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Respect farm animals and the health risks they can pose
Guelph Mercury
March 15 to March 21 is Agricultural Safety Awareness Week, a campaign to promote farm safety across Canada through educational workshops. Growing up on a farm, my parents diligently instilled a culture of safety in me and my brothers. One lesson in particular served me well: Respect animals, they are unpredictable. Being a cowgirl, I often rode high-spirited bucking animals, galloped my quarter horse around barrels and swirled ropes to catch animals and herd cattle.
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More countries ban Canadian beef due to BSE fears; tally now at 5
Calgary Herald
Three more countries have banned Canadian beef imports in response to this country's newest BSE case, bringing the total tally of new border closures to five. In the past three days, Taiwan, Belarus and Peru have announced restrictions on Canadian beef in light of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy discovered earlier this month on a farm near Spruce Grove. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed last week that the cow was born in March 2009 — 21 months after the Canadian government implemented an enhanced feed ban aimed at preventing the spread of the disease.
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P.E.I dairy farmers forced to dump milk
Farm Focus
Some (Prince Edward) Island farmers will have good reason to cry over spilled milk after the latest winter storm forced them to dump whatever they had in storage because trucks couldn’t reach them to pick up their product. Harold MacNevin, chairman of the Dairy Farmers of P.E.I., said he started hearing about farmers having to dump milk Tuesday (Feb. 17) because some roads were impassable for trucks that need a lot of room.
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Food safety to play important part in 2015 dietary guidelines
Food Safety News
What should we eat to be healthy? That’s an important question, because, according to the recently released Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, what we eat has a lot to do with how healthy we are. It’s as simple as that.
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Feed kids peanuts early on to avoid allergies, new research suggests
Global News
It's advice that's going against the grain, but new research is suggesting that feeding peanuts to babies as early as four months old could lessen the risk of allergies.
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Diet research built on a 'house of cards'?
CBC News
The next time a headline about diet and disease catches your eye, check the fine print of the study. If it is based on a food questionnaire — and there's a good chance it will be — then the conclusions should be handled with caution.
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Food Safety Teen Activist Rachel Parent to meet Health Canada Officials with questions on GMO Labeling
CNW
After Health Minister Rona Ambrose had a private meeting with founder of Kids Right To Know, Rachel Parent, she was so impressed by her, that she facilitated the next step: a meeting between Rachel and selected officials from Health Canada.
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Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers: study
Canadian Grocer
Halal food and beverage is predicted to be a global US$1.6 trillion industry within the next three years, yet Canadian halal shoppers feel they are not being well served by either food manufacturers or major grocery chains.
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Purina Beneful Dog Food blamed for thousands of dog deaths
Huffington Post
A new lawsuit is blaming a common brand of dog food for the deaths of thousands of pets. The suit, filed in California, names Nestle Purina Petcare Company, alleging Purina's Beneful food contains toxins that are poisoning and killing dogs, according to NBC. Plaintiff Frank Lucido claims that one of his dogs died and two others became ill after being fed exclusively Beneful for over a month. All three of the pets were being kept in separate houses at the time due to home renovations.
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Vitamin B.S.
The Atlantic
In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned hundreds of scientists, doctors, and food manufacturers to Washington, D.C. to discuss a weapon that would help the U.S. win World War II: vitamins.

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Food security project going global
University of Guelph
A University of Guelph research project that has already improved the livelihoods of small-scale Asian farmers will further expand worldwide, thanks to more than $4.2 million in federal support announced this afternoon.

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Mars, IBM to use genetic data for food safety understanding
Confectionary News
Mars and IBM Research have created a consortium which will use advances in genomics to boost food safety. The consortium will conduct a metagenomics study to categorize and understand micro-organisms and the factors that influence their activity in a normal factory environment.

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Would you pay a tax on soda?
Canadian Grocer
A tax on sugary drinks and snacks is one way a U.S. government panel of nutrition experts thinks Americans can be coaxed into eating better. Some members of Congress are already pushing back on the idea, saying the panel has overstepped its bounds.
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    Which CPG brands do Canadians trust most? (Canadian Grocer)
Top U.S. nutrition advisory panel poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol in diet (National Post)
Study says organic milk offers no nutrition boost (Inside Science)
Is gluten-free growth heading downhill? (Canadian Grocer)
Is fat the sixth basic taste? (Food Navigator)
Supplement industry under fire (Toronto Star)

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