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THE HEROES WE NEED

In the year where everything has gone to shit, the front of house (FOH) are the ones who have become the most vocal activists for change. ... Read More...

Women take lead roles in India’s farmers’ protest

Widespread farmers’ protests have entered their second month to rage against new contentious farm laws passed by the Indian government in September. Thousands of women are exercising their agency, braving the biting cold and not only participating in but leading the protests. ... Read More...

Taco Power

"Shift Change" is a hospitality industry outreach initiative that is spearheaded by the born-in-BC brand Tacofino; offering an ongoing series of online discussions called "Speakers for Change" that is aimed at promoting lasting, sustainable and positive change on matters relating to equity, diversity and inclusion within the industry. ... Read More...

You Made 2020 Better

No matter what has befallen those of you in food and hospitality, you've stood up, spoken up and acted for the betterment of our industry, our societies and our planet.... Read More...

Driving Change: Should you consider switching to electric vehicles?

You source local ingredients, compost your waste and choose environmentally-friendly packaging. But have you considered the impact of the vehicles you use to support your business? Evidence continues to mount regarding the environmental and health advantages of replacing combustion engine vehicles with electric ones. ... Read More...

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Food

How to put sustainability on the menu

LENTEIN Plant Protein in Canada

Parabel's LENTEIN protein is derived from a water lentil, Lemnoideae, which is known as 'the world's most complete food source' and is a minimally processed ingredient that goes from farm to table in only 20 minutes.... Read More...

Operations

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Experiences aren’t always better for the planet than products

The passing of “peak stuff” has the potential to be good news for the planet. As society becomes increasingly aware that consumption is putting intolerable strain on the planet, sharing experiences can be a more sustainable way to show appreciation for ourselves, our friends, and our family. But this is not a given.... Read More...

The Big Picture

Unpacking climate change, government policy, local, and global issues.

Canada is one of the world’s worst wasters of food

According to The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste Report issued today by Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International, nearly 60 per cent of food produced in Canada—about 35.5 million metric tons—is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 per cent—11.2 million metric tons of lost food—is avoidable.... Read More...