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CIFST Announces...2015 LEAD 360 Program representative!
CIFST
CIFST is pleased to announce that Milana Abramovich, Food Scientist - Flavour Technologist at Flavorcan International, has been selected as the CIFST representative for the 2015 LEAD 360 Program, a global leadership development experience lead by allied organization, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
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Register now for the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) Annual Conference — May 28-30 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canadian Nutrition Society
Pre-conference workshop topics include "Food for Health" and "Recent Developments in the Management of Obesity." For more conference details and to register, please visit: https://cns-scn.ca/annual-meeting
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Selling farmland is about more than speculation
The Globe and Mail
Land is a precious asset for any country, just like gold. And we can't produce more of it. As farmland prices rise, some Canadian provinces are feeling compelled to take action. According to Farm Credit Canada's most recent report, average farmland values in Canada showed a 14.3-per-cent increase in 2014, compared to a 22.1-per-cent increase in 2013 — and farmland in Saskatchewan increased the most in value.
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Quebec quota system hurting maple syrup industry, agriculture minister says
Financial Post
Quebec is hurting its dominant position in the global maple syrup industry through a quota system that stifles production, the province's agriculture minister says.
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Vitamin B3 may help prevent recurrence of common skin cancers in people at high risk
CTV News
For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.
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Food guide under fire at obesity summit
CMAJ
Health Canada may soon strike juice from the fruit and vegetables food group, Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion Hasan Hutchinson implied at the Canadian Obesity Summit in Toronto.
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USDA rules will require safety labels, cooking instructions on tenderized beef
Brandon Sun via The Associated Press
The government will soon require labels on packages of beef tenderized by machines so shoppers know to cook it thoroughly. The Agriculture Department said Wednesday the labels will be required starting in May 2016. Mechanically tenderized meat is poked with needles or blades to make it tender, a process that can transfer bacteria like E. coli or salmonella from the outside of the cut to the inside. Since many people eat cuts of beef that aren't fully cooked in the centre, that bacteria can pose a safety hazard.
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Here's why food companies are rushing to sell mini snacks
Maclean's
The Big Gulp will forever have a home at 7-Eleven, but the rest of the snack food industry has begun to shun the "go big" mantra. This week, Starbucks introduced the Mini Frappuccino. Mini cupcakes have become a staple dessert at weddings and in specialty bakeries. And earlier this year, Coca-Cola announced it would ramp up the distribution of its 222-mL mini cans of Coke across Canada.
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How Metro is tackling food waste
Canadian Grocer
Metro has launched a food recovery program with food bank Moisson Montreal that will involve 65 Montreal-area Metro and Super C stores by the fall. The program will help recover of about one million kilograms of food per year, or the equivalent of 88,000 shopping carts.
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Consensus on caffeine: Coffee is healthy, expert says
CBC News
Take a deep whiff of that coffee and enjoy your first sip because it's good for you. Aaron E. Carroll, a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine who also writes for the New York Times, took on the challenge of demystifying the stigma of drinking too much coffee.
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New USDA survey reveals alarming increase in honeybee mortality rate
The Globe and Mail
As the Ontario government moves to restrict the use of an agricultural pesticide some blame for pollinator insect deaths, a new report from the U.S. government says the honeybee mortality rate soared to 42 per cent in the past year.
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Nanoparticles in consumer products significantly alter normal gut bacteria
Food Quality News
Exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles at levels that could be present in foods and drinking water could lead to measurable changes in the gut microbiota, say researchers.
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How noise affects the palate: When flying, taste buds prefer savory tomato
Science Daily
If you're planning to fly over the holiday, plan to drink some tomato juice. While examining how airplane noise affects the palate, Cornell University food scientists found sweetness suppressed and a tasty, tender tomato surprise: umami.
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China's middle class turns to organics after food safety scares
The Guardian
Rat meat masquerading as lamb, cabbage doused in formaldehyde, rice containing arsenic and rotten-meat burgers, all cooked in recycled oil collected from a sewer. This is not a menu from a dystopian nightmare, but a small sample of the food safety scandals that have besieged Chinese consumers in recent years.
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Fertility of world's soil reaching peak that will threaten food supplies, scientists warn
The Independent
The fertility of the world's soil is reaching a peak that will threaten global food supplies this century unless more is done to preserve the long-term viability of existing farmland, according to a group of leading scientists
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Bill Gates bets on growing demand for sustainable foods
CNBC
"This is not a product for vegetarians," claimed Patrick Brown, a Stanford biologist and physician turned food-tech entrepreneur about the meatless yet purposely meatlike hamburger his Redwood City, California-based start-up, Impossible Foods, is developing. "Our whole reason for doing this is to provide choices for people who are uncompromising meat lovers."
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Continued growth for frozen sector
Food and Drink Technology
The frozen retail market has again demonstrated resilience in the face of a volatile retail industry, according to the latest retail figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
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