Canadian Food Focus June 2022 Newsletter

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What's in Season? Saskatoon Berries

The name “saskatoon” comes from the Cree word misâskwatômina (mis-sack-qua-too-mina), which means “the fruit of the tree of many branches.” The berry also shares its name with the largest city in Saskatchewan.


Canadian-grown foods are key ingredients in food hampers

With rising housing costs, inflation and the trickle-down effects of Covid-19, including job losses and work stoppages, Canadians more than ever are relying on food banks to feed their families. According to Food Banks of Canada, visits to Canadian food banks rose over 20% from March 2019 to March 2021.

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Antibiotics in food: should you be concerned?

Short answer: No. Health Canada recognizes that a safe food supply is critical for the health of Canadians and they highly regulate the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture to protect human and animal health. Health Canada also sets strict requirements on the proper use of antibiotics and defines a withdrawal period.

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Raising fish in Canada to meet growing demand

Seafood consumption is surging globally and as this demand rises, traditional capture fisheries cannot meet the needs. As a result, aquaculture (the farming of fish, shellfish and marine plants) is starting to play an increasing role in supplying the world with seafood.

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What is regenerative farming?

Regenerative agriculture is a farming practice that combines components from both organic and conventional farming. The Real Dirt on Farming defines the key principle of regenerative farming as striving to improve soil health over time—something both conventional and organic farmers are also committed to.


How to make your salad

into a meal

Salads are an easy way to get more fruits and vegetables, but they also can be a one-bowl solution to a filling, nutritionally well-rounded meal.


6 juicy, mouth-watering burger recipes

Grilling season is back and these 6 juicy, mouth-watering burger recipes will definitely up your burger game. 

Learn to Cook

Would you like to improve your cooking skills? Or learn how to cook something different for supper? Maybe you simply would like to learn a new recipe. Check out the Learn To Cook section on our website and cook along with chefs, home economists, and cookbook authors to create something tasty!

In this lesson, Learn to Cook Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki.

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