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Controlling obesity with potato extract

Extract of Irish potatoes, rich in polyphenols, reduces weight gain to a surprising extent
Tue, 2014-12-09 09:53

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.

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November 21, 2014 Forum

"Food Safety & Labelling: Can you trust a book by its cover?"

Lawrence Goodridge, PhD
Ian & Jayne Munro Chair in Food Safety, McGill University

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FSQP FORUM: Research Presentations
November 21, 2014 Forum  | 10:00 – 15:00

Ceilidh, Centennial Centre
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"Food Safety & Labelling: Can you trust a book by its cover?"

Lawrence Goodridge, PhD
Ian & Jayne Munro Chair in Food Safety, McGill University

Ben Campbell, PhD
Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, University of Connecticut
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Food safety is a multidisciplinary field aimed at providing consumers with a high-quality food product, free of contaminants. It focuses on the analytical and toxicological aspects, in addition to risk analysis and management. Food safety has become increasingly important due to the globalization of the food supply chain and increased international trade. The estimated cost to the Canadian economy of food borne illnesses and related deaths is estimated at $12 to $14 billion per year. The food borne pathogens, Clostridium botulinum, Campylobacter, Cyclospora, E.