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May 5, 2017, Toronto, Ont.- A recent national survey revealed 70 per cent of Canadian mothers are unaware that babies six to 12 months need 11 mg of iron per dayi – that's nearly 40 per cent more than is required of a full-grown man.The startling statistic was uncovered just…
April 24, 2017, New York, NY- The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list.The report counts cases in only 10 states for nine of the most common causes…
Chicago, IL, April 10, 2017 – Chicken remains consumers’ protein of choice while turkey shows room to grow, according to Technomic’s recently-released 2017 Center of the Plate: Poultry Consumer Trend Report. Chicken consumption has been bolstered over the past few years by increases at breakfast and snacking occasions. Meanwhile, turkey…
The University of Guelph has received $76.6 million from the federal government to start a “digital revolution” in food and agriculture. The government is investing in U of G’s Food From Thought research project, which will use high-tech information systems to help produce enough food for a growing human population while sustaining…
  The revelation that a bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort was found in a Pennsylvania woman prompted a flurry of media activity in late May. Increased consumer concern on an already-sensitive topic is understandable in light of such headlines as, “Nightmare Superbug Shows Up in the United States”…
  Sustainability – making sure that food is produced in such a way that it can be produced at the same quality for generations to come – is something increasing numbers of consumers are looking for. In particular, seafood, poultry, egg and meat products seem to be of strong interest…
February 19, 2015 - The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) – an panel of experts tasked with developing recommendations about what Americans should eat – has submitted its report to the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA), which will publish the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans…
  Canadian chicken farmers are trustworthy, responsible and they really care about their flocks, the environment and producing quality products. That’s the message of a new branding campaign just launched by the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC). The campaign is called “Raised by a Canadian Farmer,” and CFC says it…
  As part of its commitment toward building a sustainable egg industry, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) puts a lot of weight behind research and development. By investing in research conducted at universities across the country, EFC, on behalf of egg farmers, address issues of great importance to the industry…
October 2, 2014 - According to a new study by University of Manitoba economists Canadians are paying anywhere from 10 per cent to 69 per cent more for certain dairy and poultry products than their U.S. counterparts. READ MORE
August 22, 2014 - Health and agriculture ministers were told that monitoring animal disease plays a critical role in preventing human disease threats, by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), at a meeting in Indonesia August 20. READ MORE
June 9, 2014 - Responding to growing demands from consumers to know where their food comes from, Chicken Farmers of Canada has introduced its "Raised by a Canadian Farmer", a branding program showcasing the commitment of farmers to provide families with nutritious chicken raised to the highest standards of care, quality and freshness.…
May 28, 2014 - Canada's first graduate program in meat science will be housed out of the University of Alberta.  A $1.6 million grant will be used to fund the Canadian Meat Education and Training Network (MEaTnet), a virtual organization made up of the U of A, Université Laval, the University…
Jan. 9, 2014 - An Alberta individual who recently returned from a trip to China has passed away, making them the first North American to die of the H5N1 strain of flu. According to the Globe and Mail, the person’s gender, age, profession or name have not been revealed, due…
Image courtesy of CNW Group/Egg Farmers of Ontario. Oct. 2, 2013, Mississauga, ON - October is World Egg Month. A new Angus Reid survey has found Ontarians are tossing everything from jalapeno peppers, curried apples and chocolate chips into their omelettes for a new look and taste that adds "eggs-citement"…
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