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New Food Science Exhibition Opens In Ottawa


CANADA AGRICULTURE AND FOOD MUSEUM EXPLORES THE SCIENCE BEHIND FOOD PRESERVATION The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s (CAFM) new exhibition, Food Preservation: The Science You Eat, gives the topic of food science centre stage. The CAFM’s mandate, to foster scientific and technological literacy, meant the science behind food preservation was a natural fit. “Early testing on the topic of the …

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Government Grant Helps Rural Farmer’s Product Development

NOVA SCOTIAN BEEKEEPER RECEIVES RESEARCH HELP AFTER RECEIVING NSERC ENGAGE GRANT Text by Lindsay Grummett When Margaret Cornect and her husband bought land in rural Nova Scotia over 20 years ago, they decided to start a blueberry farm. “We realised we would need bees to pollinate the blueberries so I bought two beehives,” says Cornect. Since then Cornect Family Farm’s …

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Diet Beverages Play Positive Role In Weight Loss

A groundbreaking new study published recently in Obesity, the journal of The Obesity Society, says drinking diet beverages helps people lose weight. “This study clearly demonstrates that diet beverages can in fact help people lose weight, directly countering myths in recent years that suggest the opposite effect – weight gain,” said James O. Hill, Ph.D., executive director of the University …

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Industry Summit


Circle Monday, August 18 at 5 p.m. in your calendar. On the second day of the IUFoST World Congress three leading industry experts from Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Campbell will discuss the challenges their respective sectors face and how the industry as a whole can work to achieve common goals. All congress delegates, participating sponsors and exhibitors will have the chance …

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Fresh over Fast

Randy White, President of Sysco Canada, dishes on how the appetite for fresh and healthy is affecting the industry Interview by Nicolas Heffernan The fresh food movement is moving quickly and Randy White won’t let Sysco get left behind. The president of Sysco’s Canadian operations is trying to position the company to meet both consumer and client demands for fresh …

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Growing the Food Industry in PEI


Prince Edward Island’s fast-developing food technology cluster has an opportunity to turn small-scale, artisan businesses into tourism for the province. Text by Lindsay Grummett Prince Edward Island’s fast-developing food technology cluster has an opportunity to turn small-scale, artisan businesses into tourism for the province. With its striking red soil and country charm, PEI is a favourite vacation spot for tourists …

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The Father of Fusion


Text by Nicolas Heffernan Sitting down in Luckee restaurant, it’s hard not to notice Susur Lee. After being on TV for years, the face is recognizable yet he’s bouncing from table to table, greeting guests, before he jumps into the kitchen – all seemingly endless energy. Lee opened Luckee, serving Chinese cuisine with around-the-clock dim sum service, at the SoHo …

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Reinforcing Continuing Education Through CFS Certification


Every day the global food enterprise becomes more and more complex. The worldwide demand for food is increasing, and supply chains are more global and interconnected than ever. As a result, the need to easily identify knowledgeable food professionals that meet scientific and workforce needs along the value chain is imperative to delivering safe, quality food to consumers. Continuing education …

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Cereal Killer


RECENT TRENDS HAVE LED TO LOWER CEREAL CONSUMPTION, BUT FOR COMPANIES THAT CAN FIND A NICHE, CEREAL CAN STILL BE LUCRATIVE Text by Nicolas Heffernan There’s a killer on the loose. Cereal has been a staple of breakfasts for more than 100 years but changing consumer demands have become cereal killers for world famous brands like Kellogg and General Mills. …

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Creating the Best Recipe


FOR THE ONTARIO FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROCESSING INDUSTRY TO GROW AND PROSPER Text by The Honourable Gary Goodyear, P.C., M.P., Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario) As the minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, or FedDev Ontario, I would love to host a dinner party for the food and beverage processing …

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