Betting on the booming plant protein food market

Many consumers are revisiting their relationship with animal proteins, both at the meat counter and in the dairy products section

Betting on the booming plant protein food marketThink plant protein is just a passing fad? Think again. You likely noticed that the plant-based counter at your favourite grocery store is growing. There’s good reason: people are buying. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the chaos surrounding containment and vaccination rules, consumers are quietly enjoying products made from plant proteins and milk alternatives. According…

Agricultural Land: A Hidden Gem in Real Estate Investment

The Avenue Living Agricultural Land Trust is unique in that it can offer investors exposure to the agricultural land space

Agricultural Land: A Hidden Gem in Real Estate InvestmentAgricultural land is a hidden gem in real estate investment as it is relatively stable, has lower overhead costs, and has the potential to provide a steady stream of income. For Avenue Living Asset Management, it has become an important part of the company’s overall investment portfolio. Leif Snethun, CEO of the Avenue Living Agricultural…

Trudeau’s carbon tax short-sighted in so many ways

No thought as to how it could put many Canadian families in a state of food insecurity by 2030

Trudeau’s carbon tax short-sighted in so many waysCOVID-19 has had an impact on Canada’s food industry but, over time, resilience will prevail. However, the federal government’s pre-holiday announcement that it will increase the carbon tax to $170 per tonne by 2030 will have a long-term impact on consumers. Climate change is a real and significant problem. We need to act quickly, and…

Honey production stung by the pandemic in 2020

Honey producers in Alberta, the largest honey-producing province, had 9.5 per cent less producing colonies in 2020 from a year earlier, partially due to poor spring and early summer conditions, as well as high winter losses

Honey production stung by the pandemic in 2020Canadian honey producers harvested 82.9 million pounds of honey in 2020, down 4.3 per cent from a year earlier as some beekeepers were unable to procure queen bees because of import and travel restrictions during the pandemic, said Statistics Canada in a report on Thursday. “Nevertheless, the total value of honey sold rose 14.9 per…
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