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Reports Insight into Canadian Food Issues

Spotlight Reports

Spotlight is an interdisciplinary investigation into timely, topical issues relevant to our food systems. Comprised of workshops, short papers and other media, experts developed recommendations to help decision makers find next steps to these complicated topics.

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Supply Management 2.0

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Food Price Reports

Every December a team of University of Guelph, and now Dalhousie University, researchers release the Food Price Report. The report reflects on last year’s results and predicts where Canadian food prices are headed for the upcoming year, bringing food research to the public.

Food Price Report 2020

The 2020 report forecasts a 2 to 4% increase in food prices for Canadian families.

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Food Price Report 2016

For 2016, the Food Institute is forecasting food inflation rates across the country to be anywhere between 2.0% to 4.0%. Our forecast predicts the average household could spend up to $345 more on food in 2016.

Food Price Report 2016  (PDF file) (English)

Rapport sur les Prix Alimentaires à la Consommation 2016  (PDF file)  (Français)

Food Price Report 2015

The Food Price Report is authored by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Dr. Michael von Massow, Dr. Francis Tapon, Dr. Erna van Duren, Paul Uys, Warren Pinto and Amit Summan, and intends to predict food price trends for 2015.

Food Price Report 2015  (PDF file) (English)

The report predicts an increase in most Canadian food prices of 0.3 and 2.4 per cent for 2015. The price of meat, grains and vegetables may see a greater rise in price, however a potential decrease is possible for staples such as dairy and eggs.

2015 Forecast Revision

Recently, the economic landscape in Canada has significantly shifted, with wide-ranging effects. The Food Institute of the University of Guelph released its annual retail price report when the Canadian dollar was worth $0.88 against the American dollar. The loonie’s sudden fall compelled the Food Institute to revise its food retail price forecast for 2015 for the second time in 5 years.

2015 Forecast Revision  (PDF file) (English)

Révision à la hausse de certains prix alimentaires (PDF file)  (Français)