Sustain

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...

Feast Boxes: Indigenous culinary, feeding the marginalized

This campaign aims to support Indigenous families in need while also securing jobs in Indigenous culinary food services. It allows employees to keep working at the participating restaurants and establishments. This pandemic caused so many places to close their doors, and this is a way for us to bring back kitchen and support staff during the holidays.... Read More...

Food, Policy & Equality

The foodservice industry has an opportunity to be a driver of change, and to shake the unsustainable practices that it is built upon. Tipping culture, says Taylor, is just another form of charity, and we know it doesn’t work. The lowest wage earners—who are more likely to identify as BIPOC—need to earn a sustainable wage, should have access to benefits, and should be offered pathways to increased opportunities. Migrant workers need their human rights valued and upheld, and need to be seen as part of the larger system they operate within.... Read More...

Tabassum Wyne is the Kashmiri Foodie

Tabassum Wyne grew up watching The Food Network. At that time, says Wyne, “I hardly saw any people of colour or visible Muslims.” She didn’t see women in particular with whom she could identify. This would later motivate her greatly in food, in Canadian politics, and in her life in general. ... Read More...