A potato farmer works his fields in Prince Edward Island. The time has come for Canada to go beyond growing crops and raising livestock; it’s time to expand its agri-food sector and create its own beloved food products.
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Canada does well growing crops and raising livestock, but it's missed the boat in developing its own popular food brands. As preferences change, Canada has a chance to shine in the agri-food sector.
Seeds and cereals are assessed in in laboratories to check the quality of the grains.
African countries, like Nigeria and Ethiopia, increased their food production using a system-wide approach, and not the traditional reliance on isolated projects.
People gather in Montreal to demand a $15 minimum hourly wage in Quebec and across Canada.
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The minimum wage is rising in many parts of Canada, but it masks the impact of seismic changes to the agriculture, food and retail industries brought about by new technologies.
South African exports to the rest of the continent have more than doubled over the past 20 years. This has been driven by agricultural products, including maize.
The demand for agricultural products in Africa is expected to rise over the next 35 years due to factors such as population growth, urbanisation, economic growth and changing diets.
Cost of food predicted to rise.
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Division between the have and have nots is likely to widen – and food is one area where many will go without.
OK you can trust this food label. But calories? Forget it.
Food labels seem to provide all the information a thoughtful consumer needs, so counting calories should be simple. But things get tricky because food labels tell only half the story. A calorie is a measure…