These sections provide information related to products after they leave the farm gate.
Processed Food and Beverages
This section includes information on processed food and beverages including seafood and functional foods. It also provides technical and regulatory information, and sector profiles and reports.
Food regulations impact all aspects of food production. This section identifies current food regulatory issues, and provides links to key policy and guidance documents as well as the official acts and regulations.
The food distribution sector is the critical link between producers and processors and the consumer. This section provides information on retail and foodservice distribution in Canada.
Interest in Biomass has increased dramatically over the last 5 years as people seek out a renewable resource substitute for petroleum based fuels as well as an input into other industrial processes. The majority of biomass is found in rural areas, and as such the bio-economy has the potential to provide much needed diversification of the rural economy. The headlines often tout biomass as an alternative to oil, and while this has potential, it can also be used as input into consumer products such as linens and construction materials.
The Government of Canada's renewable fuels strategy is generating environmental benefits and supporting farmers by creating demand for agricultural resources. This section provides information on the renewable fuels regulations and opportunities for the agriculture sector.