Canadian cattle industry faces a growing crisis

The Earls restaurant controversy is just the tip of the iceberg for a Canadian industry that has been slow to adapt to changing needs

Canadian cattle industry faces a growing crisisHALIFAX, N.S. May 2, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The Earls restaurant decision to turn to a U.S. supplier for humanely-produced beef points to a significant problem for the future of the cattle industry in Canada. The Earls decision follows a similar one by A&W a few years ago. That chain had to procure beef from Montana and Australia for its “no…

It’s time to get serious about tracking our beef

Producers have the tools to prove our product's quality to the world; they just need to use them

It’s time to get serious about tracking our beefCanada's beef industry may be on the verge of a significant upswing, but it will take concerted co-operation from producers. After another export-threatening case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was reported in Canada last year (and, nine months later, deemed an isolated incident), South Korea has reopened its borders to Canadian beef. That’s great news…

Food safety is about addressing factual and perceptual risks

Campbell Soup's decision to be bisphenol A free by mid-2017 is more about perception than evidence-based science

Food safety is about addressing factual and perceptual risksGUELPH, Ont. April 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ - A recent study by environmental groups suggests that more than 70 per cent of food cans in major Canadian retail stores contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical often linked to health complications. In fact, many studies have suggested that BPA can mimic the hormone estrogen and conceivably affect behaviour and…

Denmark supermarket selling expired food products

The store’s aim is to reduce waste, repurpose unwanted food and raise funds for regions of the world where food supply is an issue

Denmark supermarket selling expired food products//  expired food  expired food [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/supermarket-selling-expired-food/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/food-safety/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]food safety[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] GUELPH, Ont. March 7, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Apparently Copenhagen is home to the world's first supermarket to intentionally sell expired food products. It's about time. WeFood stems…

GMO salmon means there are now bigger fish to fry

The case for GMO salmon is compelling: twice as fast growth, 25% less food to produce, high protein conversion rate

GMO salmon means there are now bigger fish to fryDownload this column on GMO salmon Terms and Conditions of use INNSBRUCK, Austria Nov. 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ — AquaBounty has apparently become aquaculture’s Monsanto. The company’s genetically-engineered Atlantic salmon has just made history by achieving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for human consumption. But some major American supermarkets, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Aldi, Target…

Food fraud days are numbered

With better technology in the hands of the consumer, food fraud will begin to disappear

Food fraud days are numberedDownload this column on food fraud for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use INNSBRUCK, Austria Nov 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Date tampering in food stores is in the news again, and horrified consumers want to know how it can be stopped. Over the last 12 months, reports…

Raise your glass to the farmer you don’t know

They are part of the reason you spend a smaller percentage of your income on food than your grandparents

Raise your glass to the farmer you don’t knowDownload this column the farmer you don't know for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use GUELPH, Ont. Nov 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - When Americans sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this month, just like Canadians did last month, most of them will not know the farmer who produced their food. This…

Food fraud leaves a bad taste

Food fraudsters' days numbered because of technological advances

Food fraud leaves a bad tasteDownload this column on food fraud for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use INNSBRUCK, Austria July 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - If you think Canada is immune to fraudulent food labels, think again. Chances are, you have unknowingly purchased a food product with an inaccurate food label. Regulators…

Realism and transparency taking over food industry

Twitter’s haiku-like restrictions, where brevity is key, are starting to dominate ingredient labels

Realism and transparency taking over food industryDownload this column for your publication or website INNSBRUCK, Austria, Jun 3, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Recently, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut announced that they are phasing out the use of artificial colours and flavours in their ingredients, and a number of other companies seem eager to jump on the increasingly crowded bandwagon. Food naturalization…

Frankenfood follies put world at peril

GMOs may be the only way to avoid catastrophic global water and food shortages

Frankenfood follies put world at perilDownload this column for your publication or website VICTORIA, BC Jun 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The UN’s annual World Water Development Report, published in March, warned that unless the balance between demand and supplies is restored the world will face a “global water deficit” of 40 per cent by 2030. Two weeks ago, protestors…