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U of G among world's top agricultural sciences schools
University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is among the best universities in the world for agricultural sciences, according to a new international survey. U of G placed 12th globally – right behind Harvard University – and fifth in North America for agricultural sciences in an inaugural global ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S.-based publication has published American college and university rankings for 30 years; this year’s survey is its first international comparison of universities.
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Grocery food rating system helps shoppers choose healthier
CBC News
Atlantic Superstores and SaveEasy grocery stores on P.E.I. are using a new rating system that helps shoppers choose healthier items on the shelves. A couple of months ago, stars started showing up in the lower right corner of price tags in the stores as part of the Guiding Stars food rating program.
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Hot grocery trends for 2015
Canadian Grocer
So what will be 2015’s biggest grocery trends? In a nutshell, craft foods delivered same-day to aging boomers. That’s an amalgam of several of the trends, as predicted by U.S. grocery expert Phil Lempert in his annual look at what will be hot for the coming year.
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Emerging markets hungry for Western food deals
The Globe and Mail
United Biscuits shows emerging markets buyers remain hungry for Western food. Murat Ulker, the billionaire behind Turkey's top chocolatier, is gobbling up the maker of McVitie's and Penguin biscuits. UB's private equity owners, Blackstone and PAI Partners, meanwhile, will be relieved to finally clear this one out of their cupboard.
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Euromonitor: Insects could feed growing global appetite for protein
Food Navigator
Euromonitor International is the latest organization to back the potential of insects to help meet growing global demand for protein. Last year, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) released its assessment of insects as food, concluding that despite their potential benefits to health, the environment and livelihoods around the world, Westerners' "disgust factor" was a major barrier to more widespread acceptance.
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Small farmers in Canada are 'a dying breed,' but what does that mean for our food supply?
National Post
Where have all the farmers gone? More than 80% of the world’s farmers farm on less than five acres of land, often for little financial benefit, yet their hard work means access to healthy food for the rest of us. Family farming is so vital to the health of our food and ecosystem that the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) named 2014 the International Year of Family Farming.
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At the Forefront of Food Processing
CRC Press - Taylor & Francis group LLC
At the Forefront of Food Processing Share Food preservation – a major concern for the food processing industry, where the issues of maintaining both product quality and microbiological safety are key. The principle culprits for food spoilage and safety issues are microorganisms. Ozone is a triatomic form of oxygen and is a potent disinfectant for water treatment, food processing and preservation. Examine this and more in the new book Novel Food Preservation and Microbial Assessment Techniques.
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Bakers are behind the food safety curve
Bakery and Snacks
Food safety is important for bakers but use of technology is behind the curve and more could be done, says a technical expert. Speaking to BakeryandSnacks.com, Blake Hutzley, technical advisor at the Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturing Association (B&CMA) and ex-Kellogg R&D manager, said that while food safety was important for bakers, companies had to do more.
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Army eyes 3-D printed food for soldiers
NPR
Army scientists have spent decades concocting meals that last without refrigeration and survive high-altitude airdrops. And now, the Army is eyeing a new form of cooking: 3-D printing! Yes, food that comes fresh out of a printer, for our troops. Lauren Oleksyk, a food technologist leading the team at the Army's Natick research center, lays out the vision.
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B.C. food safety program is good for business
Food In Canada
A new program from the B.C. Food Processors Association (BCFPA) will help ensure foods produced in the province are among the safest both nationally and internationally. The program is designed to assess processors' current food safety management systems and develop plans to improve those systems. The program will also provide funds for food safety improvements in a facility for items such as employee training and new equipment that will help processors move toward and achieve HACCP and other certifications.

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Hot grocery trends for 2015
Canadian Grocer
So what will be 2015’s biggest grocery trends? In a nutshell, craft foods delivered same-day to aging boomers. That’s an amalgam of several of the trends, as predicted by U.S. grocery expert Phil Lempert in his annual look at what will be hot for the coming year.

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Can biotechnology help produce a new generation of natural sweeteners?
Food Navigator
While the technological, commercial, and social challenges to the successful development of biotechnology capable of large-scale high-potency sweetener production are considerable, so are the potential benefits to society, say researchers. Global demand for naturally sourced, zero-calorie sweeteners has increased significantly over the last decade as consumers have become increasingly health conscious.

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Burger King selling Whoppers on eBay prior to launch in India
Brand Eating
Ahead of the opening of their first restaurant in India, Burger King looks to generate some buzz by pre-selling their Whoppers on eBay so that customers and pre-book their Whopper of choice befroe picking it up during the grand opening, while scoring a free T-shirt at the same time.
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Coca-Cola Life goes national
Food Dive
Coca-Cola Life, the new stevia-sweetened drink with fewer calories than traditional Coke, is heading to store shelves nationwide. The world's largest beverage company announced it would begin distributing the mid-calorie soda across the U.S. following a successful test in recent weeks in the southeast U.S.
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On the money: Kellogg stands firm on cereal plans
Just Food
"There is no quick fix in this business," Kellogg CEO John Bryant conceded recently after reporting another challenging quarter for the US group's breakfast cereal business. However, with sales still under pressure, analysts are asking why Kellogg should be investing more in cereal than it is in snacks.
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Developer: Protein gummies hit sweet spot of convenience, taste and consumer weariness with other sources
Confectionery News
Protein fortification continues to be a hot topic, with high protein forms of shakes and other beverages, nutrition bars, cereals and other foods crowding the market. Now startup company Rap Protein LLC has expanded the idea into a new area with the launch of a line of high protein gummies. Packing protein into a gummy is a first for the market, said RAP marketing director Michael Sayles.
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