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

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"News in Brief" for October 16, 2014

Think food safety when eating products with ‘meat glue’
CBC News

A Sudbury dietitian says a naturally occurring product in human and animal bodies, used to glue meat products together, needs to be considered when cooking some processed foods.

Chatham-Kent groceries more costly
Chatham Daily News

The cost of eating a healthy diet continues to rise in Chatham-Kent. According to an annual report by the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit released on Wednesday, it costs a family of four $184.11 for one week of healthy food – a 6.5% increase from 2013.

World Food Day 2014
International Business Times

Today marks World Food Day, celebrated annually in honour of the date in 1945 that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded. While the answer is complex, the UN food agency highlights that by focusing on the needs of such family farmers, it is possible to reduce the global hunger problem significantly.

Shelburne group wants healthier eats at municipal events
Nova News Now

A local committee is pushing for a healthier community and will be touring the three municipal units of eastern Shelburne County to ask council to accept a healthier eating policy for their community.

Thursday is World Food Day in Simcoe County
Orillia Packet

Each year, World Food Day adopts a different theme to highlight areas requiring action and provide a common focus. This year’s theme is Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth. County warden recognizes that family and small-scale farms play an essential role in food security — not only in Simcoe County, but worldwide.

Big Ideas: Mayoral candidates offer food for thought on urban agriculture
The Star

Mayoral candidates say they would cultivate city funding for more projects to grow food on surplus city land, create gardens. A new, modern food strategy for the city is an issue that matters most to readers, who recently voted this Big Idea into the Top 10.