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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 »

Internet, Science & Technology

Food may be key to why giant beavers died out

The beavers that now live in Canada typically weigh 27 kg, but the giant beavers that lived in North America during the Pleistocene era weighed as much as 100 kg and became extinct. Now, two researchers connected to Western University »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

Not enough fruit, vegetables for environmental, human health: study

The world is producing too much grain, fat and sugar and not enough fruit, vegetables and plant-based protein to feed the current population a balanced diet, according to a recent study. ‘A big mismatch’ “What we found is that there »

Health, Society

‘Cut the crap’ urges major health foundation

Using strong language, Canada’s Heart & Stroke Foundation is urging Canadians to avoid highly processed foods and to prepare natural whole foods to eat at home. The campaign marks a sharp change from the past where people were urged to »

Health, Society

Obesity and weight: easy to gain, difficult to lose

It seems whether young or old, once you put on the extra weight, it’s very hard to lose it, and keep it off. New research at McMaster University analyzed hundreds of different obesity and weight-loss studies over the past decade »