SUGARJACKED

It shouldn’t be so difficult to figure out how much sugar you or your kids are eating when downing a bowl of breakfast cereal. But it is. For starters, realistic serving sizes are about 30 percent larger than what’s listed on the box. In May 2016 the FDA mandated an increase in serving sizes on […]

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REDUCING EXPOSTURE TO PESTICIDES

Golden Rule: Always Wash Produce Before Eating Even If It’s Organic For your health and the health of your family, be committed. Always wash produce before eating. Whether just picked them from the garden or if the produce is marked as organic, wash thoroughly before consuming to remove the bacterial matter that may have deposited […]

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WHY LABELING GMO FOODS MATTER

Genetically engineered food is chemically treated and heavily processed. Seven out of 10 foods on grocery shelves contain questionable transgenic ingredients, including pesticide residue, yet they require no label identification. Industrially processed cows, pigs and chickens are usually fed genetically modified crops yet animal products like milk, eggs and meat do not require warning labels. […]

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NEW ORGANIC PESTICIDE SHOWS PROMISE

A new organic pesticide developed at New Mexico State University is showing great promise. Called NMX, the essential oil-based pesticide is a safe alternative to conventional chemical pesticides and solutions. NMSU Microbiologist Geoffrey Smith developed NMX with a team of three researchers, who discovered that a mixture of essential oils from common desert plants can […]

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MONSTANO’S PLAYING THE SHELL GAME – AGAIN

The monolithic chemical company, Monsanto, is trying to convince the world that glyphosate, their number one selling herbicide, is not a probable carcinogen as defined by World Health Organization report published earlier this year. According to Reuters, a 16-member panel, assembled by Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy will present its findings to the annual meeting […]

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TACKLING FOOD WASTE

Food is the single largest contributor to landfills today. In Canada, an estimated $27 billion in Canadian food annually finds its way to landfill creating unnecessarily high levels of carbon and methane. That’s approximately 40% of all the food we produce. As consumers, we are responsible for more food waste farmers, grocery stores, restaurants or […]

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SAY NO TO GMO SALMON

The line between genetically engineered fodder and natural food is once again being blurred thanks to the Canadian government. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency rammed through approval of genetically modified salmon without public consultation or assessment of the potential effects on natural fish being affected by GM fish escaping into the wild […]

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FOOD BORNE ILLNESS

Food Safety Magazine published an interesting study on food recalls. The publication tallied recalls from 2015 data from three different agencies—the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS), and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The results produced some disturbing insights. According to the report, the […]

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MAKE MINE WELL DONE

Next time you chow down on that juicy burger grilled on your trusty barby or when ordering your fave from a local drive-thru, better make sure that burger is well-done — really well done. For decades, Health Canada advised consumers to cook ground beef to 71 °C (159.8 °F) — supposedly the tipping point for […]

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ONE IN 10 CANADIAN FRESHWATER BIRDS ARE POLLUTED WITH PLASTIC

A new study suggests Canada’s freshwater birds, just like their ocean-dwelling counterparts, are at risk from our plastic-saturated lifestyles. Scientists are finding bottle caps, coffee cup lids, packing tape wire, foil, Styrofoam pellets in the stomachs of freshwater birds across the country. While much research has looked at plastic pollution in ocean birds, little is […]

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