Celebrating Canadian agriculture

Happy Agriculture Day, Canada! Today we are celebrating and showcasing Canadian agriculture – sharing the incredible contributions the industry makes to dinner tables, the economy, and the environment. Canadians have access to an abundant supply of safe, healthy, and affordable food. On average, Canadian families spend about 10 per cent of their income on food […]

The Real Dirt on Farming: real answers to real questions

Your resource for information and stories on Canadian food and farmers – who they are, what they do, and why they do it. Misinformation about the food we eat is seemingly endless, and sifting through it for genuine facts and stories can be a strain. To help address this problem, Farm & Food Care has […]

The China question – why it matters for Canadian agriculture

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led a Canadian delegation to China recently to discuss a range of bilateral issues, first and foremost being trade. Canada and China have been engaged in exploratory talks regarding the possible commencement of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with China. Although an agreement to start formal FTA talks was not reached, […]

GMOs and me

One of the biggest ironies of our time is that food has never been safer while at the same time people have never been more afraid to eat. Every day consumers around the world safely consume billions of meals. And there is a myriad of food safety regulations and organizations ensuring the safety of the food we […]

Take part in National Planting Week, June 5-12

Honey bee populations are on the rise in Canada according to Statistics Canada, but they still face challenges. One of the major factors affecting honey bee health is access to adequate nutrition. Honey bees spend a third of their life flying to find flowers with pollen and nectar that they can bring back to the […]

Glyphosate and the story of misguided fears about food

Note: This blog post was originally published on June 6, 2016. It was been updated with new information. People are passionate about food. We love to eat it, talk about it, and take pictures of it but at the end of the day there’s one basic question we all want to know the answer to:  […]