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Non-browning Arctic apple breaching GMO defences

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Non-browning Arctic apple breaching GMO defences

Arctic apple provides obvious evidence of GMO benefits By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media It seems rotten apples may be on their way out. A genetically engineered non-browning apple, developed in Canada, called Arctic, has recently been approved for sale in Canada and the United States. The regulatory bodies in both countries feel that the […]

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The ugly side of food waste: $100B in food wasted annually

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
The ugly side of food waste: $100B in food wasted annually

Loblaw campaign to reposition “imperfect” produce in stores battles food waste By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media We waste a lot of food; tons of it, in fact. Indeed, some studies suggest that the overall cost of food waste in our country exceeds $100 billion annually. In response, Loblaw has decided to take action. The […]

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Most Canadians don’t understand food nutrition labels

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Most Canadians don’t understand food nutrition labels

How simplifying and standardizing food nutrition labels can help with better food choices By John Millar and Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski for Troy Media With January coming to an end, those of us who vowed to eat better in 2015 have probably already given up. That’s not surprising, considering that most people grossly underestimate both the amount of […]

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Ripple Creek Farm sliced ham recalled due to listeria

January 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ripple Creek Farm sliced ham recalled due to listeria

Inspection agency asks consumers to check their homes for Ripple Creek Farm sliced ham The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling Ripple Creek Farm sliced ham due to a possible listeria contamination. The product is labelled as Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham, and is distributed by Overwaitea Food Group in British Columbia and Alberta under the brand of […]

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Informed Dining program helps diners choose wisely

October 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Informed Dining program helps diners choose wisely

Dr. Paul Martiquet  Everyone loves to eat out. But don’t you wish you knew what was in restaurant food? That is where BC’s Informed Dining program steps in to help. Anyone who enjoys eating out knows how convenient and pleasurable the experience can be. Someone cooks the food you want; someone else brings it to your […]

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Healthy food, exercise best alternative to diet fads

August 15, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Healthy food, exercise best alternative to diet fads

No miracle cures or supplements can replace healthy food, active lifestyle Dr. Paul Martiquet   Every so often we hear about the newest medical discovery or supposedly healthy food that promises to solve, cure or prevent something we should be worrying about. On a regular basis some product or ingredient jumps into the news announcing […]

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BC farmers markets are a big hit

July 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
BC farmers markets are a big hit

BC farmers markets are reaching out to consumers Business is booming at BC farmers markets, thanks to support from both new and long-time customers. A recent report states that over half of participants visit a BC farmers market two to three times each month, while 20 per cent came as new customers. Participating in the […]

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We Heart Local recognizes local food producers

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
We Heart Local recognizes local food producers

Buy Local Eat Natural promotes BC’s finest local food producers Buy Local Eat Natural is launching a province-wide awards program to recognize and promote British Columbia’s local food producers. The We Heart Local Awards will be held from July 1 until August 5 and invites all residents to patronize and nominate their favourite local food […]

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Vancouver Coastal Health program teaches kids about farming and cooking

June 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Vancouver Coastal Health program teaches kids about farming and cooking

Vancouver Coastal Health project teaches kids about food from the ground up Vancouver Coastal Health is undertaking a youth project to educate young students about farming and cooking. Since 2011, the kids at James Thomson Elementary in Powell River have visited local food farmers learning about the healthy food in the area. Eventually they will […]

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How to avoid E.coli and salmonella infections this summer

May 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
How to avoid E.coli and salmonella infections this summer

Don’t let nasty bacteria ruin your BBQ: How to avoid E. coli and salmonella infections With summer just around the corner, more people are taking advantage of warmer weather and longer days and enjoying eating a meal outside. Don’t let nasty bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella ruin good times with family and friends. Whether […]

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