Jo-Ann McArthur of Nourish Food Marketing and Len Kahn of Kahntact Marketing outline 2020 food trends in Canada from a sustainability lens, and what impacts the Covid-19 pandemic have had on consumer food purchasing decisions. See their presentation with the Canadian Roundtable of Sustainable Beef below:
You can also watch it here.
Farming has traditionally been a family-driven, labour-intensive enterprise. And while the family part is still true — it’s estimated that 98 percent of Canadian farming enterprises are family owned — a scarcity of farm labour has increasingly become a challenge in recent years. Is the time ripe for the rise of robotics in agriculture? As … Read More
Food waste is definitely a ‘thing’ – a recent U.N. study found that the average Canadian wastes 79 kilograms of food per year. And as Jo-Ann notes in her May article, we may be wasting 13.5% more food at home since the start of the pandemic. A recent article by Reynold Bergen in Country Guide notes … Read More
Unfortunately, the COVID economy will be with us for some time. And while we will likely never return to what was once “normal”, there is a way forward that can salvage our food sector. It will take innovation, cooperation, and compromise from all parties, both within the industry and the public. That leaves us with … Read More