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Building a sustainable food source
Metro
If you have any lingering illusions that your weekly grocery shop is going to miraculously decrease in cost, forget about them. Rising food prices are a reality we will all have to deal with in future. "The era of cheap food is over," said sustainable food expert Paul McMahon, author of Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food, which was published recently. Food experts are adamant that the planet isn't running out of food, but that issues with overproduction and distribution are preventing it from getting to everyone.
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Invitation to CFIA consultation sessions
CFIA
As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) consultation on the revised draft improved food inspection model, two industry consultation sessions remain: one Webinar and one in-person consultation session.
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Asian influence changes Canadian food landscape
Vancouver Sun
One of the top trends in food and general merchandise retail over the next decade will be the "rising power of Asian and South Asian consumers" — a group that will make up 70 per cent of growth in consumer spending, according to CIBC World Markets. After a prosperous decade fuelled by the strength of a rising Canadian dollar, CIBC analyst Perry Caicco told a retail conference in Toronto that Canadian retailers will be looking to the increasing influence of those ethnic communities for future growth.
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Fredericton agriculture lab's future in question
CBC News
The New Brunswick government is considering whether it will close the province's agriculture laboratory in Fredericton, a possibility that is causing concern inside the farming community. Barb Somerville, a dairy farmer, who speaks for the National Farmers Union, said the laboratory provides a critical service for many people in the agriculture sector.
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The uses of mustard in the food industry go far beyond flavour. Mustard is one of the most versatile food ingredients in the world and is being increasingly used for its many unique and natural properties such as an emulsifier, antioxidant, stabilizer, a preservative, and a binder the natural way.
 


Growing Forward sequel now in effect
Country Guide
Bilateral talks between the federal government and each of the provinces and territories are "well underway" on the latest incarnation of their jointly-funded ag policy funding framework, officially launched recently.
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Scientist 'muzzling' to be investigated by federal information watchdog
Huffington Post
Federal policies that restrict what government scientists can say publicly about their work are about to be put under the microscope. Federal Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault has agreed to investigate how government communications rules on taxpayer-funded science impact public access to information.
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Kraft meets with food bloggers about yellow food dye
FoxNews
Across the pond, Kraft's iconic product is made with paprika and beta carotene. In the U.S., Kraft uses Yellow #5 and Yellow #6. Research shows the dyes are made from petroleum in labs and that process leads to carcinogen contamination, which can cause cancer. Some studies have also shown artificial dyes are linked to hyperactivity in children.
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Experts: There's no such thing as a 'miracle food'
NutraIngredients
Researchers and global media should better consider the validity of single scientific studies that report on supposed 'miracle foods' in addition to considering that people do not eat foods or nutrients in isolation, warn researchers. Anti-cancer diets and 'miracle' foods are the dish du jour for global media looking to draw readers or viewers in with often sensationalized reports that do not consider the full weight of scientific evidence.
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Specialist: Demand for fat, sodium and sugar testing in snacks mounts
Bakery and Snacks
There is more demand from snack makers to quantify ingredients with a bad name given new labeling requirements like front-of-pack nutrition panels, says a testing specialist. Rtech laboratories said that these mandatory and voluntary labeling requirements have "rigorous standards" to conform to.
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  Dow introduces Gluten Free Solution

Chemroy Canada Inc., represents Dow/Wolff who has introduced a hydrocolloid that functions very well in gluten-free bakery items. Technical support is available. For more information go to our website or email foodingredients@chemroy.ca
 


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High salt intake causes 2.3 million deaths per year
Bakery and Snacks
Excessive salt consumption accounts for an estimated 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases globally, new data reports.

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Invitation to CFIA consultation sessions
CFIA
As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) consultation on the revised draft improved food inspection model, two industry consultation sessions remain: one Webinar and one in-person consultation session.

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Federal budget ignites debate over what science is for
The Globe and Mail
A federal budget that further cements the Harper government's stance on research and development is fuelling a growing debate over what science is for and the best way to support it.

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Researchers: What's left to discover about trans fats?
Food Navigator
Further research on artificial trans fat and heart health is not necessary, claim the authors of a new review — but there is a need for more research in several other areas related to trans fat. Artificial trans fatty acids in the form of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils are attractive to the food industry because they are solid at room temperature, inexpensive, and can increase the shelf life of foods.
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Expert: Nanoparticles don't migrate from food plastics
Confectionery News
Nanoparticles from food and drink packaging will not migrate into the product, according to a prominent expert in the field. Dr. Roland Franz said that migration studies showed no evidence that nanoparticles of silver and titanium nitride with spheric shape incorporated at various levels into low density polyethylene (LDPE) migrated into food simulants even under severe test conditions.
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Expert: Seaweed is unexploited and brimming with prospects for snacks
Food Navigator
Seaweed is an extremely nutritious yet unexploited food ingredient that holds huge prospects for snack makers, a research expert says. It is estimated that there are between 6,000 and 9,000 species of seaweed (macro algae) across the globe, but only around a dozen have been truly exploited as a food component, according to Lynn Cornish — a leading Canadian seaweed researcher.
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