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Canada Bread closes Quebec bakery
just-food.com
Canada Bread Company has announced plans to shutter its snack cakes bakery in Shawinigan, QC, at the beginning of May. The site currently produces a number of branded snack cakes including Cadbury, Chevalier and Obsession. The closure will affect 74 employees who currently work at the factory.
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Canadian Breakfast at IFT
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Government's Growing Forward 2 agricultural policy praised, panned
The Leader-Post
The federal and provincial governments say the new Growing Forward 2 agricultural policy framework, which was officially launched this week, will invest $388 million in Saskatchewan over five years, an increase of more than $25 million a year over the previous Growing Forward framework. "Growing Forward 2 provides flexible, innovative programming for Saskatchewan's hard-working farmers to ensure they have the tools they need to remain competitive and expand into new markets," federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in a press release.
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Industry voices dominate at Canadian Food Summit
Rabble.ca
Fellow Canadians, have you eaten today? If you did — and even, or especially, if you didn't for lack of physical or economic access to food — you should know that behind closed doors sits a group of industry leaders claiming to be non-partisan, objective, independent and representative. They are hammering out a national food strategy for Canada.
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Chr Hansen targets dairy players with vitamin K-boosting probiotic
Dairy Reporter
Probiotic leader Chr Hansen is targeting dairy players with an L. Lactis probiotic strain it says produces vitamin K at significant enough levels to utilise approved health claims. Vitamin K helps the body to absorb calcium into bones and has won a health claim from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that states: "Vitamin K contributes to the maintenance of normal bones."
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Without adequate funding, deadly wheat disease could threaten global food supplies
EuerkAlert!
Disease-resistant wheat developed over the past half century helped ensure steady world food supplies, but a global team led by researchers from the University of Minnesota warns in a new paper that without increased financial support for disease resistance research, new strains of a deadly fungal disease could leave millions without affordable access to food.
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Hormone levels detected in food deemed safe
Brampton Guardian
Canadian health officials insist levels of the steroid hormone progesterone, found in butter, cheese and cream are not high enough to raise concerns. A study released today by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) concluded that 737 samples of butter, cheese and cream found to contain progesterone do not pose a health risk to consumers. The hormone is primarily used therapeutically to synchronize reproductive cycles to time artificial insemination.
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Study: Regular cocoa flavanol intake could help maintain brain health
Confectionery News
New research claims regularly eating cocoa flavanols could protect people from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. The study by Cimini et al. published in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry found that cocoa polyphenols trigger neuroprotective activity.
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Using social media to tell Ontario agriculture's story
Blackburn News
A Middlesex County dairy farm and social media advocate says many consumers have a hard time realizing agriculture and farming results in food. Andrew Campbell says that's the main push behind a new initiative called Dinner Starts Here. The program involves a number of passionate young farmers using social media tools to tell agriculture's story to consumers.
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Study: Smaller soda sizes may actually increase sales
Food Navigator
Consumers tend to buy more soda when offered it in packs of smaller sized servings than when offered a single large drink, according to new research. The U.S.-based research suggests that restricting certain the sale of large portions of food and drinks may in fact be counterproductive, because it leads consumers to buy more of a smaller size.
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Study: Western diet lifestyle may lead the way to an early grave
Food Navigator
Consumption of a 'Western-style' diet could reduce the likelihood of reaching old age in good health and may increase the chances of early mortality, according to new research. The new data from a study of adults in the U.K. find that adherence to a 'Western-style' diet — including fried and sweet food, processed and red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products — reduces a person's likelihood of achieving older ages in good health and with high functionality.
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Canadian Breakfast at IFT
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Contribute to the latest and greatest in food science and technology
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We want you to contribute to the latest and greatest in food science and technology! 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?

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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 next week, a move that is being watched closely by pork and cattle producers in Canada.

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Room to grow: Bakery sector fiber health claims
Bakery and Snacks
The bakery industry may prefer nutrition content to genuine health claims — a state-of-affairs that reflects the relative few claim-backed nutrients available to breads, cereals, bars and other baked products — but options do exist.
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Ontario farm values vault to new heights
Better Farming
"I think it's a big tax grab," says one farm owner of his property's value increasing by nearly 50 per cent; a recent FCC report suggests values continue to climb.
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How are market-leading kids' cereal firms tackling health claims?
Bakery and Snacks
Use of health and nutrition claims on kids' cereal is widespread, but manufacturers are using them with caution and the majority favor nutrient content claims. Kellogg, General Mills, Weetabix and others have a great number of fortified kids' cereals on shelf.
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