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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Gran. Aug. 26, 2013 - Arsenic is a known carcinogen, has been used in insecticides and is a very potent poison. It also has been used as an additive to poultry and swine feed in order to increase weight gain and feed efficiency, as…
Apr. 24, 2013 - At Experimental Biology 2013, scientists from around the world are gathering to share research on a variety of topics, including nutrition and health. Given the growing global burden of chronic disease, there is particular interest in the important role of diet and nutrition in overall health.…
Mar. 20, 2013, Toronto, ON - The Ontario Medical Association is advising the federal and provincial governments to crack down on antibiotic use in farming.The organization is focusing on the problem of resistance because, with increased use of antibiotics, more and more bacteria are becoming resistant to traditional antibiotics.A policy…
Nov. 14, 2012, Edmonton, AB - A group of Canadian research organizations have combined to fund the development of an innovative test for the presence of pathogenic E. coli bacteria during food production. This program aims to foster continuous improvement in the safety of the Canadian food supply and create…
September 26, 2012 - The University of Guelph has received a $750,000 gift from TD Bank Group to create the TD Agricultural Policy Research Fund, which will support economic research and analysis on new farm policies, especially those affecting the health and prosperity of the agri-food sector and rural communities.…
Aug. 27, 2012 - Research from the Alabama State University identified that Campylobacter bacteria was found in 41 per cent of all the meat tested. The study, published in the journal BMC Microbiology, examined skinless, boneless chicken breasts, tenderloins and thighs available at consumer stores in Alabama between 2005 and…
Aug. 17, 2012 - A recent research paper has gotten a lot of press lately for saying that people who eat more eggs had more plaque in their arteries, and equated it to as bad for you as smoking cigarettes. However, according to ABC News, cardiologists are saying that the…
*EDITORS NOTE - THIS IS NEWLY PUBLISHED DATA THAT REQUIRES ADDITIONAL RESEARCH IN ORDER TO BE CORROBORATED* Aug. 14, 2012 - Newly published research led by Dr. David Spence of Western University, Canada, shows that eating egg yolks accelerates atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more than…
The federal government has provided the Atlantic Poultry Research Institute (APRI) at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College with $600,000 to assist its feed and health research. In announcing the grant on behalf of federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Scott Armstrong, the Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP, said the research investment will help…
June 12, 2012, Ottawa, ON - The Everyone Wins With Canadian Chicken contest, a social media-based campaign,was flooded with a whopping 72 MP entries, whose delicious and creative recipes are competing to help food banks across Canada! Winners of the contest will receive, for a food bank in their riding:…
June 11, 2012, West Lafayette, IN - Taking just a few seconds to cool freshly laid eggs would add weeks to their shelf life, according to a Purdue University study. The rapid-cooling process, developed by Kevin Keener, a professor of food science, uses liquid carbon dioxide to stabilize the proteins…
The impact of the economy and higher prices for meat and poultry products are making a significant difference for consumers at the meat case. Price has taken on an ever-greater role in the meat purchasing decision process, as price per pound has solidified its number-one ranking as the most important decision…
Following the tragic February van accident that claimed 11 lives in rural Ontario, many Canadians were surprised to learn that most of the victims were from a country better known for its llamas than its chicken catchers. New research by Prof. Kerry Preibisch, a sociologist at the University of Guelph,…
Mar. 7, 2012, Des Moines, IA - The United States Department of Agriculture is rolling out a new program to help people keep up to date with food recalls by turning to social media. The USDA says state-specific food safety alerts for meat, poultry, and processed egg products are included…
Effective food safety is a matter of using many tools on many fronts, and the more tools we can use and the more effective they are, the better. While standard methods of safeguarding cleanliness and safety along the entire supply chain will never diminish in importance, new biotechnologies have the…
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