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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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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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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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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