Ode to ‘Big Food’ Canada – Sharing the Love
Not content to stuff us fat with sugar, carbs and grease,
Overflowing aisles of junk to pump us all obese,
Trashing the environment and screwing local farms,
Over-processed fructose snacks and countless other harms,
The one percent of one percent, purveyors of our food,
Stand accused with foul intent: conspiring to collude.
Recently, Consumers' Association of Canada President, Bruce Cran and the Consumers' Representative on the Egg Farmers of Canada, Dr. Wayne Beggs, had the opportunity to visit a number of farms and review egg farming practices covered under the recently released Pullets and Laying Hens Code of Practice. The Code of Practice spells out safe and humane handling for egg producing flocks and outlines the orderly transition of the egg sector to enhanced cages. Cran and Beggs saw a number of egg production systems, including conventional cages, enhanced cages, free run, aviary and free range operations. "It is clear from this tour that these operators display a high-level of concern for their flocks" noted Cran. "We were impressed by the professionalism and commitment of the egg farmers we met".Read More
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October 10, 2013
The Consumers' Association congratulates the Harper Government on their decision to transfer the responsibility for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to the Ministry of Health.
OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Consumers' Association congratulates the Harper Government on their decision to transfer the responsibility for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to the Ministry of Health.
"We at the CAC believe this to be a positive step for Canadian Consumers and look forward to working with Minister Ambrose," said President Bruce Cran.Read More
Is it Organic? How would you know?
November 2007 - Are you a consumer who assumes organic food is tested at some stage during its production? Silly consumer! Organic food isn’t tested. So how do you know it’s not fraudulent?
No one will die or get sick if they eat fraudulently organic food; they’ll just get unwittingly ripped off. Inspections of organic farms occur once a year, never on a surprise basis, and consist basically of a review of the farmer’s paperwork.
Ground Beef Pricing Varies Across Canada
(March 9, 2004) On February 27, 2004 the CAC conducted an unscientific, random telephone survey of ground beef prices in major grocery stores across Canada. Click here to see the results!Read More