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    Nutrigenomics and traceability are the subjects of two new IUFoST SIBs
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    The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) has released two new Scientific Information Bulletins (SIBs) on the topics of Nutrigenomics and Food Traceability. More

    Food-borne illnesses on the rise in the US
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    Foodborne disease outbreaks caused by imported food appeared to rise in 2009 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics Canada data indicates that close to 60 per cent of food imports are from the US. More

    Bull genetics on the block
    Montreal Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Beef producers in Quebec say that Western Canada has nothing on the top grade steaks and roasts cut from the carcasses of beef cattle born and raised in la belle province. Many are wondering, however, if that quality can be maintained after two decades’ old government programs that have helped finance Quebec beef producers' quest for genetically superior bulls - a key ingredient in the production of premium meat - are axed at the end of this month. More

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    Anti-aging: Juicing and improve health
    The Canadian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Detoxifying your liver then means that your body can process out more of the chemicals that most people are regularly exposed to - because the liver's detoxification capacity then becomes available. Because your liver is also your prime fat burning organ, detoxifying your liver will also mean it's easier to lose excess weight. More

    Coffee not linked to psoriasis
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    First it was beer, then it was cigarettes. Finally, researchers have found a vice that's not tied to psoriasis: coffee. More

    Food allergy test called 'waste of money'
    Winnipeg Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Commercial tests that claim to determine whether a person has food allergies, sensitivities or an inability to tolerate certain foods are a waste of money, warns a Toronto allergy specialist, who wrote about the issue recently in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. More

    Pink slime: Does it taste as gross as it sounds?
    The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    All this angst over "pink slime" has made one thing clear: We don't always know what we're getting when we bite into a big juicy burger. More

    Ryerson food safety graduate helps African village create local food supply
    The Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In Ontario, food travels an average of 4,500 km to reach a table. If anything were to happen to disrupt the distribution chain, Toronto would have only three days' worth of fresh produce. A sustainable food supply system is even more critical in underdeveloped nations. More

    Use new cultures to boost cheese capacity
    Food Business News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    New Choozit fresh starter cultures allow quark and other fresh cheese manufacturers to boost capacity without increasing their milk consumption or investing in extra equipment, according to DuPont Danisco. The cultures may extract up to 4 per cent more curd from milk than other cultures, according to the company. More

    New antibiotic could make food safer and cows healthier
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    Food-borne diseases might soon have another warrior to contend with, thanks to a new molecule discovered by chemists at the University of Illinois. More

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