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Canada beef levy designed to fund R&D
Global Meat News
Canada has introduced a new beef import levy, designed to provide funds for research and market development for the country's beef industry. The levy has been introduced through an amendment to the Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Levies Order.
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Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger
Brantford Expositor
A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food shortages and help combat climate change, will be fried in a pan and tasted by two volunteers.
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Did Canadian geese spread GM seed?
Ag Professional
Canadian officials are debating whether Canadian geese helped spread viable seeds of genetically modified wheat in Canada that were being grown on an experiment farm in August 2012. Agriculture Canada released documents in late July showing Canada geese as possible culprits in spreading the seeds that had been growing at the Central Experimental Farm.
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37 new liquor regulations now in effect in Saskatchewan
Metro News
Another 37 updated provincial liquor regulations went into effect recently, including rules that will allow spas and salons to serve alcohol, and permit restaurants to sell cases of specialty beer directly to customers. "There has never been a single day that this business has been open where somebody didn’t ask us, hey I really like this, can I take it home?" said Greg Hanwell, partner of Regina's Beer Bros. Gastropub and Deli.
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French cuisine threatened by fast food
Waterloo Region Record
The country that gave us the words restaurant, bistro and cuisine is changing how it eats. For the first time in France, fast food overtook traditional restaurant receipts as the economic crisis deepened, and the share of people who pack a lunch for work is rising faster by the year.
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Atlantic Beef lands major grocery chain deal
CBC News
A P.E.I. food company has landed a major contract to supply grocery stores in the Atlantic region. Atlantic Beef Products in Albany will provide meat to most major grocery stores in the region, including Co-Op Atlantic, Loblaws and Sobeys. It's been a good few weeks for the company. It received a British Retail Consortium Global Standard for food safety certificate last month.
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Kellogg's profit rises but revenue falls short as breakfast business falters
MySask.com
Kellogg's profit rose in the latest quarter, but its revenue fell short of expectations as its breakfast business struggled. The maker of Frosted Flakes, Pop Tarts and Eggo waffles said recently that its North American sales rose in the quarter, helped by its specialty foods and the acquisition of Pringle chips last year. But the key morning foods unit saw a 3.3 per cent decline, even as the company tried to get Americans to eat more cereal.
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Taco Bell's 'dialed up' waffle tacos are already breakfast time best-sellers
National Post
Taco Bell says it's expanding its small test of waffle tacos, as it prepares to take its breakfast menu national sometime next year. The fast-food chain says the waffle taco, which includes scrambled eggs, sausage and a side of syrup, was the top seller during breakfast hours at the five Southern California restaurants where they were tested earlier this year. Now the company wants to see how it would fare on a bigger scale.
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What the media has wrong about dairy farmers
Huffington Post Canada
With reoccurring and recycled negative commentary about dairy supply management in the Canadian media, one would think that it, and not money, is the root of all evil. I believe that this country's media and punditry is either ill-informed on the merits of the system, or committed to a world view in which data and practical reality have no place.
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The high cost of eating
Canoe.ca
These days, discount shopping isn't necessarily enough to keep grocery bills low. The price of food in Canada is steadily on the rise. The cost of basic staples such as bread, meat and eggs is increasing at a relatively rapid rate. A recently-released report by Statistics Canada which looked at Canadian food prices between 2007-2012, found prices rose nearly twice the rate of the Consumer Price Index.
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No honey, more problems: A 'catastrophic' year for bee colonies
The Globe and Mail
Freezing temperatures, killer parasites, toxic chemicals: The plight of honey bees is getting worse in many parts of the world and no one seems to know precisely why. This past winter was one of the worst on record for bees. In the U.S., beekeepers lost 31 per cent of their colonies, compared to a loss of 21 per cent the previous winter.
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Pakistani-Canadian farmer fills crop void in Canada
CBC News
Canada has a budding crop of farmers, readying to take over as many of the country's growers set to retire over the next decade. Bob Baloch immigrated to Canada from Pakistan to work in the information technology field, but is now busy growing fenugreek and okra at his organic farm.
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The Cotton Candy grape: A sweet spin on designer fruit
NPR
Can't we just leave our fruit alone? Last year, apple farmers were their fruit in grape flavor to make them more attractive to kids. Now, plant breeders in California have created a grape that tastes like — well, spun sugar and air. That's right, Salties. Say hello to the Cotton Candy grape.
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Yogurt brand aims to develop 'dairy for men'
Food Navigator
Powerful Yogurt was introduced in the United States in March, the brainchild of Carlos Ramirez, the company's founder and CEO, who said he saw a gap in the market for male-focused yogurt branding. The yogurt has a simple, bold design in dark colours, and its ad campaign, based on the slogan "find your inner abs," is intended to target fitness-focused men.

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Consumers aren't scared of sugar — but would like to cut back
Food Navigator
Sugar reduction — rather than substitution — is an area that fits well with consumer concerns about sugar, and big brand moves in the area could spur action from smaller players, according to Mintel.

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1 in 8 Canadian homes faced food insecurity in 2011
CTV News
Food insecurity in Canada is "a serious social and public health problem," says a new report that found nearly one in eight Canadian households couldn't access sufficient, safe and nutritious food in 2011. The study said 3.9 million Canadians were affected and the 330,000 households that were "severely food insecure" were worried they would run out of food before being able to afford more.

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Cropland could feed 4 billion more by dropping biofuels, animal feed
Science Daily
The world's croplands could feed four billion more people than they do now just by shifting from producing animal feed and biofuels to producing exclusively food for human consumption, according to new research from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. Even a smaller, partial shift from crop-intensive livestock such as feedlot beef to food animals such as chicken or pork could increase agricultural efficiency and provide food for millions, the study says.
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Brain imaging studies may shore-up links between chocolate consumption and cognition, mood and behaviour
Confectionery News
Combining functional brain imaging techniques in to behavioural research may help researchers uncover the immediate and long term effects of chocolate consumption on cognition, mood and behaviour, say researchers.
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What product categories generate most volume in a grocery store?
Forbes
The "average" supermarket in the U.S. generates about $15-$20 million in revenues per year, although, depending on store size, focus, competition, and strategy/execution, the annual revenues can be as low as five million dollars to over $50 million.
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Medical foods: Joint efforts are needed on low protein cereal
Food Navigator
There is a great market opportunity for industry and food technologists to collaborate with medical nutrition specialists in order to provide new and improved low-protein cereal-based goods for people with specific medical conditions, say researchers. The new review calls for the production of a greater variety of cereal-based bakery and snack products that are specially formulated to contain low, or no, protein.
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Research: Manufacturers could slice bread baking times by 20 per cent
Bakery and Snacks
Manufacturers could reduce baking times by 20 per cent with financial and environmental benefits for baking companies as it may help to reduce gas usage in the production process. As part of their research into energy saving in different sectors, Campden BRI looked at the various formulation challenges presented by reducing the baking time of white bread.
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Scientists create 'pleasant' alcoholic drink using spent coffee grounds
Beverage Daily
Scientists have invented a novel alcoholic drink made using spent coffee grounds and say tasters consider the spirit a "pleasant beverage" with the smell and taste of coffee. The team said the drink presented a "remarkable coffee aroma" and offered an interesting alternative for spent coffee ground reuse and to expand the distillates market.
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