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    Sodium campaign a flop? Study uncertain on change in eating habits    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    An ad blitz to get people to reduce the salt in their diets may not have had much impact. A government study couldn't tell whether the "Give Your Head a Shake" campaign changed any eating habits in a test case in eastern Ontario. More

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    Gluten-free diets could be dangerous
    The Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The $4.3 billion global market for gluten-free foods is feeding on a myth of gluten sensitivity that could actually be hurting people with genuine allergies, a new analysis says. Among them: missing a genuine diagnosis of serious but rare celiac disease, eliminating the nutrients from gluten for the wrong reasons and spending more money than necessary for more expensive gluten-free products. More

    Greek yogurt takes palates by storm
    The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Its rise from niche dairy curiosity to mega-seller is a triumph of marketing. The product, which is strained through cheesecloth to produce a thicker, creamy yogurt, has been around for centuries. But the marketing push is new. More

    Coca-Cola can't say when process modification coming to Canada
    Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Coca-Cola Co., cannot say when Canadian pop drinkers can expect changes to its Coke products even as the cola giant makes modifications in the United States to avoid a cancer warning label on cans sold in California. More

    Red meat linked to higher risk of premature death
    Calgary Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Hamburgers and hot dogs are getting even more grilling. A new study indicates that eating unprocessed red meat (hamburger, pork, roast beef, lamb) and processed meats (bacon, hot dogs, bologna, sausage) may increase a person's risk of premature death and raise their risk of death from heart disease and cancer. More

    Demand high for BC niche food products
    Time Colonist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Strong demand for BC's premium food products at home and abroad is expected to propel the annual value of the province's agricultural output from $10.5 billion to $14 billion over the next five years. More

    Tasty and nutritious energy drinks
    The Province    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    March is a time when many of us spring into action, increasing our outdoor activity and our heart rates. With a blender and splendid ingredients at the ready, fuelling that ability to get more mobile can be a tasty, colourful and nutritious experience. More

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