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Food and Nutrition
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(NC) Genetically modified foods — also known as GMOs — are blamed for many things, including an increase in the development of allergies. But that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, GMOs like a gluten free wheat or a hypoallergenic peanut could make some foods safer for people with allergies.
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(NC) The country's latest census reveals that for the first time, Canada has more seniors than children. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, the increase in the share of seniors in the 2016 census compared to five years earlier is the largest seen since 1871, a clear indicator that the national population is aging rapidly.
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(NC) There's a perception among some consumers that foods with genetically modified ingredients are a nonstarter and that GMOs should be eliminated.
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(NC) Canadians love Florida citrus — a healthy eating choice, it brings a welcome blast of southern sun into our long, cold winters. However, citrus greening disease is threatening to wipe out every Florida orange grove in the next decade.
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(NC) Bananas are a school lunch and snack favourite for many families, and are widely considered part of a healthy diet.
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(NC) Canadian food products are increasingly decked out in a multitude of food labels about everything from allergens and fat to genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. It's all meant to help consumers make healthy eating choices, but too much information can be overwhelming — especially about a topic like GMOs, where there are a lot of questions.
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(NC) Feeding your family healthy food year-round can be a challenge. On top of being crunched for time, facing allergies and dietary limitations, and dealing with picky eaters, you also need to worry about the affordability of healthy eating.
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(NC) Modern plant breeding describes the methods used to improve plants, which help plant breeders introduce beneficial genes, modify existing ones and remove detrimental genes with a range of very precise tools.
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(NC) Modern plant breeding is a term to describe the methods used to improve plants. These innovations help plant breeders introduce beneficial genes, modify existing genes and remove detrimental ones with a range of very precise tools.
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(NC) We have access to one of the most abundant, safe and affordable food supplies in the world, thanks in part to pesticides used to protect crops.
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(NC) It can be confusing to read signs and labels at the grocery store. From “organic” to “natural” to “GMO-free,” there is so much information about food available.
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(NC) Farmer Brett Schuyler loves the responsibility of farming and growing food.
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(NC) During fall and holiday entertaining, desserts often command the spotlight. For inspiration, use the beautiful, vibrant colours of autumn to inspire unique desserts.
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(NC) Simple yet elegant, great for both everyday and a holiday, stuffing can elevate meals to a new level. Today's home cooks and chefs alike build on basic stuffing ingredients — like grain or bread, onions, celery, herbs and broth — and create interest with a layer of flavour from fruits such as grapes.
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(NC) As temperatures cool down and days get shorter, there's nothing like a homemade treat for feeling warm and cozy. Throughout fall and early winter, fresh grapes from California are in season and make a pleasing addition to muffins and breads. Their luscious colours — red, green and black — add a wow factor that keeps family and friends coming back for more. To use fresh grapes in baking, consider the following:
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(NC) At the heart of every home is the kitchen — a space for cooking, eating, congregating, sharing and kicking back. But keeping your kitchen looking its best can be complicated, as large-scale renovations are expensive and disruptive. But a few simple updates can have a major impact. Here are some tricks and trends for updating this popular room.
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(NC) Mornings are tough. In fact, a new poll by Purdue Pharma (Canada) found that many Canadians, particularly younger respondents (39 per cent), have difficulty sticking to a daily morning routine, including eating a healthy breakfast and being on time. Nailing those morning routines can be even more difficult for the one-in-20 school-aged children and four per cent of adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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(NC) It's easy to see why so many top chefs prefer cooking with natural gas. Stoves and grills powered by natural gas allow you to cook with more even, direct and precise heat. Here's a delicious recipe for a kofta, a tasty Middle Eastern dish, simliar to meatloaf or a meatball, from renowned chef Rob Rainford.
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(NC) Finding time to make a home-cooked meal is challenging for most, but making freezable dishes is a great way to stay on track on any busy week. Pasta sauce, chili, stew, soup, casserole and meat pie recipes all freeze, thaw and reheat well without compromising quality or taste. Pair your favourite recipe with hardy, protein-packed options like ground pork, Italian sausage, smoked ham or pork roast for a hearty meal that will stand up to the freezer.
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(NC) Everyone loves good homemade meals, but most of us don't have time to prepare them. Take the stress out of meal preparation with a flip of a switch — whether you're cooking for one or five, slow cookers are a great way to save time and deliver delicious comfort food.
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(NC) This autumn, try hearty meals that don't require a full day prepping so you can spend more time enjoying the beautiful colours and warm temperatures. Perfect for those on the go, slow cooker dishes are a great time saver.
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(NC) Perfect for an everyday breakfast or weekend brunch, this recipe features portabella mushroom blending seamlessly with Italian sausage, while peppers add colour to the dish.
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(NC) Fresh mushrooms are delicious and versatile, making it easy to add them to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their rich, earthy flavour and meaty texture can add another level to your homemade dishes. Why not try them?
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(NC) A serving of vegetables has made its way into these mini chicken meat loaves, but you wouldn't know it. The mushrooms and carrot help keep the meatloaf moist while adding flavour and nutrients. Make a big batch in advance and freeze for up to one month.
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(NC) Fall is the perfect time to pick up some new habits to improve your life before the holiday rush. Here are some tips to make a positive change:
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(NC) Do you ever struggle to find space in your workplace's communal fridge, or go to grab your lunch and find it missing? While Canadians are well-known for being friendly and polite, a recent survey suggests that our behaviour at work — especially in the kitchen — is anything but.
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(NC) Farmers' markets are a popular destination for shoppers looking to eat healthy, locally sourced food. Sometimes, however, the lure of the bounty is greater than the time and effort needed to actually prepare what's been purchased.