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Health & Wellness

Food Fraud: A Growing Problem

Fake organic vegetables, diluted honey with added sugar, “extra-virgin” olive oil mixed with vegetable oil, fish sold under another name, expired products repackaged and returned to grocery shelves... Food fraud is an economic crime that’s growing rampant around the world. It is now part of the day-to-day considerations of the farm-to-table food industry. It’s also...

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What You Need to Know About Salmonellosis

Does the thought of eating undercooked chicken make you shudder? It should, because there’s a real risk of becoming contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella is the bacteria that cause salmonellosis, an infectious food-borne zoonotic disease that can lead to serious health problems in some people. (Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted directly or indirectly between...

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Replacing Trans Fats in the Industry

Who doesn’t enjoy eating French fries or potato chips from time to time? After all, frying is one of the oldest and most popular forms of cooking. It gives food that taste, colour and texture we love so much. Of course, most fried food is not exactly what you could call “healthy”. Partially hydrogenated oils...

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Everything You Need to Know About Listeriosis

Listeriosis is a foodborne illness primarily caused by ingesting food contaminated with a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes. Approximately 150 Canadians are infected with listeriosis each year. Though rare, listeriosis can sometimes lead to death, especially in people with weakened immune systems, such as the elderly, pregnant women (and their fetuses), and very young children. How...

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Eat Meatless Meat

As people become more aware of the health and environmental risks of red meat, a growing number of Canadians are looking to curb the amount of meat in their diets. Some are adopting a more plant-based diet; others are giving up meat altogether (roughly 4% of the population is currently vegetarian). The most popular alternative...

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Insects on the Menu

The world population continues to grow and is projected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. Numbers like these make it painfully clear that conventional animal farming will soon not be enough to supply the world's population with meat. The search for new sources of protein is crucial and urgent. Among the possible options, insects appear...

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Ready-to-Eat: A Growing Food Trend

In today's fast-paced world, people are spending a lot less time cooking. Working professionals, students, young families - you name it. It seems that everyone's lives are too hectic to find time to prepare meals. Cooking has now become more of a hobby than a daily activity, and home-cooked meals are increasingly being relegated to...

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The War on Trans Fats

Fat is an important part of any healthy diet. It provides essential fatty acids and energy, and helps the body absorb needed vitamins like A, D and E. To function properly, our body needs a steady minimum intake of fatty acids. But not all fats are made equal. What about trans fats? Are they really...

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Surviving the Holiday Excess

The holidays are just a few days away. For many people, it’s a time of no-holds-barred excess: Non-stop eating and drinking, busy days and late nights. And, of course, several rounds of shopping-til-you-drop. All this can add up to a lot of unwanted waste, hangovers and extra pounds. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to...

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What Do Food Expiry Dates Really Mean?

A lot of people throw out food as soon as it reaches its expiration date. But can you actually poison yourself by eating expired food? The dates marked on packaged foods are important and useful, but only if they are properly understood and interpreted. And that’s where the problem lies. Vast quantities of perfectly healthy...

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