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Agriculture and food security go hand in hand
The Canadian
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about one in every eight people around the world suffers from chronic undernourishment. In 2011, 165 million children under the age of five had stunted growth, which has severe impacts on long-term health. In the same year it was estimated that two billion people were anemic, including one in two pregnant women and about 40 per cent of children.
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IUFoST 2014 World Congress of Food Science & Technology
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CIFST is hosting the IUFoST 2014 World Congress of Food Science & Technology in Montreal: Save the Date: August 17-21, 2014.
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Abstract submission is now open for IUFoST 2014 — 17th World Congress of Food Science & Technology
CIFST
The IUFoST 2014 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that online abstract submission is now open! Abstracts can be submitted in 11 different themes for ORAL and POSTER presentations. Please visit the website to consult the abstract topics within each theme. Bookmark your agenda now! The submission deadline is March 3, 2014.
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Solving the global food crisis — 1 package at a time
Canadian Packaging
As the world's population continues to grow, a staggering 30 per cent of the world's food — equivalent to 1.3 billion tons — goes to waste each year. According to the United Nations, the global population is projected to reach nine billion before 2050 while earth's arable land devoted to food production is limited. Minimizing food waste can help close the gap between food availability and population growth.
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Feds discussed bailing out XL Foods to ease fallout from beef recall
The Globe and Mail
Senior federal agriculture officials discussed paying an Alberta slaughterhouse millions of dollars for its tainted meat to help the struggling company and cushion the economic blow at the height of the largest meat recall in Canadian history, in which 18 people were sickened with a potentially deadly strain of E. coli.
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Wal-Mart's online food foray opens new front in grocery battle
The Globe and Mail
The food fight is going digital. Discount behemoth Wal-Mart Canada has quietly started to sell food online, ranging from Halloween candy to gluten-free organic cereals and prepared Thai dishes. Its initiative sets the stage for an even more intense battle with grocery rivals in an already cutthroat field.
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Health Canada takes over food safety agency
Global News
Responsibility for the agency that polices the safety of the country's food supply is moving to Health Canada from Agriculture. The low-key reorganization will place responsibility for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with the Health Department, alongside the Public Health Agency of Canada.
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The most expensive bottle of wine ever produced: Is $168,000 worth it?
The Globe and Mail
It looks like an elongated spinning top made of glass, mounted in a metre-high cabinet made of Australian eucalyptus wood. A strange sight on display at Toronto's Summerhill liquor store, the Penfolds Ampoule has been drawing quizzical stares for the past two weeks for something other than looks. At $168,000, it is the most expensive bottle of wine ever produced.
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Device speeds concentration step in food-pathogen detection
e! Science News
Researchers have developed a system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods by using hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, representing a potential new tool for speedier detection. The machine, called a continuous cell concentration device, could make it possible to routinely analyze food or water samples to screen for pathogens within a single work shift at food processing plants.
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The rise of the manly grocery for the manly man
The Atlantic Wire
Since men are doing more grocery shopping nowadays and food makers are looking to make more money, we're becoming privy to supermarket products that make men feel like men. That means, for example, that food makers are re-branding products for bowel movements, as "high-protein," "ultimate" experiences. And that's just the beginning.
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Study: Oreo cookies are as addictive as cocaine
Huffington Post
The white stuff in between your Oreo cookies may be a "cream" filling, but new research suggests it might as well be cocaine. According to a new study from Connecticut College students and a professor of neuroscience, Oreo cookies (given to lab rats) are just as addictive as cocaine. And yes, just like most of us, lab rats went for the middle first.
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Loblaw cuts 275 jobs, mostly at head office, as grocery war takes toll
The Gazette
The latest casualties of Canada's grocery war may also allude to the progress of a costly multi-year IT and supply-chain overhaul at Loblaw. The country's biggest grocery retailer announced the layoffs of 275 employees, with about 200 of the cuts at Loblaw's head office in Brampton, ON. Those cuts are in addition to 700 head office layoffs announced a year ago and come as the company breaks ground on the critical final quarter of a brutally competitive year in the industry.
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Chicken nuggets at fast food restaurants contain as little as 40 per cent meat
Canada.com
Researchers who conducted an "autopsy" on chicken nuggets from fast food restaurants were shocked at what they saw under the microscope: the nuggets were only about half chicken meat, with fat, skin, connective tissue, blood vessels, nerves and bone fragments making up the remainder. "I was floored. I was astounded," said Dr. Richard deShazo, professor of medicine, pediatrics and immunology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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Agriculture and food security go hand in hand
The Canadian
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about one in every eight people around the world suffers from chronic undernourishment. In 2011, 165 million children under the age of five had stunted growth, which has severe impacts on long-term health. In the same year it was estimated that two billion people were anemic, including one in two pregnant women and about 40 per cent of children.

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Grocery Innovations Canada trade show wraps up with top 10 products for 2013
Hamilton Spectator
Bubble gum-flavoured icing, protein tea and refillable pods for coffee makers are among the items on a Top 10 list compiled by delegates at a recent grocery trade show. Members of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, a non-profit trade association representing more than 4,000 grocery retailers from across Canada, tested and reviewed hundreds of new products to come up with the list that might appeal to shoppers.

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Using maths to make the most of bees for improved food production
Food Navigator
Global food production and bees are closely interrelated — but optimizing how honeybees pollinate food crops could help improve yields, despite declining populations. Shrinking bee numbers have prompted fears of food shortages, as more than a third of global food production relies on animal pollination, largely by honeybees.
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B.C. cheese makers to face more European competition
CBC News
Some B.C. dairy farmers are cheesed with a federal deal that will double the limit of tariff-free imports of certain European cheeses. The expected increase in cheese trade is a part of a larger trade deal between Canada and the European Union that covers nearly all sectors of economic activity, including the dairy industry, and will create one of the world's largest free trade zones.
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