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Popular antioxidant likely ineffective, study finds

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is not a crucial antioxidant -- and that consuming it is unlikely to provide any benefit.

Published on : 06 Mar 2015

Controlling obesity with potato extract

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

Published on : 09 Dec 2014

Feeding a University

The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Lesley Chesterman Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays; over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus. Read the full story here

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Published on : 14 Sep 2014

What’s in McGill’s giant brownie?

McGill Reporter | Aug 21, 2014 By: Neale McDevitt The gigantic brownie will be the main attraction at the annual McGill à la carte event to be held in the tent on the downtown lower campus on Tuesday, Aug. 26, during which thousands of students, faculty, staff and hungry Montrealers will be invited to sample the delicious dessert.  Read the full story here  

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Published on : 01 Sep 2014

City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

In a number of cities around the world, residents have transformed previously derelict sites, ignored corners and over-grown verges into green and productive vegetable plots Published on July 30, 2014 | Environmental Research Web For example, in York, UK, an "edible map" reveals that there is garlic mustard and horseradish growing in abundance alongside the river, and plums will be available on a tree in a street in Osbaldwick by August.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

Can Urban Agriculture Feed the World's Growing Cities?

Living in a city puts everything at your fingertips: From fashion and movies to social movements and political experiments, residents of urban areas experience most everything before it trickles through the suburbs and into rural communities. Published on July 29, 2014 | Yahoo! News by: Willy Blackmore

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

Hungry for something healthy and new? Why not make dinner with crickets tonight!

McGill Student Jakub Dzamba desigs cricket incubator to feed growing interest in insect farming Published on July 23, 2014 | Journal Metro by: Mathais Marchal

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?

Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may seem inexorable. Published on Feb 21, 2014 | Teatro Naturale InternationalWritten by S.C.

Published on : 24 Feb 2014

It isn’t easy being green, but why not try?

Composting on campus: a big project in the works. After finishing the last bite of an apple, it’s almost second nature to toss it into the trash can before heading off to class. But what happens then? Published on Feb 7, 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Jenny Shen and Marlee Vinegar Few people know the fate of their food waste. But for many McGill students, the matter wasn’t just a concern—it was the beginnings of a significant undertaking.

Published on : 19 Feb 2014

Des étudiants de l’Université McGill se mobilisent

Alors que la population des abeilles chute de façon alarmante, des étudiants de l'Université McGill amassent des fonds pour construire un pavillon où vivront des colonies entières de ces insectes afin de conscientiser la population à la problématique. Published on January 20 2014 | Journal de MontréalWritten by Ewan Sauves

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Published on : 23 Jan 2014

Student-Run Café opens for business

Project managers seek student feedback on The Nest, cite dedication to sustainability as main goal. Published January 14 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Catherine-Laure Juste Redel said the SRC has been successful in achieving a main goal so far—the promotion of sustainability.

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Published on : 17 Jan 2014