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Opportunities in Fermented Foods

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By: Julianne Suleski The end of 2016 saw a merger between an unlikely pair – the world’s second-largest food and beverage company, PepsiCo, and a small fermented drinks maker, KeVita. This could only mean one thing: fermented beverages have reached an unexpected level of success and are likely here to stay. The trend of kombucha, kefir, kimchi and other fermented …

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Food and agriculture among Canada’s best prospects for trade with China

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Canada’s agricultural products and food manufacturing services are considered among the best prospects for trade with China, according to new Conference Board of Canada research for the Global Commerce Centre. “Chinese demand is projected to rise for many of the goods and services in which Canada holds a global comparative advantage,” says Julie Ades, Senior Economist, Global Commerce Centre.  “Natural resources, some services industries, and food manufacturing are …

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CHFA names top five natural health trends in 2017

CHFA is Canada's largest national trade association that represents retailers, manufacturers, distributors and importers in the natural health and organic products industry

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Canadian food science company partners with hemp food manufacturer

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Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. recently announced it has entered into a letter of intent with Lexaria Bioscience Corp., a Kelowna, BC-based food sciences company, for the licensing of its proprietary absorption and palatability enhancing technology for hemp food products

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Testing chocolate for antioxidants

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Food scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a faster and cheaper way to quantify antioxidant levels in chocolate

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Carisma Potato arrives

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The arrival of the Ontario-grown Carisma potato from EarthFresh Farms gives food lovers an alternative to other potatoes in grocery stores

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Fast-cooking dry beans provide more protein, iron than ‘slower’ varieties

Beans are a versatile, inexpensive staple that can boost essential nutrients in a diet, especially for people in low-resource areas where food options are limited. To get the most out of these legumes, new research suggests choosing fast-cooking dry beans could be the way to go. A study in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that fast-cooking beans …

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