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Ottawa food truck operators have mixed reviews of city's program
CBC News
Some of Ottawa's food trucks are returning to the streets for the summer but some owners and operators of the trucks have mixed reviews about how the city is running the food truck program. Steven Dupras is the co-owner of the Red Roaster truck in the Glebe and was part of the 17 food trucks and carts added to the streets of Ottawa last year.
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Ontario pushes local food with $11.6 million investment
City News
The Ontario government is spending $11.6 million to help the province's food processing sector. Premier Kathleen Wynne says the money will fund 68 projects to improve access to Ontario food across the province. Wynne, who is also the minister of agriculture and food, says the initiative is fostering more knowledge across the food supply chain.
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No dedicated food inspectors in Vancouver after CFIA cuts, says union
CBC News
The union representing Canada's food inspectors says federal cuts are compromising food safety in B.C.'s Lower Mainland. Metro Vancouver is now the only major metropolitan area in Canada without a team of dedicated food inspectors to investigate cases of food fraud and unsafe retail food displays.
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Smart packaging helps keep consumers safe
University of Guelph
If you've ever bought a ready-to-eat package of sushi at the grocery store, you may have noticed that the person who prepared and wrapped your meal included a blob of wasabi on the tray. It's a convenient way to add some pungent flavour to your sushi, but you might not know that it also serves another purpose: it protects your food from micro-organisms.
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Improving global food trade could help alleviate water scarcity
Food Navigator
Foods that are grown, produced, and traded internationally have a major impact on global water scarcity, according to new research suggesting water should be better considered in the food trading equation. Global food producers and traders should better consider the amount of water it takes to produce crops in different regions, and consider how this affects local water scarcity, say researchers writing in Ecological Economics.
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You say umami; I say MSG: How the two are one and the same
Food Dive
Seaweed has been salty and strawberries sweet, but how do you describe chicken soup? Or Parmesan cheese? For years, this identifiable-yet-inexplicable flavor profile was excluded from the four accepted taste categories: sweet, salty, bitter, and sour. Until 1908, that is, when a Japanese scientist rocked the food world with an idea conjured up over a cup of soup.
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Paper wine bottles take eco-packaging to the next level
Food Magazine
Paperboy, a new brand of wine in the U.K. is taking environmentally friendly packaging to the next level by packaging its wine in cardboard sleeves. According to Paperboy's website, their product is the first 100 per cent fully recyclable wine. The packaging is 80 per cent lighter than glass so it requires less fuel to transport, and it is made with 'ultra-green' packaging materials.
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Frito-Lay fires up brand engagement with Doritos Jacked flavour experiment
Bakery and Snacks
Frito-Lay's Doritos Jacked "bold flavor experiment" asking consumers to vote on mystery flavours will create buzz and drive brand engagement, the snack titan says. The company recently rolled out three mystery Doritos Jacked flavours and asked consumers to vote on their favorite flavour. The most popular snack will brought back to shelves this fall.
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Wrigley controls gum sweetness with encapsulated enhancers
Confectionery News
Wrigley has filed a patent to enhance the sweetness of sucralose in chewing gum using encapsulated sweetener enhancers - a method that could help it to reduce costs. It its patent application filed this month it said that the sweetness of sucralose and other sweeteners could be improved by sweetener enhancers that were pre-treated with an encapsulating agent.
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In response to strong demand, a limited number of tabletop exhibits are available in 4 different Canadian Marketplaces in the EXPO happening at the Palais des congrès in Montreal.

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Oats: fibre-filled superfood
The Western Producer
My dad starts every day with a bowl of oatmeal. I used to think it boring but now I have begrudgingly come to realize there is a lot of wisdom in his actions. Oats are a superfood because of the fibre content. As a whole grain, oats are high in both insoluble and soluble fibre and both are needed for a healthy diet.

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Quinoa crops could be coming to a farm near you
University of Guelph
Quinoa, a crop that was once limited to parts of South America, is about to get a lot closer to home. Food science professor Massimo Marcone and Jamie Draves, owner of Katan Kitchens in Campbellville, ON, have teamed up to study the viability of Ontario-grown quinoa.

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How test-tube meat could be the future of food
CNN
In a nondescript hotel ballroom last month at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, Andras Forgacs offered a rare glimpse at the sci-fi future of food. Before an audience of tech-industry types, Forgacs produced a plate of small pink wafers — "steak chips," he called them — and invited people up for a taste. But these were no ordinary snacks: Instead of being harvested from a steer, they had been grown in a laboratory from tiny samples of animal tissue.
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Oats: fibre-filled superfood
The Western Producer
My dad starts every day with a bowl of oatmeal. I used to think it boring but now I have begrudgingly come to realize there is a lot of wisdom in his actions. Oats are a superfood because of the fibre content. As a whole grain, oats are high in both insoluble and soluble fibre and both are needed for a healthy diet.
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    The ways food tricks our brains (The Atlantic)
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No dedicated food inspectors in Vancouver after CFIA cuts (CBC News)
Report: Organic industry achieved 25 years of fast growth through fear and deception (Food Safety News)
Common chicken traits may be recent developments (Feedstuffs)

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