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Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest

Study compares four types of nutrition labels, the least effective being the one currently required in Canada and the US.
Tue, 2015-01-20 10:45

Current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers published in the December issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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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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Experts: Report from the Auditor General of Canada

Mon, 2014-11-24 08:55

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Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Policy makers should value environmental, health benefits of small-scale local farming, researcher argues .
Sat, 2014-02-15 16:28

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?  Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future?

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