Month: April 2019

A farmer pointing at the sunset with his daughter on his shoulders in a field of wheat

The View From Guelph: Mental Health and Wellness on the Farm

Thinking clearly about mental health in agriculture Farmers are by nature independent, private people. They’ve traditionally subscribed to a ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ philosophy when it comes to taking care of the emotional self. While farmers are outstanding stewards of the land and caregivers to their livestock and families, taking care of their …

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GE Kitchen Hub above a stove in a white kitchen and a woman cooking

Kitchen Tech Update: Voice-activated Assistants are Making Inroads Into our Kitchens

“Hey Google, heat the oven to 350 degrees” From ovens to fridges, from taps to microwaves, the kitchen is getting smarter and more connected and the use of voice-activated assistants, like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, continues to grow. So much so, that by mid-2020, smart speakers are projected to outnumber tablets in Canadian households. …

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Millennial drinking kombucha in a cafe with her bike

Food Trends In-depth: Reviewing the Shift from Physical to Emotional Well-being

Across the food spectrum, the vocabulary of health and wellness is evolving. We called it out in our 2019 Trend Report, and it’s one of the most intriguing food trends to watch. It’s shifting away from established nutritional and condition-specific call-outs like ‘gluten-free’ and ‘heart healthy’. More and more we see product labelling that highlights …

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