Archive for Tag: bc produce news

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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Restaurant experts say big-chain closures in Edmonton not surprising as consumers push local

This week’s announcement that burger chain Red Robin will be pulling out of Alberta has fans of the franchise reeling, but local restaurant experts say it shouldn’t come as a surprise. “With the economy being the way it is, things are definitely slower,” said Mary Bailey, editor of The...

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Summerland’s Sharing Stand takes in more than 2,700 kilograms of produce

Activity at weekly stand shows 49 per cent increase from 2018 figures The Summerland Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Sharing Stand was created through a partnership between Alex Kondor and Linda Van Alphen as members of the Summerland Healthy Community Initiative. The last day of the stand’s season this year...

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B.C. government invests $2.58 million towards creating food-processing innovation centre at UBC in Vancouver

In an effort to help local food and beverage industries advance, the B.C. government announced its progress in its plans to develop a science-based centre in Vancouver for this purpose. The B.C. government will contribute $2.58 million over three years for an endowment fund that will support a B.C....

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Digging into the mysteries of wild B.C. mushrooms

Cool, fall temperatures. Frequent rain. It’s fungi season. Fungi walks, fungi talks, fungi demonstrations, fungi festivals, fungi dinners — there are many opportunities at this time of year to learn about our neighbourhood mushrooms. And mushrooms are appearing throughout the neighbourhood. In one nearby streetside flowerbed, chanterelles have pushed...

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Munching moths infest Okanagan farms At least one moth activist said the insect is negatively impacting agriculture production

It’s not a flame that moths are attracted to in the Okanagan, it’s farms. That’s according to Melissa Tesche, general manager for the Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program. She recently shared that information with West Kelowna city council as part of a larger presentation about the insect program, which...

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