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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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Feeding a University

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:13

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.

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What’s in McGill’s giant brownie?

Mon, 2014-09-01 03:36

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. 

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Workshop for le Mois de l'archéologie: Roman Banquet FULL

Sun, 2014-08-24 14:00 - 16:00
Redpath Museum : Room 106, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: $8 per adult/ $4 per child/ MAX: $20 /family.

This event is fully booked. No more spots available.

With Stephanie Maurel (Classics and Archeology, Concordia University)

Learn about the ancient Roman diet, help to prepare some special Roman dishes and then enjoy a traditional Roman cena or banquet together. This three course banquet will be held in Room 106 and/or outside (weather permitting). No alcohal. Bilingual.

FEE: $8 per adult/ $4 per child/ MAX: $20 /family.

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City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

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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Can Urban Agriculture Feed the World's Growing Cities?

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

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

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

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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