How blockchain technology can reassure food consumers

BIXS sees blockchain as a logical addition to traceability in the beef industry, able to easily track specific information

How blockchain technology can reassure food consumers
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BIXS sees blockchain as a logical addition to traceability in the beef industry, able to easily track specific information

Consumers want greater transparency in food production

Canada is the first country to launch a producer framework for sustainable beef production, to certify cattle operations and track chain of custody

Consumers want greater transparency in food production
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Canada is the first country to launch a producer framework for sustainable beef production, to certify cattle operations and track chain of custody

Grocery stores bulking up on ultra-processed foods

Far too many products in Canada’s stores give us lots of calories but little nutrition. And we have dangerously abandoned cooking and meal-time routines

Grocery stores bulking up on ultra-processed foods
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Far too many products in Canada’s stores give us lots of calories but little nutrition. And we have dangerously abandoned cooking and meal-time routines

Health Canada’s suggested new food labelling has limitations

Would help consumers know what's in their food but there are some gaps in the system

Health Canada’s suggested new food labelling has limitations
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Would help consumers know what’s in their food but there are some gaps in the system

All the food we eat has been modified by humans

The world of food marketing is full of deception. The truth is there is very little that’s 'natural' about our food, but that doesn't make it dangerous

All the food we eat has been modified by humans
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WAGER: The world of food marketing is full of deception. The truth is there is very little that’s ‘natural’ about our food, but that doesn’t make it dangerous

Brazil and the mother of all food fraud cases

Canada, as one of Brazil’s main livestock industry competitors, will likely gain from this scandal, but the industry should not become too complacent

Brazil and the mother of all food fraud cases
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CHARLEBOIS: Canada, as one of Brazil’s main livestock industry competitors, will likely gain from this scandal, but the industry should not become too complacent

Labelling of non-GMO products shamefully ignores reality

There are only nine GMO products on the market. So a cucumber with a GMO-free sticker is simply a way for the supplier to charge a higher price

Labelling of non-GMO products shamefully ignores reality
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DAYNARD: There are only nine GMO products on the market. So a cucumber with a GMO-free sticker is simply a way for the supplier to charge a higher price.

Rotten apples: food fraud is everyone’s problem

Technology will ultimately take the guesswork out of shopping at the grocery story and making menu choices, but for now, be vigilant

Rotten apples: food fraud is everyone’s problem
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CHARLEBOIS: Technology will ultimately take the guesswork out of shopping at the grocery story and making menu choices, but for now consumers must be vigilant

Burying Monsanto could give GMO science a new lease on life

By having science on its side, Monsanto seemed to believe there was no need to answer public concerns – and that was a huge PR mistake

Burying Monsanto could give GMO science a new lease on life
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CHARLEBOIS: By having science on its side, Monsanto seemed to believe there was no need to answer public concerns – and that was a huge PR mistake

Food consumers making their voices heard

But the licence that social media grants consumers must be used responsibility if it is to nudge the food industry toward positive change

Food consumers making their voices heard
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CHARLEBOIS: But the licence that social media grants consumers must be used responsibility if it is to nudge the food industry toward positive change