2015 Balados de l'ACDFL

Ce nouvel outil intéressant destiné à soutenir le perfectionnement professionnel au sein de l’industrie est maintenant disponible. Les balados permettront à l’industrie d’être informée des dernières recherches, des nouvelles tendances de l’industrie, des innovations en sciences de l’alimentation et d’autres sujets pour contribuer à fournir des renseignements potentiellement utiles dans une industrie en constante évolution.

Note: Les balados sont seulement disponibles en anglais.

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Media Talks: 2015 Retrospective on Produce, Part 2

In part 2 of the Produce Talks year in review, we have turned the mic over to Ron Lemaire, President of CPMA, to continue his conversation with a panel of media who cover our industry to review the year that was 2015 and predicting the major stories of 2016.

This episode is the second half of a conversation with:

In this episode, the panel reviews some changes in international trade, technology impacts, marketing trends, and predicting the big stories of 2016.

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Media Talks: 2015 Retrospective on Produce, Part 1

This month on Produce Talks, we turn the mic over to Ron Lemaire, President of CPMA as he sits down with a media panel who cover our industry to review the year that was 2015 and predicting the major stories of 2016.

This episode is the first half of a conversation with:

In this episode, the panel reviews some of the major events around sustainability, food trends, and food safety and regulation.

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Episode 26 —The Underwater Greenhouse

This month on Produce Talks, we connect with Luca Gamberini from the Ocean Reef Group about a project they have been working on for the past three years call Nemo’s Garden. Nemo’s Garden is a project investigating the benefits of creating underwater greenhouses. Currently in operation off the coast of Italy, Luca explains how the project works, what they have learned, and what the future of underwater gardening could look like. You can find out more on their FacebookTwitter, and Youtube channel.

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Episode 25 — Conversation with Retailers V The Produce Workforce And a Greenhouse on the Go Recap!

This month on the podcast we conclude our year-long conversation with Eric Biddiscombe from Loblaw, and Jean-Guy Mazerolle, formerly of Co-op Atlantic. In this episode, we speak to both of them about the produce workforce, how changing demographics will affect it, and the importance of training.

As a bonus, we also check in with Ray Wowryk from Nature Fresh Farms. In our June podcast, we heard about their mobile greenhouse operation. Ray joins us to tell us all about how their summer went and a bit about their future plans for the project. You can check out the Nature Fresh FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts for some great pictures of the mobile greenhouse in action.

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Episode 24 — All About the Beacons

This month on the podcast we explore a topic that has been popping up over and over again, beacon technology. Beacons are heralding a new way to interact with consumers, and the technology has potential to impact every level of the produce supply chain.

We are joined by Doug Thompson CEO and Co-Founder of Dot3 Ltd. As well as being a leading expert in the field Doug is the author of beekn.net, a blog that explores the latest developments in beacon technology.

Also joining us is Roland Hung, an Associate with McCarthy Tétrault. Roland has authored an article titled, "Beacon Technology: A Primer for Retailers". Roland speaks to us about how existing privacy legislation and Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation may impact any beacon technology strategy.

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Episode 23 — Conversations with Retailers Part IV

This month on the podcast we continue our year long conversation with Eric Biddiscombe from Loblaw and Jean-Guy Mazerolle formerly of Co-op Atlantic. In this episode, we explore the different nature of the relationships with international vendors and some of the challenges that come up with sourcing international product.

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Episode 22 — Village Farms Landfill Gas Project

This month we connect with Village Farms to discuss a new study that they have commissioned to examine the feasibility of using gas from retired landfills as a source of carbon dioxide.  Jonathan Bos a development director from Village Farms is able to join us to walk us through how the project came about, what are the potential benefits, and the partners they have gained along the way.

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Episode 21 — Greenhouse On The Go!

There are many different ways that partners in the produce supply chain help to drive the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. We have already done a podcast on the CPMA's major program the Half Your Plate program.

In this episode we connect with a member that is creating consumer education opportunities all over the place by using a mobile greenhouse.  Peter Quiring, President of Nature Fresh Farms joins us to discuss the project, how it all started, and some of the conversations he's having with people along the way.

You can check out the Nature Fresh FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts for some great pictures of the mobile greenhouse in action.

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Episode 20 — Conversations with Retailers III Vendor Relationships

We continue to connect with retail members of the CPMA to discuss issues relevant to the produce industry. This is the third part of our conversation with Jean-Guy Mazerolle from Co-op Atlantic and Eric Biddiscombe from Loblaw. In this episode, we discuss what it takes to build and manage business relationships between vendors and retailers.

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Episode 19 — CPMA Chair Address

In this episode we are pleased to bring you the speech from the new chair of CPMA, Mike Furi, of The Grocery People. Mike addressed the members in attendance to describe some of the activities that he expects CPMA to accomplish over the coming year including upcoming Town Hall events.


Episode 18 — Conversations with Retailers - Session 2

Over the course of the coming year we will be connecting with retail members of the CPMA to discuss issues relevant to the produce industry. This is the second of our conversations where we connect with Jean-Guy Mazerolle from Co-op Atlantic and Eric Biddiscombe from Loblaw to discuss expectations when working with vendors.


Episode 17 — The Half Your Plate Program

In this episode we will learn about this joint initiative from The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Cancer Society to improve fruit and veggie consumption in Canada. Featured are Sue Lewis, Director of Market Development at CPMA; Carol Harrison, a Registered Dietician; and finally Ethan Adeland - Managing Director, Partnerships & Marketing with Food Bloggers of Canada Inc.


Episode 16 — Conversations with Retailers – Session 1 

Over the course of the coming year we will be connecting with retail members of the CPMA to discuss issues relevant to the produce industry. This is the first of our conversations where we connect with Jean-Guy Mazerolle from Co-Op Atlantic and Eric Biddiscombe from Loblaw to discuss upcoming and ongoing trends for 2015.

We are also pleased to welcome our sponsor for the year, Martin’s Family Fruit Farm.


Episode 15 — Migration Nation

In Canada, as in many counties, immigration is the main driver behind population growth to the tune of roughly 250,000 people per year. With this growth comes an opportunity to tap into a customer base that can be incredibly loyal. This seems pretty important as according to CPMA research 1st Generation Canadians spend more on Fresh produce and shop more often. Joining us this month on the podcast are Robin Brown and Kathy Chen with Environics and the authors of, “Migration Nation,” a book that explores the growing cultural diversity in Canada.


Episode 14 — Passion for Produce

In this episode we explore the Passion for Produce program offered annually at the CPMA convention. This program is a once in a lifetime educational opportunity to learn about the produce industry and interact with a group of industry leaders as program mentors. Eric Biddiscombe from Loblaw; Stephanie Lariviere from Erie James, and John Corsaro from Giumarra Companies join us to discuss Passion for Produce and their experiences with the program.


Episode 13 — Some like it Mashed

In this episode we talk about all things potato. Kendra Mills, from the PEI Potato Board, was happy to fill us in on different varieties, proper storage, what that green stuff is, and much more!


Episode 12 — DRC and the Safe Food for Canadians Act

This month we are pleased to connect with Luc and Andrea from The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC). Luc Mougeot, Vice President of the DRC, provides an overview of the Safe Food for Canadians Act, the recent amendments, and their impact on the fresh fruit and vegetable industry. Luc and Andrea discuss why the act is important and how it will affect the Produce Industry as it comes into effect.


Episode 11 — Carol Dombrow – Heart & Stroke Foundation

At the 2014 CPMA/CPHA Health Summit in Toronto, Carol Dombrow, registered dietitian for the Heart & Stroke foundation, speaks about the benefits of consistent messaging.


Episode 10 — Heather Thomas – Middlesex-London Health Unit

 At the 2014 CPMA/CPHA Health Summit in Toronto, Heather Thomas, registered dietitian for Middlesex-London Health Unit talks about Cook It Up! a community based cooking program for at-risk youth.


Episode 9 — Lorelei DiSogra – United Fresh Produce Association

At the 2014 CPMA/CPHA Health Summit in Toronto, Lorelei DiSogra , VP of Nutrition and Health at United Fresh Produce Association, speaks about global strategies, policy and environmental changes needed to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables.


Episode 8 — Maxine Meadows – Manitoba Healthy Foods in Schools

At the 2014 CPMA/CPHA Health Summit in Toronto, Maxine Meadows, registered dietitian for Manitoba Healthy Foods in Schools, explains the vegetable and fruit program pilot project.


Episode 7 — Mary Lynn Biggley – Introduction to School Boards

 This is another presentation from the 2013 Health Summit. This discussion introduces school boards into the discussion of helping promote healthy eating habits.


Episode 6 — David McInnes – Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

 At the CPMA/CPHA Health Summit, David McInnes from the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute discusses a new perspective on food systems.


Episode 5 —Steve Manske – School Based Efforts to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

At the CPMA/CPHA Health Summit, Steve Manske discusses the various ways schools across Canada are trying to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among students.


Episode 4 —Hasan Hutchinson, Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Discusses the Federal, Provincial and Territorial landscape in regards to nutrition and promotion.


Episode 3 —Judy Rudman – Director of Bilateral Agreements with the U.S. Department of Commerce

The agreement signed by the United States and Mexico has implication for any Canadian company who purchases tomatoes from Mexico and decides to sell those tomatoes into the United States. This podcast will help answer any questions you might have about this important new agreement.


Episode 2 —Gloria Terhaar – ABC Customs Brokers

Gloria Terhaar discusses the basic information anyone would need to begin importing and exporting produce to and from Canada.


Episode 1 — Tim York – President of Markon Cooperative Inc.

Tim York discusses the sustainability initiatives undertaken by Markon Cooperative Inc.



 

2016 Produce Talks