Month: October 2020

Technology overlay on a farmer's field

Will a Surge in Farm Tech Unleash an Economic Powerhouse on the Prairie?

Jo-Ann: Sometimes, opinions are like you-know-whats; everybody has one. In this instance, though, it was great to see this Opinion piece in the Globe & Mail. It’s time for Canada to lead and leverage our natural advantages to develop rather than import innovation! I’m a firm believer in added-value products and the economic benefits of …

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Chairs piled on tables in a restaurant

How the Collapse of Foodservice Affects Us All

Jo-Ann: Restaurants are at the hub of the wheel in Canada’s future economic recovery, so as consumers, we all have a stake in restaurants’ survival. And farmers have been affected as well. That’s why it’s great to see Uber Eats launching its #FarmFresh initiative to support local farmers.  Len: When foodservice, especially in-restaurant dining, was …

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A shovel of salad with a place setting

What Would You Do for a Secure Food Sector?

Jo-Ann: There were many great conversations and discussions at this year’s Canada’s Outdoor (now Digital) Farm Show. While consumers trust farmers, they don’t necessarily trust or understand farming. With the veil between producer and consumer coming down during the pandemic, there is an opportunity to bridge the knowledge gap and invite those consumers in – …

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