Canadian Food Focus January 2024 Newsletter


What's in Season? Sweet Potatoes

Canadian farmers supply approximately one-quarter of the sweet potatoes consumed in this country. Most are grown in Ontario. A new variety called Radiance was recently developed for Canada's shorter growing season.


Canadian Ingredient Spotlight: Quinoa

Is it a grain or a seed? Although it looks like a cereal grain, quinoa is actually a seed. Registered dietitian Jane Dummer shares the nutritional profile of quinoa, the various varieties and foolproof cooking instructions.

A Healthy Relationship With Food: What Does It Really Mean?

Having a healthy relationship with food is not about what we eat. It is about why we eat, and how those choices make us feel. Here are a few tips from registered dietitian Marie-Ève Caplette on how to nourish your relationship with food without trying for the 'perfect' diet.


How Do Pesticides Protect

Our Food?

Through ongoing research and testing, and improved farming practices, Canadians can be assured that pesticides are fulfilling the job they’re intended to do: to protect our food.

Genomics And The Next Agriculture Evolution

Discover how genomics has not only improved the crops we grow and the animals we raise for food, it has also allowed us to grow more food on the same amount of land. 


Twice-Baked Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Boost your nutrient intake and add some extra fibre to your diet with this delicious twist on traditional twice-baked potatoes.


Pork Tenderloin Noodle Bowls

These all-in-one pork tenderloin noodle bowls feature all the Pad Thai flavour without the fuss.

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 Shannon Crocker as she prepares a Mediterranean Nourish Bowl. This nourish bowl is an energizing powerhouse loaded with veggies, chickpeas, barley and turkey.

Welcome to the Ask a Farmer Podcast hosted by Canadian farmer, Clinton Monchuk. Clinton talks with dietitians, farmers, ranchers and other experts to answer questions about your food and farming. He explores how your food is grown and raised in Canada, delves into questions you may have about the food system and provides useful information to help you feel more confident about your food choices. Check it out!

Podcast: How Is The Agriculture Industry Managing Plastic Waste?

In this podcast, Executive Director of Cleanfarms Canada, Barry Friesen discusses how agriculture is working to improve sustainable practices on the farm.

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