The Grain Economy

The Grain Economy

It seems like everywhere you turn these days you see more and more signs promoting or touting products that are locally sourced and purchased directly from farms. But are we making a dent in how we eat? As you drive around getting in those last minute trips and...
Is Sustainability Dead? How can we Regenerate Farms and Communities?

Is Sustainability Dead? How can we Regenerate Farms and Communities?

In my mind, the short answer is yes!  Let me explain. Everywhere we look today we see the word sustainability, at the grocery store, farm groups are using it, businesses talk about it with their employee’s,  transports have it written on the side of them in trucks...
Can Pizza made with Whole Grain Flour Save our Food System?

Can Pizza made with Whole Grain Flour Save our Food System?

A few weeks ago I had the great privilege of working with Dawn Woodward and Ed Rek of Evelyn’s Crackers in Toronto through a Slow Food Toronto event. We made wood fired pizza using locally grown and sourced topping. In my opinion, one of the most underdeveloped ideas...
Is Innovation really good for our food?

Is Innovation really good for our food?

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 edition of the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, Illinois. Where food leaders and innovators gather to learn, collaborate and see what the next big thing in food is. Lessons from...
How Brexit Applies to the Local Food Movement

How Brexit Applies to the Local Food Movement

The recent vote out of the United Kingdom, famously referred to as “Brexit” has gathered lots of attention, a lot of it negative and one can’t seem read about it without seeing terms like “racism”, “nationalism” and “protectionism”.  However, if you are a fan of the...