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Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Science and Technology

Toxic pesticide traces in honey

Honey is one of nature’s oldest natural sweeteners. However scientists have discovered that this natural product now has something very unnatural in it, toxic neonicotinoid pesticides. The neonicotinoid group of chemicals are the most common class of pesticide in world-wide» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Talking about food : news and reports by RCI

You want to know more about what Canadians are eating? What’s in their plate and where is it coming from? What grows in Canada and what is the impact of agriculture on the environment? Read Radio Canada International’s reports on» 

Lifestyle

Toronto to host big halal food festival

For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be» 

Economy, Education, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Grocery shopping: How do you make your choices?

How do food shoppers make their choices…that’s the question being studied at the University of Guelph. A special type of lab to study the question has been created, in fact, it’s unique..possibly in the world. Michael von Massow is a» 

Society

Remote Churchill short of food after huge blizzard

Residents of the remote community of Churchill are hoping a train will finally get through heavy snow and bring them food this afternoon. Store shelves are almost empty after a major blizzard hit the area 1,000 km northeast of Winnipeg.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle

In search and discovery of Canadian cuisine

It was a journey of tens of thousands of kilometres as Lenore Newman set off back and forth across Canada to answer the question, “what is Canadian cuisine”. Lenore Newman (PhD)  is Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Science and Technology

Another setback for groups opposed to GM salmon

Environmental groups have been very concerned since the government granted approval for the creation of genetically modified salmon. A bio-tech firm established in the maritime province of Prince Edward Island has created a salmon that grows bigger, faster than natural» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Government seeks to boost healthy eating habits

Canada’s Health Minister announced plans to change its official food guide, change labelling rules and restrict the marketing of junk food to children. In an address to the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, she announced the start of a consultation process to» 

Animals, Economy, Health, International, Lifestyle

Documentary- Bugs on the Menu

Bugs on the menu?  No it’s not some tiny creature crawling across a menu, the bugs are the menu. Ian Toews, director, cinematographer, co-producer Bugs on the Menu © supplied In a world where the population is growing, and resources to» 

Indigenous, Society

Food costs could eat up half of northern incomes

A new report suggests that food is so expensive in Canada’s remote northern communities that people would have to spend more than half their incomes to meet basic nutritional needs as set out by the government. The information came from»