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Toronto looking at loosening food truck laws
The Globe and Mail
The City of Toronto is looking at loosening up the laws that affect gourmet food trucks. Increasing the amount of time food trucks can remain in one place and making it easier to get a permit are among a handful of new suggestions by Toronto's municipal licensing and standards division to make its roads friendlier to food vendors.
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Food of the future: Bugs, seaweed and vertical farms
CBC News
Farms in the sky, meat gardens, and crunchy winged snacks — these could be food sources of the future. CBC science columnist Torah Kachur explores the tastes of tomorrow in a CBC Radio special, Food of the Future. Kachur speaks with Memorial University entomologist Tom Chapman about how low-fat, high-protein insects could became part of a balanced diet, and even samples some cricket cookies.
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Pesticide residue found on nearly half of organic produce
CBC News
Nearly half the organic fresh fruits and vegetables tested across Canada in the past two years contained pesticide residue, according to a CBC News analysis of data supplied by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Of the 45.8 per cent of samples that tested positive for some trace of pesticide, a smaller amount — 1.8 per cent — violated Canada's maximum allowable limits for the presence of pesticides, the data shows.
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Organic food industry says current regulations work
Global News
People in the organic food industry are defending current regulations after a Burnaby bakery was exposed for putting "organic" labels on bread that didn't meet the criteria between 2006 and 2009. "This took place in 2006, three years before we had an organic regulation in Canada. It's exactly why the sector went to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ask for a regulation to encourage and require compliance and consumer trust," said Matthew Holmes of the Canadian Organic Trade Association to Jill Krop on Unfiltered.
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Quebec's ice wine industry prepares for battle
Yahoo!
Charles-Henri de Coussergues is one of an estimated 120 Canadian vintners taking part in the laboured yearly exercise of making ice wine. After the first frost, his three hectares of vidal grapes shrink on the vine. Inside each orb, the liquid becomes thicker and sweeter with each successive frost. De Coussergues needs several freeze-thaw cycles for his grapes to reach the necessary 35 per cent sugar content.
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Study: Radio-frequency drying slashes acrylamide in potato chips
Bakery and Snacks
Using radio-frequency to dry partially fried potato chips can limit acrylamide formation, finds research. The study published in the Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture investigated how much impact radio-frequency post-drying had on limiting the potential carcinogen in potato chips.
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Study confirms that coffee doesn't make you dehydrated
CTV News
For coffee lovers, forget what you've heard about your cup of joe being dehydrating. A new study suggests it's no more dehydrating than water. Researchers at Birmingham University in the U.S. took a group of 50 healthy men and had half of them drink four cups of coffee a day for three consecutive days. The second group drank four glasses of water instead.
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A way forward for Canada's food manufacturing industry
Farms.com
The George Morris Centre, Canada's largest agriculture think tank released a commentary, which aims to make sense of the recent food manufacturing closures. The report entitled, "The Heinz and Kellogg Closures: What Direction for Canada’s Food Manufacturing Competitiveness?" is penned by Bob Seguin, Executive Director of the George Morris Centre.
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Should GMOs play a role in fighting global hunger?
CBC News
As the world's population continues to grow, the 21st century could see us facing an unprecendented hunger crisis. That's the problem that inspired the site Feeding 9 Billion and its new video series, the first episode of which looks at the role that science and technology can play in averting a global catastrophe.
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USDA criticizes Canadian meat inspection
Global Meat News
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) the lowest of three scores on its meat audits. The findings were based on the USDA's audit of seven food processing facilities, two labs and five CFIA offices in 2012. Based on six components, the audit found that CFIA performed "adequately" in maintaining equivalence and meeting the criteria, and the USDA pointed to three areas of concern.

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Food of the future: Bugs, seaweed and vertical farms
CBC News
Farms in the sky, meat gardens, and crunchy winged snacks — these could be food sources of the future. CBC science columnist Torah Kachur explores the tastes of tomorrow in a CBC Radio special, Food of the Future. Kachur speaks with Memorial University entomologist Tom Chapman about how low-fat, high-protein insects could became part of a balanced diet, and even samples some cricket cookies.

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The high cost of low food prices
The Globe and Mail
The new year may well bring fresh casualties in the food retailing business. Canada just lost one player in 2013 — Safeway, Canada's No. 4 food retailer, which was gobbled up by No. 2 Sobeys. Increasingly aggressive pricing strategies in the food business have brought delight to Canadian consumers, but retailers should worry that the situation will worsen before it gets better.

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Banned — milk, yogurt, chocolate, cheese, eggs
National Post
An Ontario parent says the list of allergenic foods prohibited from his daughter's Grade 1 class is so long that it has become almost impossible to make a nutritious lunch in the morning. Fearing the risk of anaphylactic shock among one of its students, the Toronto-area school has made a list of prohibited snacks, including peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, sesame seeds, melon, avocado and all dairy products.
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Fast food chains are desperate to kill the dollar menu
TIME
Cheap menu items undoubtedly draw in fast food diners. Yet many fast food franchises would like dollar menu deals to disappear anyway. Fast food franchises have long had a love-hate relationship with dollar menus and other cheapie promotions. Over the years, the biggest players in fast food have regularly tweaked selections at the low-price end of menus with the hopes of wooing frugal customers and maintaining healthy profits.
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New research: Horsemeat anniversary: Few lessons learnt
Food Navigator
Few lessons have been learnt from the horsemeat crisis, claims new research commissioned by supply chain consultancy Achilles, as an influential committee of MPs urged retailers to buy more local food. More than 80 per cent of large U.K. food manufacturers report the scandal had made no difference to how they manage information about their suppliers, according to the report published – the anniversary of the discovery of the first U.K. contamination.
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Photos: Food and drinks trends to watch out for in 2014
Yahoo!
As we say goodbye to the hot food trends of 2013 — kale, cupcakes, bacon-chocolate flavour, and slider burgers — this year we see new life in the culinary landscape. Foodies and chefs have worked their magic and the public is ready for change. See below for some of the food trends we expect to see in 2014.
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McDonald's and Ferrero announce partnership
Confectionery News
McDonald's Hong Kong and Italian chocolate company Ferrero has joined forces to launch a limited edition Golden Moments series. The McCafe x Ferrero Collection includes two drinks and one coffee cake inspired by Ferrero products. It will sell New White Chocolate Coffee, a white chocolate and sweetened coconut latte available iced or hot and comes with a free Ferrero Collection Confetteria Raffaello candy.
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Oxfam: U.K. 'has some of the highest and most volatile food prices'
Independent
Britons face some of the highest and most volatile food prices in Western Europe, according to published research. The U.K. was one of the worst performers in a global food index compiled by Oxfam, coming 13th overall, despite being the world's sixth richest country.
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