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Food inflation takes a positive turn with a dip in most areas

Food inflation takes a positive turn with a dip in most areas

Oct 8, 2023 / 11:00 am

Recent food inflation figures offer a ray of hope amid concerns over rising prices. On a month-to-month basis, fish exhibited a discernible uptick in costs but...

Eliminating plastics should not jeopardize food security

Eliminating plastics should not jeopardize food security

Oct 1, 2023 / 11:00 am

Plastic undoubtedly remains a significant environmental concern, with widespread consensus that it demands immediate attention. But while addressing plastic...

Are sugar taxes really about your health?

Are sugar taxes really about your health?

Sep 24, 2023 / 11:00 am

Sugar taxes are gaining momentum worldwide. A study published in June by the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed the existence of 118 sugar...

Amazon’s Whole Foods has been a bust for Canadians

Amazon’s Whole Foods has been a bust for Canadians

Sep 17, 2023 / 11:00 am

Many people in Canada agree that the grocery industry needs more competition, but finding the right player to shake things up is a tough challenge. People have...

$9 billion bet by company taking over Subway turning heads

$9 billion bet by company taking over Subway turning heads

Sep 10, 2023 / 11:00 am

Roark Capital, a private equity firm that boasts a portfolio encompassing Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings and Dunkin’ Donuts, has made...

Alcohol sales are dropping in Canada, while cannabis sales surge

Alcohol sales are dropping in Canada, while cannabis sales surge

Sep 3, 2023 / 11:00 am

Canada appears to be undergoing a noteworthy transformation in its relationship with alcohol. According to Statistics Canada, Canadians are purchasing less...

Growing impact of climate change on Canadian diets

Growing impact of climate change on Canadian diets

Aug 27, 2023 / 11:00 am

Current headlines are dominated by reports of wildfires in the raging fires in West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country. These wildfires pose a significant threat...

Decoding Canada's food inflation maze

Decoding Canada's food inflation maze

Aug 20, 2023 / 11:00 am

July’s food price data tells us a lot about why our grocery bills are the way they are. Some Canadians might not acknowledge it, but things are getting a...

Health tips to make the most of your summer

Health tips to make the most of your summer

Aug 18, 2023 / 11:00 am

It’s time to soak up the last few weeks of summer. Whether you’re enjoying the warmth hanging by the pool, hiking to waterfalls, or flying to new...

Unveiling ‘skimpflation' – the latest consumer squeeze

Unveiling ‘skimpflation' – the latest consumer squeeze

Aug 16, 2023 / 4:00 am

Amid the escalating tide of food prices, the practice of coining novel terms to elucidate the surge in these costs has become widespread. In addition to...

I scream, you scream, fewer people scream for ice cream

I scream, you scream, fewer people scream for ice cream

Jul 30, 2023 / 11:00 am

Ice cream, widely regarded as a beloved treat for the masses, is experiencing a steady decline in demand within the Canadian market. Although retail ice cream...

Downtown empty spaces and food 'deserts'

Downtown empty spaces and food 'deserts'

Jul 16, 2023 / 11:00 am

Since mid-2022, office attendance has reached a stable state across developed nations, consistently maintaining a 30% decline compared to pre-pandemic levels....

Aspartame latest target in potential carcinogen classification

Aspartame latest target in potential carcinogen classification

Jul 12, 2023 / 4:00 am

The Reuters news agency recently released explosive information regarding aspartame. According to the leak, the International Agency for Research on Cancer...

Canadians’ perception of the economy is improving, albeit cautiously, new poll finds

Canadians’ perception of the economy is improving, albeit cautiously, new poll finds

Jul 5, 2023 / 4:00 am

At the start of 2023, when Research Co. and Glacier Media reviewed the perceptions of Canadians on financial issues, optimism was elusive. Only 35 per cent of...

Canadian supply management pose obstacles to cultivated meat adoption

Canadian supply management pose obstacles to cultivated meat adoption

Jul 4, 2023 / 4:00 am

A significant milestone was recently reached in cellular agriculture, with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) granting regulatory approval to...

Massive bread price-fixing fine a long time coming

Massive bread price-fixing fine a long time coming

Jul 2, 2023 / 11:00 am

For the first time in nearly six years, notable progress has been observed in the investigation of price-fixing in the bread market, initiated in 2015. However,...

Canadian food retail sales on a downward trajectory

Canadian food retail sales on a downward trajectory

May 28, 2023 / 4:00 am

The release of retail data by Statistics Canada last week has provided valuable insights into the dynamic nature of food retailing in Canada. Contrary to...

Gene editing approval crucial step to global food security

Gene editing approval crucial step to global food security

May 14, 2023 / 4:00 am

The environmental approval of gene editing by Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, went largely unnoticed by the mainstream media...

Remote workers, be careful what you wish for

Remote workers, be careful what you wish for

May 7, 2023 / 4:00 am

The pandemic forced the world to learn how to work together in isolation. As we emerge from the fog of viral war, many employees are left with memories of...

Poll finds dissatisfaction with local action on homelessness in B.C.

Poll finds dissatisfaction with local action on homelessness in B.C.

May 3, 2023 / 11:00 am

It is safe to say that British Columbians remain dissatisfied with the way in which elected officials – including B.C.'s new premier and new municipal...

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