Wednesday May 31, 2023

New food diets aim to reduce climate impact

Illustration of a world-shaped barcode sticker on a package of asparagus

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Move over, locavores: A slew of new labels — from “climavore” to “reducetarian” — reflect the trend of people eating with sustainability in mind to reduce their climate “foodprint.”

Why it matters: Food manufacturers, restaurants, and supermarkets are racing to cater to the zeal for lower-carbon eating choices, which has people eschewing plastic packaging, ingredients flown in from afar, and foods that are environmentally damaging to produce.

  • While there’s plenty of disagreement about what to avoid, top villains include faves like red meat, chocolate, avocados, sugar, and — gasp — coffee.
  • The “eat local” mantra is being
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From stovetop to store shelves: How this Leduc facility helped a salsa get to market

Mary Burch beams with pride while watching a batch of her Red House Salsa roll off the assembly line at the Food Processing Development Centre and business incubator in Leduc, Alta.

“It’s a labour of love, really,” says the 43-year-old founder of the business that got its start in a St. Albert kitchen in 2016. 

“My family was going through a bit of a transition,” Burch says.

At the time her husband, Wray, was a contractor in the oil field. Work had slowed down and his wages were cut in half.

The mother of four thought about an old family

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IWINETC 2023 Tarragona Conference Programme Revealed

Fresh perspectives on Wine & Culinary Tourism for 2023 programme

January 30th – IWINETC has announced the provisional conference programme for the International Wine Tourism Conference, Exhibition & B2B Workshop, which takes place at the Hotel Cuitat Tarragona from 23 to 24 March. Featuring a refreshed format with an impressive line up of 8 keynote speakers with several Industry experts and five targeted tracks, this year’s Conference Programme has been carefully designed to provide cutting-edge insights and tangible take-home learnings.

IWINETC’s first keynote speakers will be General Director of Tourism of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Marta Domènech I Tomàs  and

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Closed and closing soon: 11 Vancouver restaurants to say goodbye to

Something we don’t love? Vancouver restaurant closures.

The restaurant industry in Vancouver can be fickle, and – once again – the city’s dining scene has suffered some casualties.

Here is your update on restaurants in and around Vancouver that have recently shuttered or will do so imminently.


Oh Carolina

Oh Carolina


Oh Carolina came to us from the Gooseneck Hospitality Group, which also operates restaurants like Bells and Whistles, Bufala, and Lucky Taco.

It launched with the aim to be a one-stop shop for anyone looking for snacks, pantry staples, ready-to-eat sandwiches, pasta, and more.

Red Robin — Langley (

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Kroger Announces Food Trend Predictions for 2023

America continues eat at home trend, celebrating life’s special moments by cooking and entertaining for family and friends

CINCINNATI, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s grocer, today announced its 2023 Food Trends Report, which predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead. The fifth-annual report centers on America’s continued eat at home habits as pandemic concerns subside* with consumers now seeking to make up for lost time and celebrate everything from life’s special moments to everyday milestones by entertaining and cooking at home together with their family and friends.

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Mega OREOS, Ritter Sport’s Chocolate Tower, and More Vegan Food News of the Week

It seems that every week in the world of vegan food news is more exciting than the last and this week is no exception. Vegan brand Daring Foods is ready for the new year with a new flavor of its realistic vegan chicken. Authentic Italian pizza company Talia Di Napoli just launched its first vegan pizza—complete with Italian-sourced vegan mozzarella cheese. And a new accidentally vegan, and very meta, The Most OREO OREO, is here. Read on for more. 

1Daring’s teriyaki plant-based chicken

Between its appearance with Lizzo on Hot Ones and its titillating campaign with Kourtney Kardashian and

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