food security

Progress being made to stabilize food prices in Canada falling on skeptical ears

Progress being made to stabilize food prices in Canada falling on skeptical ears

Feb 29, 2024 | 5:05pm
Canada’s industry minister was defending the government’s actions on trying to force the country’s big grocers to help stabilize food prices.   The Commons Ag Committee is almost done studying the issue for a second time, and on Tuesday Francois Philip Champagne spent an hour trying to convince the committee, progress is being made. “This is […]
Loblaws decision to discontinue 50 percent discount of near-expiring food not well received

Loblaws decision to discontinue 50 percent discount of near-expiring food not well received

Jan 19, 2024 | 11:30am
A decision by Canada’s largest grocer isn’t sitting well with a federal New Democrat MP.  Alistair MacGregor, who sits on the commons ag committee is demanding the competition bureau get involved in the decision by Loblaw.  After facing pressure from Dalhousie university, the company confirmed it was ending its practice of placing 50 percent off […]
Local business owner closely monitoring strained relationship between Canada and India

Local business owner closely monitoring strained relationship between Canada and India

Sep 27, 2023 | 4:25pm
Ongoing tensions between Canada and India is being watched closely by the President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there was credible intelligence that India had a role in the killing of a prominent Sikh leader in B.C. who was also a Canadian citizen. India replied […]
Concerns rise over global food prices increasing

Concerns rise over global food prices increasing

Aug 4, 2023 | 2:47pm
The U-N Food and Agriculture Organization is concerned global food prices are rising since Russia pulled out of a deal allowing Ukraine to ship grain out of Black Sea ports. Vegetable oil prices jumped 12.1 per cent between June and July and sunflower oil prices surged 15 per cent on fresh uncertainties about supplies following […]