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Russia releases more restrictions on Canadian meat imports
CTV News via The Canadian Press
Russia is set to impose new restrictions on its meat imports, a move that is being watched closely by pork and cattle producers in Canada. The guidelines are expected to be related to concerns over the use of the feed additive ractopamine in Canadian livestock.
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Mark your calendars
CIFST
Mark you calendars! CNS-SCN annual meeting May 30 - June 2, 2013.
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Canadian Breakfast at IFT
CIFST
Are you a Canadian attending IFT? Do you know any Canadians? Have you ever been to Canada? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, make sure you book your Canadian Breakfast Ticket when you register for the 2013 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago.
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Harper Government invests in scientific research to fight global hunger
CIDA
Scientific research developed through an innovative fund will help find solutions to combat world hunger and poverty. Today, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Julian Fantino, announced Canada's contribution to the second phase of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).
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Contribute to the latest and greatest in food science and technology
IUFoST
Canada is inviting the world to Montréal in August 2014 for the 17th IUFoST World Congress on Food Science and Technology. Do you want to take part? Do you want your opinions to be heard? Now is your time to act!
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New Brunswick farmers join push for local food labels
CBC News
A group of farmers wants to introduce a new label for local, made in New Brunswick food, which would make it easier for customers to distinguish where their food comes from. The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick began talks with the province, after a survey found its members largely supported a move to introduce labels for locally-grown food. Representatives from the Conservation Council, and the Agricultural Alliance are also part of the ongoing discussions with the province to introduce one standard label for farmers.
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Street food vendors get cautious nod
Ottawa Citizen
Banned for more than half a century for being unsightly, unhygienic and unfair to restaurant owners, street food vendors are set to return to Montreal. The city's commission on economic and urban development "decided unanimously that we should say yes to street food," commissioner and Ahuntsic-Cartierville councillor Étienne Brunet said.
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The global food crisis
The Manitoban
With the many issues facing the world today, we often forget to pay attention to the long lingering problems, which may be the most critical of all. The growing world population and relatively stagnant growth in food production is predicted to threaten a long-term global food crisis that could have disastrous consequences.
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Ontario's greenhouse growers launch campaign
Food In Canada
Ontario's greenhouse growers have launched a new marketing campaign to kick off the spring season. The new Naturally Fresh Inside campaign was unveiled this month by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG). The CBC.ca calls it an ambitious marketing program to boost sales and convince consumers to buy local.
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Growing Forward 2 programs launched in British Columbia
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and B.C.'s Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick announced Growing Forward 2 program details for the agriculture and agri-food sector in British Columbia. The announcement follows the signing of the Canada-B.C. Growing Forward 2 bilateral agreement. "Our government remains focused on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for British Columbia's agriculture industry," said Minister Ritz. "Growing Forward 2 provides flexible, innovative programming for B.C.'s hard-working producers to ensure that the industry has the tools available to remain innovative and competitive, as well as to grow in new and existing markets."
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More parents purchasing organic products
The Gourmet Retailer
U.S. families are embracing organic products in a wide range of categories, with 81 per cent now reporting they purchase organic at least sometimes, according to the Organic Trade Association's 2013 U.S. Families Organic Attitudes and Beliefs Study. Additionally, the majority of those buying organic foods are purchasing more items than they did a year earlier, and new entrants to buying organic now represent 41 per cent of all families — demonstrating increased interest in the benefits of organic food and farming.
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Strict school meal standards may help with weight management
Food Business News
A study has found states with more strict school meal nutrition standards have better weight status with students who receive free or reduced-prices lunches compared with students who do not eat school lunches, according to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics.
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Kraft meets with food bloggers about yellow food dye
FoxNews
Food blogger Vani Hari, from Charlotte, N.C., rallied the troops in Chicago before heading over to Kraft headquarters for a sit down to talk about "dumping the dyes" from the iconic brand's U.S. Mac and Cheese. "In the U.K., Kraft reformulated the product without artificial dyes," Hari said.

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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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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.

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New names for beef, pork are 'consumer friendly'
Farm and Dairy
Consumers will soon find more consumer-friendly names on packages of fresh pork and beef cuts in retail meat cases across the country. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and National Pork Board has announced the new names. The names are expected to start appearing on packages by summer. It is unclear how many cuts will change names, but some popular cuts consumers will start to see with new names include the porterhouse chop (previously a loin chop), pork ribeye chop, bone-in (previously a rib chop center), a pork ribeye chop (previously rib chop) and New York Chop (previously top loin chop).
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Federation of Bakers tentative on increased British wheat imports
Bakery and Snacks
The U.K. could soon become a net importer of wheat for the first time in a decade, but The Federation of Bakers has said that there may be enough of the commodity on the global market to satisfy industry needs.
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