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Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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"News in Brief" for June 24, 2019

Government of Canada consults with Canadians on important changes to Canada's food labelling system
Cision

Canadians rely on food labels to make informed decisions on what they buy and eat. As the Government of Canada moves to provide consumers with more useful information and support innovation by food businesses, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government is consulting with Canadians on proposed changes to food labels in Canada.

It’s trendy to scorn processed food. Now there’s research to back up that attitude.
The Washington Post

Nearly everyone these days seems to be promoting whole foods over processed foods. Think about how terms like “clean eating,” “all natural,” “functional” and “local” have taken over the lexicon. Yet, until now, there has been scant scientific evidence to support the eat-whole-foods movement.

The world's most Instagrammed regional dishes revealed
stuff

From #avotoast to made-for-the-gram unicorn food, the photo-driven social force has captured dishes from every corner from the globe. Along the way, it's won the devotion of loyal Insta-eaters, and scepticism from people who, you know, just want to eat their food. Either way, there's no doubting Instagram's ability to document international appetites.

This man got 200,000 people to buy ugly fruits and vegetables. Here’s how he did it
FOX43

Ben Simon and Ben Chesler founded Imperfect Produce in 2015, a subscription-based home-delivery service for discounted “ugly” fruits and vegetables that are perfectly good on the inside, but otherwise rejected from the food supply chain for their looks.

Why did deer meat from an infected herd end up in Canada's food chain?
CBC

Last fall, a dangerous animal sickness — chronic wasting disease (CWD) — was detected in a Quebec deer farm. It was a disturbing development — the first sign of this highly contagious infection outside of Alberta and Saskatchewan. There were almost 3,000 deer in the herd. Eleven tested positive for CWD. The rest — more than 2,700 animals — tested negative and were released into the food chain.