From panic-buying, to quarantinis and now health and immunity, Canadians are more focused on the how, where and availability of their food thanks to the covid pandemic.
Consumers are adopting vocabulary that’s normally reserved for processors (remember the French Fry fiasco?), and greater interest in local food is shaking up the retail supply model.
Kahntact president Len Kahn and Jo-Ann McArthur, president of Nourish Food Marketing, discuss how the pandemic has accelerated production and consumption trends in this presentation from Canada’s Digital Farm Show.
As food production evolves with the continuation of the covid pandemic, watch to find out what they are hopeful for in the near future.
What lessons does the past hold as the farming community and industry prepare to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis? Overall, agriculture remains resilient in the face of adversity – it has dealt with and recovered from disease challenges and closed markets before. Let’s review some essential case-studies. Perhaps the best-known epidemic to hit … Read More
The 22nd edition of Food Day Canada is slated for August 3, 2019. An interesting trend to watch during this year’s celebration is the emergence of more and more niche Canadian food products, many with specific health, lifestyle and performance benefits. And notice how many of these innovations are being driven by smaller, entrepreneurial farm … Read More
Farmers are at once among the most traditional and innovative of business people. Quick to adopt new technology when it makes business sense (drones, autonomous tractors, GPS, robotic milkers), they are also creatures of habit, meeting at coffee shops, attending crop tours and sticking with land line telephones, because it’s the way it’s always been … Read More