Archive: Public Trust

Gaining Consumer Confidence in the Agri-Food Industry

Ontario’s agri-food industry is moving forward with ways to strengthen and build its relationship with consumers. As consumers are more and more interested with what they eat and how it is produced, the industry needs to send a positive message. After all, the customer is always right. Last week Farm & Food Care Ontario hosted…

The Need for Informed Large Animal Welfare Enforcement

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) withdrew its commitment to enforce animal welfare legislation on March 31. This leaves Ontario without a supervising body to oversee law enforcement in situations that involve animal welfare, including farm animals. Most farmers today do an excellent job of caring for their animals, providing…

Public support enables public trust

The recent political debate over supply management may seem unexpected to many. You might argue that it’s something of a niche issue, so it’s surprising that Maxime Bernier has made abolishing it a major plank in his Conservative leadership campaign platform. What do debates like this one over supply management mean for agriculture? The present…