Food fraud days are numbered

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

Food fraud days are numberedDate 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 from B.C., Ontario, Alberta and Quebec suggest store employees have been asked to repurpose food products and change expiry dates. Products include dairy, meats, and even fish and seafood.…

Food industry demonstrates willingness to adapt to changing markets

Should be lauded for building partnerships that work for all, especially for consumers

Food industry demonstrates willingness to adapt to changing marketsThe food industry is showing signs it can change, and the timing couldn't be better. Animal proteins have been a dietary mainstay in much of the western world for thousands of years. But demand for processed and red meats has been declining for a number of years now, for a variety of reasons. The arguments against animal protein consumption…

McCracking the animal welfare puzzle

McDonalds Canada has committed to exclusively use cage-free eggs within 10 years

McCracking the animal welfare puzzleIf you’re looking for a recent textbook case of responsive supply management engineering, look no further than McDonalds Canada. Echoing its U.S. partners, the fast food giant committed to exclusively use cage-free eggs within the decade, already committing to the use of 5 per cent free-range eggs by the end of this month. McDonalds Canada…

The ugly side of food waste

Everyone wins from Loblaw’s campaign to reposition “imperfect” produce in its stores

The ugly side of food wasteWe waste a lot of food; tons of it, in fact. Indeed, some studies suggest that the overall cost of food waste in our country exceeds $100 billion annually. In response, Loblaw has decided to take action. The company now sells bags of “Naturally Imperfect” apples and potatoes in select grocery stores across Ontario and…

Walmart plan to increase wages an act of brilliance

But fast-food industry – including McDonald’s – won’t be following in its footsteps any time soon

Walmart plan to increase wages an act of brillianceWalmart shareholders were not overly thrilled to learn that the company was planning to increase the salaries of their poorly paid employees in the U.S. Known for its cost-cutting approach and shrewd management methods, the announcement came as a surprise. Given that this soon-to-be-better-paid group includes more than 500,000 people, most of them women, many…

Coke ‘milking’ healthy choices

With profits falling, the soft drink company is marketing a ‘better’, 'healthier' milk

Coke ‘milking’ healthy choicesFor decades, the soft drink rivalry was about who was winning a war. Nowadays, it’s more about who is losing the least. Coke profits fell a whopping 55 per cent in the latter part of 2014. PepsiCo’s financials were only slightly better. As the modern consumer is looking for healthier options, soft drinks giants are…
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