Canadian Food Focus March 2023 Newsletter


What's in Season? Greenhouse Lettuce

Lettuce is a cool-hardy vegetable that is well suited to Canada’s climate and soil zones. It is frost resistant and is planted early in the spring in fields in Quebec (50%), Ontario (40%) and British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island (10%), as well as backyards across the country.


Red Meat: Is It Okay To Eat?

There is a lot of confusing information about red meat, so Registered Dietitian Lucia Weiler breaks down some of the common topics and answers your questions.

Ask A Dietitian: Should I Worry About Pesticide Residues On My Food?

Are you concerned about pesticide residues on the food you eat? We asked Registered Dietitian Shannon Crocker for the answers.


Better Potatoes Mean Less

Food Waste

Genetic tweaks can drastically reduce food waste post-harvest. The Innate® potato is an example of a new crop designed to reduce food waste by being more durable.

Canadian Farm Jobs Can Pave The Way For Permanent Residency For Migrant Workers

Year-round migrant workers can apply for permanent residency through a national pilot program provided they have at least one year of non-seasonal, full-time work experience in Canada.


Havarti & Fresh Dill Burgers

Satisfying but not heavy, this is the go-to burger when you want a casual yet substantial speedy dinner.

Roasted Vegetables with Chickpeas

Roasted Vegetables with Chickpeas is a quick and easy one-pot weeknight dinner. This dish is naturally gluten-free and could be vegan if you skip the cheese or use vegan cheese.

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 Claire Tansey as she prepares Saucy Beef Pot Roast.

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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