Food and Nutrition
Smart Plastic Packaging Can Reduce the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Waste
November 15, 2011
Toronto, ON, November 15, 2011 - Just how much food goes to waste? Some reports show that 25% of food purchased goes straight to the garbage or is discarded by restaurants and grocery stores. In fact, rich countries waste 100 million tonnes of food a year.
Plastics Make Entertaining Fun and Easy
Aug. 18, 2011
Toronto, ON, Aug. 18, 2011 - Looking to host the perfect get-together? Intelligent Plastics and style expert Sissy Biggers have teamed up to share some clever tips for using innovative plastic gadgets and tools to make the most of your next meal or celebration.
The Organic Federation of Canada is entering its fifth year of existence.
An interview with Ted Zettel, President of OFC/FBC
by Nicole Boudreau
OFC was first operational October 1 2007; four full years have passed since then. Are you happy with the evolution of OFC and the current challenges it is facing?
Robert Meijer Appointed President Canada Beef Inc.
Robert Meijer, former Director of Corporate Affairs for Cargill Limited, has been appointed President of Canada Beef Inc. effective August 1, 2011.
Brad Wildeman Elected Board Chair of Canada Beef Inc.
Following a two-day meeting held July 26 and 27, 2011, in Calgary, Alberta, the newly-formed Canada Beef Inc. (CBI) is now positioned to move forward with the business of marketing Canadian beef in the domestic and international markets.
The meeting saw the inaugural Board of Directors of CBI elect its Board Chair and Officers. Brad Wildeman, a feedlot operator from Lanigan, Saskatchewan, past President of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association and a Co-Chair of the Canada Beef Implementation Team tasked with getting CBI up and running, was elected as Board Chair.
Canadian beef takes centre stage at international event
Calgary, Alta. - (June 30, 2011) -- The Beef Information Centre (BIC) recently took part in SIAL (Salon International de l'Alimentation), one of North America's premier food industry trade events. The show was held for the first time ever in Toronto, Ontario and hosted over 12,000 delegates from 63 countries world wide.
Greening Your Summer Smoothie
This summer take your smoothie to the next level by making a conscious effort to count the environmental footprint your creamy, icy cool beverage carries.
Get grilling with beef this summer!
The summer is finally getting started -- the sun is coming out and Canadians are firing up their barbecues!
The Beef Information Centre (BIC) is helping Canadians make the most of their summer grilling season -- with recipes, information and cooking tips as well as offers from some great barbecue partners.
Research shows lean beef important for healthy muscle
(June 14, 2011) Calgary, AB -- A recent study found that with a single meal of four ounces of lean beef, which provides about one ounce of lean protein, there was a resulting 50 per cent increase in building lean muscle tissue in both older and younger adults.
BIC partners with McDonald’s Canada to promote the quality of Canadian beef
May 16, 2011 (Calgary, AB) -- The Beef Information Centre (BIC) recently partnered with McDonald's Canada in their efforts to promote the quality of their beef burgers.
"We are proud partners with McDonald's Canada," says Judy Nelson, BIC committee chair and cow-calf producer from Lundbreck, AB. "They are major supporters of the Canadian beef industry and we appreciate the opportunity to work with them to promote the quality of their beef offerings."