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There's more to bees than honey
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From the Duchess of Cambridge's anti-ageing facials to breakthroughs in nanotechnology, the contribution of the humble bee to society extends far beyond honey, writes Reese Halter. This holiday season I'd like to suggest that we all take a couple moments and give gratitude to the world's 1.7 trillion honeybees for giving us our food, cotton, beeswax, honey, and medicines, and for inspiring next-generation innovations. More

OFA President: Ag innovation committee a good idea but too late
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A recently-established federal government committee designed to give federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz advice on agricultural innovation is a great idea but it should have been established two years ago, says Ontario Federation of Agriculture president Mark Wales. More

Harper government announces Federal Growing Forward 2 programs
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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has unveiled three new federal programs under Canada's new agricultural policy framework Growing Forward 2 that will streamline investments in the agriculture and agri-food sector. The new programs will focus on strategic initiatives in innovation, competitiveness and market development to further strengthen the sector's capacity to grow and prosper. More

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Statistics Canada highlights Ontario agriculture's changing dynamics from 1991 to 2011    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's probably no surprise that Ontario agriculture has changed since 1991, but the gravity in which these changes have taken place is underestimated until you look at the statistics. Statistics Canada released information from its 2011 Census, which highlight some of the changing dynamics happening in Ontario agriculture. More

PotashCorp, Saskatchewan government contribute $50 million to University of Saskatchewan food research
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A new centre is being developed to look at food supply as a growing world population needs to be fed. The Global Institute for Food Security, based at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, will look at everything from boosting crop yields to government agricultural policies. More

Evidence of world's 'oldest' cheese-making found
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Scientists may be one step closer to uncovering the origins of cheese-making, as evidence thousands of years old has been uncovered. What would a Neolithic cheese have tasted like? Truly an ancient art, no-one really knows exactly when humans began making cheese. More

General Mills on a quest for all-natural labe-friendly yeast and mold inhibitors
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General Mills is seeking label friendly ingredients that prevent the growth of yeasts and molds in dry packaged fruit-based foods. More

Could ending your fatty food habit cause withdrawal symptoms and depression?
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Even before obesity occurs, eating fatty and sugary foods causes chemical changes in the brain, meaning that going on a diet might feel similar to going through drug withdrawal, according to a study published today by Dr. Stephanie Fulton of the University of Montreal's Faculty of Medic More

Cargill/Coke-funded study: Safety data for stevia extracts is 'robust'
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All stevia glycosides are safe with respect to their genotoxic/carcinogenic potential, says a new review that seeks to silence doubts once and for all about the ingredient's potential in food and beverage products. More

UN: Food prices dip in November, index down from a year ago
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A United Nations agency says prices of basic foods fell by 1.5 per cent last month, with the international prices of all commodities except dairy products dropping. The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization said that the decline puts the value of its November index nearly 3 per cent below a year ago. More

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