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Do we need a gadget to tell us when to eat a banana?
The Globe and Mail
Are you planning to eat that? New wearable and smartphone technology is coming that can tell you whether it's a good idea. Some of the technology is already here. Looking for a sensor-filled cup that can tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi? A jar that sends nutrition information up to the computer cloud and down to your wrist?
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What is a genetically modified Arctic apple?
Times Colonist
The Arctic apple — genetically modified to resist turning brown using the apple's own DNA — was created by B.C.'s own Okanagan Specialty Fruits and recently approved for commercialization in the United States. FDA approval for sales to consumers is expected this month.
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Ritz's Agricultural Growth Act now law
Country Guide
There was applause here when plant breeders, seed companies and farmers at the Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale heard the Agricultural Growth Act, with its stronger intellectual property rights, was about to receive royal assent.
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Trade mission to China in April will promote Ontario agricultural products
Better Farming
China is a growing market for Ontario agricultural products and provincial government officials along with others are headed there next month to help the sector tap into opportunities in the Chinese market.
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Are eggs back on the table?
Canadian Grocer
Many were shocked by the recently released 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and its position on dietary cholesterol. Namely, that there wasn't one. The report states that cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for Americans, while it continues to advocate for reductions in added sugars, saturated fat and sodium.
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Saskatoon-based food safety organization gets funding from Ottawa
Canadian Grocer
A roughly half-million dollar investment by the federal government will go toward making testing more efficient for a Saskatoon-based food safety organization. Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc. will receive $549,278 from Ottawa for new equipment to "expand and modernize" its testing efficiency.
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Yes, processed food 'makes' us fat, but science provides two new clues as to why
Forbes
It's no secret that more people are overweight or obese than not these days. But the question continues to be why the rates are increasing, despite so much public health knowledge about healthy eating and exercise. While overeating is not technically an addiction, it certainly mirrors the disorder in many ways. And as such, it's the brain and behavior research that's really providing some of the best clues into the obesity crisis. This may not be so surprising, since after all it's the brain, rather than the belly, that controls our relationships with food. Now, a new study does a formal assessment of which foods are the most "addictive" to humans. And it's exactly the ones you'd think.
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Reusable Packaging Association calls for 'extreme caution' on biofilm research
Food Production Daily
The Reusable Packaging Association has called for 'extreme caution' on research by the University of Arkansas, which claims bacteria forms biofilms, including salmonella, listeria and E.coli, on reuseable plastic containers (RPCs) used to ship fresh produce, meats and eggs.
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B.C.'s booming greenhouse tomato industry definitely not in the red these days
The Province
B.C.'S GREENHOUSE vegetable industry is heating up as more people seek food grown close to home. The industry, which contributes about $700 million each year to the provincial economy, is steadily growing — from 276 acres under glass in 1997 to 765 acres this year. While farmers' fields remain bare, greenhouse-grown tomatoes and cucumbers can already be found in grocery stores after flourishing through the winter.
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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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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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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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Will food halls come back?
Canadian Grocer
Remember food halls? You may have shopped at one with your grandmother when you were a kid. You might have picked up Christmas candies at Eaton's in Toronto or bought fancy, imported chocolates from La Maison Ogilvy in Montreal.
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Canadian taste test: Do we like it salty or sweet?
CBC News
What tastes and flavours are particularly appealing to Canadians, that could set us apart from other nationalities? Let's start with salt, and Canadians' reputation for loving salty food. Canadians do eat a great deal of salt — too much, as health experts keep telling us.
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The most recalled foods in Canada and Quebec over the past 2 years
Montreal Gazette
In Canada, food recalls are not a common occurrence — at least not to the general public. Recalls tend to make the news when they involve large food companies or dangerous pathogens like listeria or salmonella. To wit, a quick search for food recalls in the Montreal Gazette's archives only turned up a few stories over one year.
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Metro partners with Chatelaine on multi-platform campaign
Canadian Grocer
Chatelaine is getting a monthly serving of fruits and vegetables for the next year. The Rogers Publishing title has partnered with Metro Ontario on a multi-platform marketing campaign called "The Kitchen Apprentice."
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Food safety to play important part in 2015 dietary guidelines (Food Safety News)
Food Safety Teen Activist Rachel Parent to meet Health Canada Officials with questions on GMO Labeling (CNW)
Respect farm animals and the health risks they can pose (Guelph Mercury)
Purina Beneful Dog Food blamed for thousands of dog deaths (Huffington Post)
More countries ban Canadian beef due to BSE fears; tally now at 5 (Calgary Herald)
Diet research built on a 'house of cards'? (CBC News)

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