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Charles R. Stumbo Graduate Student Paper Competition
IFTPS invites papers from students presenting researched progress in methodologies, techniques, system technologies, or other topics relevant to thermal and/or non-thermal processing of food or biological materials including pharmaceuticals to make them shelf stable by inactivating pathogenic and spoilage-causing microorganisms.
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2014 was an exciting year for CIFST. Among our many ground-breaking achievements…a record number of attendees attending the Canadian Breakfast at IFT in New Orleans and successfully hosting the IUFoST 2014 World Congress of Food Science and Technology in Montreal, where CIFST welcomed more than 1400 delegates from around the world and broke a Guinness World Record for the longest line of canned food (3.26 km) — and then donated all of the food collected (more than 44,966 cans) to Moisson Montréal, the largest food bank in Canada.
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The wild food trends of 2015
Maclean's
Clocking the major culinary trends in the year ahead would be impossible if chefs were genuine artists, given to mysterious bouts of isolated creativity. But, fortunately the culinary world actually functions much more like that of fashion. Which is to say that the popularity of butter, cream and lobster rises and falls, just like hemlines.
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Vancouver-based company makes online grocery shopping easy
The Globe and Mail
Amazon, Alibaba and the explosion of online shopping have shown that consumers are well-versed in how to buy everything from books to bikes online, but shoppers haven’t been as quick to use the Internet for some of life’s most basic purchases. Dan LaPlante is one of 25 drivers who delivers groceries for SPUD to Vancouver residents who have caught on.
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1st grocery vending machines in Canada to be installed in B.C.
Global News
A Vancouver entrepreneur is bringing convenience to a whole new level. Jason Moyal is launching refrigerated grocery vending machines in high-rise buildings across Vancouver. It’s a new concept to Canada, but it’s already being used in places like England and Japan. Two machines will be the first to be installed next year and Moyal says he first saw the idea in malls in Europe over the summer.
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Agriculture minister mulling options on former University of Guelph campuses in eastern Ontario
Guelph Mercury
A pair of campuses with which the University of Guelph cut ties in early 2014 could have sustainable futures, but only after major restructuring and repurposing, according to provincial government consultants. Shortly after being named Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal called for comprehensive studies on the Kemptville and Alfred campuses, with a mind to determining possible uses for the Eastern Ontario properties.
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The Canadian food industry needs to shake its sodium addiction
The Globe and Mail
More than one in five Canadians have high blood pressure. Among 60 to 79 year olds, that figure shoots up to more than 50 per cent. Elevated blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke – some of the leading killers in Canada – and other chronic health conditions. Sodium is a major contributor to high blood pressure.
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Farmer hopes to teach what life is like in agriculture by Tweeting every day
CTV News
A southern Ontario farmer plans to Tweet a photo every day during 2015. Andrew Campbell, who already has 7,700 followers on the social media service, says he’s undertaking the project partly just for the fun of it — but also to educate the general public on what farmers do each day. Campbell’s family has a third-generation operation in Middlesex County, near London, ON, where they produce corn, soy beans, wheat, hay and milk.
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McDonald's: All you need is 'lovin' it'
Burger Business
McDonald’s greets the New Year on Jan. 3 with the latest incarnation of its “I’m lovin’ it” campaign, hoping to change its business, customer perceptions and maybe even the world. In a video released by the company today, Deborah Wahl, chief marketing officer for McDonald’s USA, says the campaign is part of “a brand transformation” that shifts the chain’s focus “from billions served to billions heard.”
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Controlling obesity with potato extract
McGill Reporter
Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University. The results of their recent study were so surprising that the investigators repeated the experiment just to be sure.

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The wild food trends of 2015
Maclean's
Clocking the major culinary trends in the year ahead would be impossible if chefs were genuine artists, given to mysterious bouts of isolated creativity. But, fortunately the culinary world actually functions much more like that of fashion. Which is to say that the popularity of butter, cream and lobster rises and falls, just like hemlines.

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New online food safety program
University of Guelph
The University of Guelph’s Department of Food Science has launched an expanded online interactive food safety training program for industry. “We are thrilled to offer the Guelph Food Academy to global food suppliers. Originally exclusive to Loblaw Companies Ltd. suppliers, this comprehensive training program is now being opened up to meet a demand in the global food processing industry,” states Dr. Art Hill, Chair of the Department of Food Science.

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How e-commerce is finally disrupting the $600 billion-a-year grocery industry
Business Insider
At $600 billion a year in sales, food and beverage is by far the largest retail category in the U.S. by a wide margin. However, it's also the category that has been the least disrupted by e-commerce; less than 1 per cent of food and beverage sales currently occur online, according to BI Intelligence's estimates.
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The new ways we'll drink Coke and Pepsi in 2015
Food Dive
There are still folks alive who remember when drinking soda was an event. People had to go somewhere special to get the stuff - drug store counters, soda shops, and such. And there was an actual profession dedicated to pouring the drinks. They were called soda jerks. And they're probably best explained to younger people today as sort of like baristas, but with funny hats.
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Sugar science: Fructose more 'toxic' than sucrose, suggests mouse study
Food Navigator
Consumption of fructose may be more harmful to a number of key health measures, including mortality and fertility, than consumption of sucrose, according to research in mice. The study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, investigated the effects of comparable amounts of sucrose- or fructose/glucose-containing diets on key organism-level health measures including longevity, reproductive success, and social dominance.
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Nordic diet may reduce inflammation, say researchers
Food Navigator
A Nordic diet may help reduce the expression of inflammation-associated genes in abdominal fat tissue independent of body weight changes, according to research. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at 200 overweight and obese middle-aged adults with at least two features of metabolic syndrome, such as elevated blood pressure or fasting blood sugar levels, abnormal blood lipid values or being at least slightly overweight.
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