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Higher food prices may not hurt Canadian shoppers
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Bad weather across much of the United States and parts of Europe is driving up the cost of some food stuffs, but Canadian consumers are not expected to feel the full effect. Corn and soybean production in the U.S. has been cut by up to 13 per cent this summer because of drought and prices for those commodities have jumped by as much as 40 per cent since June. Poor weather in Ukraine, Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe has hurt wheat crops and sent wheat prices up 36 per cent this year. The question now is how hard those rising prices will hit consumers. More

McDonald's plans to open vegetarian-only restaurants in India
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McDonald's Corp., the fast food chain that brought the hamburger to the world, is opening what may be its first vegetarian-only restaurants. The world's biggest hamburger chain said that the locations in India will serve only vegetarian food because of customer preferences in the region. The company could not immediately say when the restaurants would open or how many there would be. Already, McDonald's restaurants in India do not sell beef or pork, and that its kitchens are separated into sections for cooking vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. More

What foods can help prevent vision loss?
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Does eating carrots really improve eyesight? Or are there other foods that may prevent a decline in vision that results from macular degeneration? More

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Photos: 9 superfoods to boost your brain power
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There's no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these 'smart' foods to your daily eating regimen. More

Study questions how much better organic food is
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Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out — and concluded there's little evidence that going organic is much healthier, citing only a few differences involving pesticides and antibiotics. Eating organic fruits and vegetables can lower exposure to pesticides, including for children — but the amount measured from conventionally grown produce was within safety limits, the researchers reported. More

Futurist envisions aquaculture and GMOs to feed the planet
The Toronto Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's been said that, when it comes to the future of food, thought falls along one of two paths. There's the Malthusian-influenced idea that, as population outstrips resources, we're about to hit hard times, or the thinking that future technologies will be so advanced we'll have revolutionary forms of super food, like full meals in the form of a nice, compact, calorie-free blue pill. More

A multi-disciplinary approach to food crises
The McGill Reporter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Feeding the world is complicated. And if there's any major public issue that engages many academic disciplines at once, this is surely one. Agriculture. Environment. Economics. Engineering. Politics. Human nutrition. Health sciences. Geography. Geology. Sociology. It's a long and by no means complete list. More

Can science prevent the great global food crisis?
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The storm is coming. One of the great dependables of modern life — cheap food — may be about to disappear. If a growing number of economists and scientists are to be believed, we are witnessing an historic transition: from an era when the basics of life have been getting ever more affordable, to a new period when they are ever more expensive. More

Bitter tastes quickly turn milk chocolate fans sour
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Dark chocolate lovers can handle a wider range of bitter tastes before rejection compared to milk chocolate fans, according to Penn State food scientists. In a test of bitterness rejection levels in chocolate, people who prefer milk chocolate quickly detected — and disliked — milk chocolate with a bitter substance added to the candy, according to Meriel Harwood, a graduate student in food science. Dark chocolate fans had significantly higher tolerance to the added bitterness than people who like milk chocolate. More

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Local woman itching to get allergy awareness system on the market    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Courtenay woman has invented a system she hopes will give allergy sufferers the freedom to eat their meals outside of the home and she's working hard to get restaurants on board. Susan Cameron suffers from food allergies and understands the social isolation that comes from being unable to join friends for a meal in a restaurant or pub. For the last five years, she has been developing FAAST — Food Allergy Aware Systems Technology — a two-pronged approach for communicating allergies to restaurant staff and treating allergic reactions in the event of food contamination. More

Study: Agriculture students should study business
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High school students considering a career in agriculture in the next five years should focus on acquiring marketing, management and other business skills according to a new cross-Canada survey conducted by Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada. More

Brainy beverage: Study reveals how green tea boosts brain cell production to aid memory
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It has long been believed that drinking green tea is good for the memory. Now researchers have discovered how the chemical properties of China's favorite drink affect the generation of brain cells, providing benefits for memory and spatial learning. The research is published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. More

The science of pesticide-free potato chips
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There is no question that the organic food industry is booming. Even junk food makers are clambering aboard the organic train, as a quick walk through the aisles of almost any supermarket demonstrates. Now available? Organic chocolate bars. Organic jelly beans. Even organic potato chips. More

Space-age food served up with seeds of success
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An eggplant the size of a basketball, and a cucumber half a meter long seem, at first glance, out of this world. They are, literally. Chinese scientists have created more than 120 varieties of plants by sending seeds into space over the past 25 years. The varieties are making their way to dining tables and even grabbing a market share in some areas, industry insiders said. More

Inspection modernization: IMO invitation
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The Federal Budget 2011 provided the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) with funding over five years to modernize and strengthen food safety in Canada. This represents an exciting opportunity for the CFIA to build on the existing foundation and improve current inspection approaches and tools. More

 IMO Invitation: Additional industry face-to-face sessions across Canada in September and October 2012

Area Date Time Language Location
Halifax (Dartmouth), NS September 27, 2012 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. English Days Inn Dartmouth, 20 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth, NS
Burnaby, BC October 2, 2012 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. English Executive Hotel & Conference Centre, 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby (BC) TBC
Winnipeg, MB October 3, 2012 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. English Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg (MB) TBC
Drummondville, QC October 15, 2012 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. French Best Western Plus Hôtel Universel, 915 Hains Street, Drummondville (QC)
Mississauga, ON October 17, 2012 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. English Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, 970 Dixon Road, Toronto (ON)

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