Consumers have dim view of agriculture

Public perceptions | Survey shows consumers are pessimistic about agriculture’s future, and think the sector is shrinking

The country’s agriculture ministers had good things to say about the industry last week, but a report released this spring shows consumers aren’t as confident. Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz and his provincial counterparts released a statement following their meeting in Winnipeg praising federal and regional efforts to foster innovation and create opportunities in Canada’s […] Read more

Food sector opportunities abound, says report

Markets offshore | Benefits of Canadian brand are not promoted, says Conference Board of Canada

TORONTO — It is time to make the public more aware of how important the food sector is in Canada, says a recently released strategy paper from the Conference Board of Canada. “Every country in the world can make a car, but not everybody can grow food like we can,” said Michael Bloom, vice-president of […] Read more