Canada Dairy

Ditching in Droves: Why Canadians Are Dropping Milk

Twyla Francois | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Business
Twyla Francois

The decline is so striking that the Dairy Farmers of Canada commissioned a survey to find out why milk drinkers are ditching it in droves. Despite the fear-mongering and the tens of millions spent to peddle dairy, the Canadian public now sees the dairy industry for what it is. No amount of advertising will make them un-see it.

Why Canada Shouldn't Open Up Its Dairy Market To New Zealand

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada Business
Bruce Muirhead

Under the NZ system, milk prices are much higher than they are in Canada. They pay more than C$6 for the equivalent of 4 litres of milk. At my local supermarket, I pay C$3.99 and have for months. In the recent past a commission was struck by the NZ parliament to investigate the high price of dairy products. Do we want that in Canada? I don't think so.

Cinnamon Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Is The Perfect Dessert

Carolyn Berry | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Chia seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats. They come from a flowering plant in the mint family grown in Mexico, and were a staple in the diet of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Chia seeds were thought to have magical powers. Aztec soldiers would grind up the seeds and eat them for a boost of energy to sustain them over long periods of time. I add them to oatmeal, salads, granola, and baking.

Reforming Supply Management Amounts to Bad Business Advice

Richard Doyle | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Business
Richard Doyle

It is not a surprise that the Conference Board calls for the dismantling of Canada's supply management system, and the fallacies and misleading assertions used to support that call are common in some circles.

What You Didn't Know About Canadian Farms

Richard Doyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Richard Doyle

Rarely, if ever, do we think of farms when we think of small business. But small businesses dot the vast country side as well. While more and more Canadians are living in cities, the farm and agri-food sectors remain economically important. Farms employ 2.1 million people, representing one in every eight Canadian job.

The Truth About Food Security in Canada

Richard Doyle | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada
Richard Doyle

Critics of supply management are putting a sharp focus on one aspect of the supply management issue, but are at risk of missing the bigger picture. ...

Supply Management is Just Right

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada
Bruce Muirhead

Barrie McKenna is at it again -- waging his personal war against supply management in the Globe and Mail. This time, he takes on the chicken sector, c...

Part 2: Is Gluten Really That Bad?

Josh Gitalis | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Living
Josh Gitalis

The good news with all of this gluten business is, if you eliminate it from your diet and you're sensitive, symptoms will get better. I have seen this many times clinically, spoken to many people who have experienced this, and the research corroborates these findings.

One Size Does Not Fit All in Food Trade

Richard Doyle | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Doyle

Another Conference Board of Canada report claims supply management drives up prices and discourages international trade. There is no evidence that deregulating Canada's dairy market would result in lower prices for consumers. In fact, international experience tells us otherwise.

What the Media Has Wrong About Dairy Farmers

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business
Bruce Muirhead

With reoccurring and recycled negative commentary about dairy supply management in the Canadian media, one would think that it, and not money, is the root of all evil. The question often raised in Canada, and around the world, is this: does dairy supply management, represent a reasonable model through which to license Canadian milk production?

A Milking Robot Controlled by a Smartphone: Canadian Dairy Farmers and Technology

Richard Doyle | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Doyle

The use of some remarkable automated milking systems, which allow cows to choose themselves when to be milked and keep information about each cow's production, has gone up steadily in popularity since they were first introduced in Canada nearly 15 years ago. The growing prevalence of robotic milkers on farms across the country is a sign of encouraging times.

Dairy Farmers: The Original Environmentalists

Richard Doyle | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
Richard Doyle

Farmers love to say they are the first environmentalists. We have good base of strong practices on the farm in regards to environmental protection. Over the past several decades, dairy farmers have focused on increasing the production per cow, instead of multiplying the number of cows.

How Should Farm Performance Be Measured?

Richard Doyle | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada
Richard Doyle

Studies, like the recent one by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, that attempt to undermine the value of supply management to...

Real Ice Cream: Accept No Substitutes

Richard Doyle | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada
Richard Doyle

Not all ice cream products are created equal. If you are looking for the real thing, beware of imitations that are marketed as frozen desserts. These treats are called frozen desserts for a reason. Because they contain little or no dairy.

Farming for Biogas: Closing the Loop on Cow Poop

David Dodge | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada
David Dodge

French fry oil, molasses, donuts and cow manure. No, it's not the grossest Tim Horton's ever, it's called biogas and Canadian farmers are starting to wrap their heads around this farm diversification idea.

Can What You Eat Really Help You Fight Off Disease?

Rose Reisman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

When we eat a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, we feel better, have increased energy and improve our immune system. Here are my favourite picks of delicious affordable foods that can help fight chronic disease. And the bonus is that nutrient dense food tastes great!

Got Goat's Milk? North Americans Love Goat Milk Products

CP | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Living

LONDON, Ont: In most of the rest of the world, more people drink goat milk and eat goat cheese than products from cows. But North Americans are starti...