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    Join friends & colleagues in Niagara Falls, Ontario
    May 27-29, 2012
    as we celebrate CIFST's 50th National Conference

    To register please visit: (click on the 2012 conference tab)
    Early Bird Registration ends April 15, 2012

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    the sponsors of the CIFST 50th National Conference taking place May 27-29, 2012 in Niagara Falls.

    The conference committee would like to take this opportunity to thank each sponsor for their generous support of CIFST's 50th National Conference.

    IUFoST Elections and Congress News: Canada's Dr. Rickey Yada has been elected IUFoST President-elect, Term 2012-2014, effective August 9, 2012
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    The election for members of the IUFoST Governing Council and Scientific Council 2012-2014 will begin on Tuesday, 10 April and conclude at end of day, 8 May 2012. Voting Delegates will be receiving their passwords for the election site on Monday, 9 April. More

    FYI: Why does some food taste bad to some people and good to others?
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    People who have a lot of papillae - the bumps on our tongue, most of which house our taste buds - often find flavors overwhelming. They're "supertasters", and as such they add cream to their coffee and order food mild instead of spicy. Subtasters, on the other hand, have low papillae density and prefer their chicken wings "atomic". More

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    Investment in agriculture is imperative
    Winnipeg Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    From 1950 to 1990, yield improvements in global food production enabled farmers to feed a population that doubled to 5.3 billion people, with food prices declining by one per cent per year during that time. Since 1990, the rate of yield improvements has slowed in most countries, including Canada. This pervasive slowdown is reflected in record high food prices and elevated concerns about food security. If we don't reverse that trend, we're in trouble. More

    New research to improve food safety recalls, traceability
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    New research out of Alberta aims to improve food safety recalls and traceability systems, while also offering scientists a better method for tracking animals. The research project, funded in part by Genome Alberta, focuses on using DNA to improve food safety and traceability systems around ground beef. More

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    Red wine, fruit compound could help block fat cell formation
    E! Science News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A compound found in red wine, grapes and other fruits, and similar in structure to resveratrol, is able to block cellular processes that allow fat cells to develop, opening a door to a potential method to control obesity, according to a Purdue University study. More

    Sweets and fast food linked to depression
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    Diet and mental state seem to be tightly entwined, with new research showing an increased risk of depression in junk-food eaters. More

    CFIA to overhaul meat inspection rules
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    The federal government is set to overhaul Canada's meat inspection rules to get rid of "irritants," saying the plan will help smaller businesses and align Canadian regulations with U.S. policies, without lowering food-safety standards. More

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