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    E. Coli is good for you?

    August 28, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    According to researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, E. coli bacterium produces a compound that helps human cells absorb iron. E. coli is infamous for its food newsworthiness as the main bacterium culprit in food poisoning cases, but

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    Research in camelina oil shows good cholesterol results

    August 27, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    University of Eastern Finland researchers say that camelina oil can bring down the LDL (bad) cholesterol for people who have an impaired glucose metabolism. Camelina oil is from the seeds of the Camelina sativa, a wild flax plant of European

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    University of Alberta researchers develop healthier recipe for store-bought kefir

    August 24, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    After testing the differences between traditional and store-bought kefir, a pair of University of Alberta researchers developed a healthier formula that could eventually find its way onto grocery store shelves. “We’re building a better kefir,” said U of A PhD

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    Do cooking conditions affect the nutritional quality of pulses?  

    August 24, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    To increase Canadian consumption of beans, lentils, and peas, Dr. Elsayed Abdelaal swapped his lab coat for an apron and got cooking at the Guelph Research and Development Centre where he works as a research scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food

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    The first step towards a food safety culture—staff training

    August 23, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    When it comes to food safety, there isn’t room for error. Contaminated food and damaged products not only risk public health but also can damage brand and company reputation, cost money or even cause the facility to close. That’s why

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    Maple Leaf Foods advances world-leading animal care practices

    August 21, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Maple Leaf Foods recently announced it is investing approximately $28 million to transition its Edmonton poultry processing facility to world-class controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) technology, reflecting its commitment to building on its leadership in animal care, the poultry sector

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    Techniques for reducing sugar content in dairy products show promise

    August 21, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    PHILADELPHIA—Dairy foods are popular among consumers, and sales gross more than $125 billion per year according to the International Dairy Foods Association. With dairy product popularity comes new demands from consumers for healthier, low-calorie products that taste the same as

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    Using mushrooms as a prebiotic may help improve glucose regulation

    August 21, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—Eating white button mushrooms can create subtle shifts in the microbial community in the gut, which could improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, according to a team of researchers. They also suggest that better understanding this

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    PepsiCo buys out SodaStream for $4.2 billion

    August 20, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    On August 20, 2018, PepsiCo, Inc. announced a buyout of US3.2 billion (~CDN $4.2 billion) for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israel-headquartered manufacturer of carbonated beverages gaining entry into the at-home carbonated drink market as a new revenue stream, though SodaStream

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    Saliva could influence taste preferences

    August 20, 2018 by Andrew Joseph

    BOSTON—In case you only thought spit was just something athletes hawked out whenever a camera was on them during a sporting event, saliva is necessary for tasting and digesting food. But according to researchers presenting their findings at the 256th

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