Archive for Month: December

B.C. food and beverage industries hit record year with $15 billion in revenue in 2018

It was a very good year, to say the least. The B.C. food industry has reported a record year for sales in 2018. Annual revenue from B.C. farming, ranching, seafood, and processing industries contributed to an all-time high of $15 billion, according to a B.C. government announcement today (December...

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Food for Thought: The challenges in bringing meals to your table

British Columbians eat more food than they produce. According to governments statistics, food produced annually in B.C. amounts to a little more than half of what residents consume. “That figure is probably not going to get any better,” former Ministry of Agriculture agrologist Graham Strachan said. “It’ll probably get...

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B.C.’s low-income people to be hardest hit by food price spike, advocate warns

Advocates for low-income and homeless people are sounding the alarm about the effect of climbing food prices on B.C.’s most vulnerable. The annual Canada Food Price Report, produced by Dalhousie and Guelph universities, says the average Canadian family will spend an extra $487 on food next year. The...

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Without help, people living in B.C.’s ‘food deserts’ face ‘very bleak’ nutrition

Food banks serve people who might otherwise land on the wrong side of the ‘food gap’ Joyce Kennay, 79, makes her way around the tables covered in food at the Surrey Food Bank. Toward the end, the bags on her cart are nearly filled, and a volunteer has to...

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