

The study by Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and the University of Guelph in Ontario is called “Canada’s Food Price Report 2020” Its’ the tenth annual report, and  it notes that climate change, with its accompanying bad weather, is an »

Society

Toronto summit to discuss Canada’s role as world food supplier

Dozens of Canadian and international experts will gather in Toronto Tuesday for a one-day conference that will discuss Canada’s role as one of the world’s key breadbaskets and the need for a national agricultural skills strategy. This year’s Arrell Food »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Clean up your backyard as Yukon authorities warn against bear intrusions

As winter approaches, animals are preparing for it. This is the case for bears in the Yukon Territory in northern Canada. The problem is that they tend to go into people’s backyards to find food, such as berries in bushes, »