Beef Up Your Life on Food Day Canada

Canadian Beef Supported on Food Day Canada

Beef Up Your Life on Food Day Canada

By Amanda Brodhagen,

Have you ever heard of Food Day Canada? It’s a day for all Canadians to celebrate food that has been produced and made in Canada. But did you know how this all came about? It started something like this – when there is a crisis there is an opportunity. Most people might not be able to remember, but nine years ago beef farmers across Canada were facing a crisis, a crisis that hit the beef industry hard – the U.S. boarder closed to Canadian beef.  While the boarder closed to beef exports, beef lovers came together to support Canadian beef producers by participating in the World’s Longest Barbecue.

Food Day Canada started with a barbecue to support the Canadian beef industry and since then, it has evolved into a day to share and enjoy all food while remembering the significant contributions that the agriculture sector makes to the Canadian economy. The Canadian beef industry alone represents 20 billion a year to the overall GDP and is represented by 83,000 beef cattle producers.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Food Day Canada on August 4th and join together with Canadians from across the country to be thankful for our food and the people who produce it. I encourage you to go to start up the barbecue, invite your friends and family over for some delicious homegrown Canadian beef.

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for great recipes to celebrate Food Day Canada, visit

More about the author:

Amanda Brodhagen is an agri-news writer for and is passionate about the Canadian beef industry. When Amanda`s not covering agriculture news stories she co-manages a cow calf beef operation in Ontario.

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