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CSR from the food & beverage industry during COVID-19

CSR from the food & beverage industry during COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide.  There are no rulebooks or guidelines for how to act during a pandemic which means entrepreneurs, companies, governments, and communities are having to cautiously...
How COVID-19 is affecting the Dairy Industry

How COVID-19 is affecting the Dairy Industry

Like many other industries, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruption in the dairy industry. The milk industry is particularly susceptible to experiencing a duel impact from the global outbreak, both in terms of domestic sales and supply chain disruptions. The...
How Technology is Transforming Dairy Farming in Canada

How Technology is Transforming Dairy Farming in Canada

Technology is becoming increasingly important in Canadian dairy farming. With the use of sophisticated software, farmers are now able to boost milk yields, improve milk quality, reduce production costs and enhance the lives of their livestock. Dairy farming has...
What’s in a label?

What’s in a label?

Lactalis, one of the largest dairy processors in Canada will soon carry the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) iconic blue cow logo. Nearly all Canadians are familiar with at least one product from amongst the company’s many offerings which include Black Diamond,...
The Dark Side of Lab-Grown “Milk”

The Dark Side of Lab-Grown “Milk”

Consumers opt for plant-based foods for many reasons– perceptions of health benefits, concerns about the ethics of consuming animals or concerns about the environment. This trend has food producers partnering with niche companies to use ultra-processing and...
Canadian Dairy Meets Consumer Demands with Ultra-Filtered Milks

Canadian Dairy Meets Consumer Demands with Ultra-Filtered Milks

Over the last few years, non-dairy milk trends have been on the rise. Most people believe that consumer interests in healthy living, nutrition, and concerns about sustainability, have brought on this change, but that’s not necessarily true. A recent report by the CBC...
Millennials Still Love Milk

Millennials Still Love Milk

Non-dairy beverages and other “mylks” are growing in popularity amongst millennial consumers. Millennials often embrace these plant-based products because they are marketed as being nutritious, eco-friendly and sustainable. Although milk consumption per capita in...
Canadians Clamouring for Cheese

Canadians Clamouring for Cheese

The term “black market” calls to mind “the” illicit, difficult to procure and illegal. It might surprise you to learn of an underground audience for one of Canada’s favourite foods – cheese! Cheese has long been targeted by shoplifters for personal or resale use, and...
Dairy Farmers of Canada gets Recognition for Sustainable Practices

Dairy Farmers of Canada gets Recognition for Sustainable Practices

Sustainability is on everyone’s lips these days, as environmental concerns grow in an increasingly conscious nation. So when the Dairy Farmers of Canada received international recognition from Unilever for its sustainability practices, we felt it deserved special...
Canadian Dairy is Committed to a Sustainable Future

Canadian Dairy is Committed to a Sustainable Future

In the last few years, the Dairy Farmers of Canada have made significant efforts to better communicate what this industry is about and the priorities and values it shares. In order to create a sustainable, healthy future for dairy here in Canada, the dairy industry...