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Maple Leaf warns of food price increases
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Maple Leaf Foods has said that consumers should expect to see higher prices for their meat and bread products starting next year, due to the rising costs of getting those items onto shelves. The Toronto-based meat and bakery company, which also reported weaker third quarter earnings, outlined plans to raise its prices in the first quarter of 2013 due to higher raw materials costs. More




The Government of Canada continues to closely monitor regulatory developments
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The Government of Canada continues to closely monitor regulatory developments and how the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is implemented. Biennial Registration Renewal for Food Facilities began on October 22, 2012. Facilities must renew their registrations in order to comply to the FDA. Section 102 of FSMA amends section 415(a)(2) of the Food Drug & Cosmetics. More

Food Banks Canada calls on Ottawa to take action on hunger
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Food Banks Canada is calling on the Harper Conservatives to take action as a record number of Canadians turn to charity for their groceries. The new hunger count report shows in a typical month this year 882,000 people took food from food banks across the country, nearly 40 per cent of them are children. More

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Breakfast sandwiches: Your stomach says yum, but your arteries don't like them
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You may love fast-food breakfast sandwiches. But new Canadian research suggests your arteries do not. A study done at the University of Calgary shows that even in healthy young volunteers, these high-fat meals have an almost immediate — though temporary — effect on the functioning of blood vessels. More

From sea to dinner table
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There's something fishy happening at Sobeys and it could be worth $200 to you. Until Nov. 21, the chain is running a contest to promote its sustainable seafood program. But before we get to the contest, a little background. More



Beef processing resumes at XL Foods
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Workers are processing beef at the XL Foods plant in Brooks, AB. for the first time in a month. The plant's first shift of workers arrived under the watchful eye of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and JBS, the plant's new manager. Empty cattle liners left the plant, a sign that slaughtering has resumed. More

Debating red wine's health benefits
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Depending on the study, day of the week or which way the wind blows, red wine is a healer or a killer. Since the early '90s, when researchers noticed French people drank a lot of red wine yet remained healthy and thin, North Americans have been obsessed with unlocking its health secrets. More



Couple of weekly portions of oily fish can help ward off stroke
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Eating at least two servings of oily fish a week is moderately but significantly associated with a reduced risk of stroke, finds a study published on the British Medical Journal website. But taking fish oil supplements doesn't seem to have the same effect, say the researchers. Regular consumption of fish and long chain omega 3 fatty acids has been linked with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease and current guidelines recommend eating at least two portions of fish a week, preferably oily fish like mackerel and sardines. But evidence supporting a similar benefit for stroke remains unclear. More

2,4-D-resistant field corn, soybeans pass safety tests in Canada
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Dow Chemical is close to selling controversial corn seed genetically modified to withstand dousing with the herbicide 2,4-D to repel 'superweeds' on Canadian farms. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have completed three out four mandatory safety assessments on Dow AgroSciences' 2,4-D-tolerant field corn and soybeans and approved the crops for human and animal consumption and plant biosafety. More

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A heady discovery for beer fans: The first gene for beer foam could improve froth
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The yeast used to make beer has yielded what may be the first gene for beer foam, scientists are reporting in a new study. Published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the discovery opens the door to new possibilities for improving the frothy 'head' so critical to the aroma and eye appeal of the world's favorite alcoholic beverage, they say. More



Study: Food may cause almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions
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Food production accounts for up to 29 per cent of man-made greenhouse gases, twice the amount the United Nations has estimated comes from farming, a study published said. Looking at emissions across the food system — including forest clearance, fertilizer production and transport — rather than just farming itself — agriculture research organization CGIAR said much more work was needed to cut climate change emissions from food. More



Study looks at the impact of fast-food fat on heart health
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Scientists have compiled a significant amount of evidence illustrating the negative impact of fatty foods on the human heart and now a Calgary research group says those effects can be seen immediately. A study is underway at the University of Calgary to measure how quickly damage occurs in the arteries after consuming a high-fat meal. More

Soy-based sealant works like glue
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Ontario's soybean farmers are hopeful a new asphalt sealant will become the latest addition to a growing list of products made from their crop. The dark, watery sealant, called RePLAY, contains about 60 per cent soybean oil, as well as polymers from recycled materials that can help bind asphalt together. More



The science behind the snacks you crave and why you crave them
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Modern science may have figured out why you may be eating more of that Halloween candy than even the trick or treaters and it's not just because it tastes good. Dr. Marcia Pelchat, a leading researcher at the Monell Chemical Census Center in Philadelphia, is constantly conducting experiments to unlock the mysteries behind our individual tastes and smells. More


 
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