Canadian Food Focus February 2023 Newsletter


What's in Season? Greenhouse Bell Peppers

In Canada, the majority of bell pepper production takes place in greenhouses in Ontario and Quebec. This allows Canadians access to fresh, colourful bells all year long.


6 Big Batch Beef

Quick and Easy Meals

When life gets busy these big batch beef quick and easy meals are the perfect recipes to have in your back pocket.

Guide to Choosing Yogurt

Yogurt is a major food staple enjoyed by many but how do you choose a great yogurt? Registered Dietitian Patricia Chuey shares how to choose a good quality yogurt.


What is Gene Editing?

Gene editing is a big deal in more ways

than one. But while the technology has already had a significant impact in our food and healthcare system, understanding how gene editing differs from other tools in genetic science is, for many, less clear.

Find out what gene editing is, what it isn’t, and how it works.

Carrots For Cattle: Working Together To Prevent Food Waste

Farmers and food companies are coming up with new ways to reduce waste and find new uses for products that can’t be fully utilized in the human food stream.


Bacon Wrapped Drumsticks with Ricotta Herb Stuffing

Getting tired of your usual chicken drumstick recipe? Kick things up a notch with these Bacon Wrapped Drumsticks with Ricotta Herb Stuffing.

Baked Tortellini with Chicken and Mushrooms

This family-friendly Baked Tortellini with Chicken and Mushrooms is made with tender chicken and fresh tortellini in a tangy sour cream mustard sauce.

Cook Along

Would you like to improve your cooking skills? Or learn how to cook something different for breakfast, lunch, or supper? Maybe you simply would like to learn a new recipe. Cook along with Emily Richards as she prepares Baked Mushroom and Herb Barley Risotto.

Welcome to the Ask a Farmer Podcast hosted by Canadian farmer, Clinton Monchuk. In this podcast, Clinton will talk with dietitians, farmers, ranchers and other experts to answer questions about your food and farming. He will explore how your food is grown and raised in Canada, delve into questions you may have about the food system and provide useful information to help you feel more confident about your food choices.

Podcast: How do you save money at the grocery store?

This podcast walks through different ways that you can make the most of your food budget in times of inflationary pressures. Shannon Crocker provides helpful hints that will allow you to be a sharper shopper, while also providing the nutrition you need for your family.

Podcast: Are cattle raised sustainably and humanely?

Consumers often wonder what is being done to ensure cattle are raised sustainably and humanely. Rancher Erika Stewart explains the audited Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) program for Canadian cattle producers. The program focuses on three main practices: animal care, biosecurity and environmental stewardship to demonstrate to consumers the level of care that goes into producing beef. 

Podcast: How can you eat better every day?

Trying to make sense of Canada’s Food Guide and how to implement some of their recommendations? We had questions too and sought the expertise of Sue Mah, a registered dietitian from the Toronto area.

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