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"News in Brief" for November 21, 2014

Obesity's global costs hit $2 trillion a year, report suggests
CBC News

A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute released Thursday that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually. The report's authors argue that efforts to deal with obesity have been piecemeal until now, and that a systemic response is needed.

Local grocery chain to remove artificial flavours, colours from 4,000 food items
CTV News

Atlantic Superstore has now taken a big step towards making its store-brand products a little healthier by removing the artificial flavours and colours from more than 4,000 items. Dietitian Anne Marie Armstrong says there are many natural ways to colour food.

Salt vs. Sodium
CTV News

What's the difference? Registered dietitian Stephanie Clairmont answers this question.

Progress on ending soda industry marketing to kids?
Food Politics

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has just released its 2014 Sugary Drink FACTS report.

Easy exercises and stretches you can do at work
Global News

Global News spoke to Dr. Lara Lauzon, an assistant professor in the school of exercise science, physical and health education at the University of Victoria, for tips on exercises and stretches you can do in the office.

Why we shouldn't compare losing weight to quitting smoking
The Globe

In any discussion of the possible solutions to the obesity epidemic, sooner or later someone is guaranteed to bring up tobacco. Dr. Arya Sharma says these proponents miss one fundamental difference between smoking cessation and losing weight – while the former is a behaviour, the latter is not.

Recognizing Agri-Food Innovation Excellence in Innisfil
Ontario Newsroom

The award recipients in Bruce County, Grey County and Simcoe County are: Barrie Hill Farms, Carron Farms Ltd., Dornoch Hops Ltd., Hoity Toity Cellars Inc., Peace Naturals Project Inc., Summitview Farm, and T&K Ferri Orchards.

Recognizing Agri-Food Innovation Excellence in Toronto
Ontario Newsroom

The award recipients in Peel Region, Toronto and York Region are: Fresh City Farms, Matt and Steve's, Quality Cheese Inc., Real Food for Real Kids, and Toronto Distillery Co.