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December, 2016

 

9 surprising health benefits of cheese

9 surprising health benefits of cheese It’s easy to lump in cheese with cake, bread, and other waistline offenders. Not so fast, though: Although some dairy products might pack on pounds, many cheeses are actually good for you in moderation, as part of a balanced diet. (Read: This isn’t permission to eat a wedge of cheese for lunch, with a chaser of cheesecake.) Here are a few tasty morsels of information from nutritionist Karen Ansel, R.D.N., coauthor of Healthy in a Hurry: Simple, Wholesome Recipes for Every Meal of theRead More


Citizen panel calls on Ottawa to provide universal pharmacare plan

Citizen panel calls on Ottawa to provide universal pharmacare plan Representatives of the Citizens’ Reference Panel on Pharmacare in Canada will deliver their recommendations Tuesday to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. The panel, comprised of 35 people from every province and territory chosen in a randomized “civic lottery,” recommends immediate action to address the current patchwork of public and private drug plans that leaves about 20 per cent of Canadians with little or no coverage for prescription medications. “The panellists were surprised to learn that many CanadiansRead More


‘Non-GMO’ label to land on Canadian cheese

‘Non-GMO’ label to land on Canadian cheese A Manitoba cheesemaker is poised to be the first in Canada to offer a “Non-GMO Verified” cheese line, using milk from cows fed non-GMO crops. Bothwell Cheese announced Tuesday it plans to be the first in the country to offer cheeses made with milk that comes from dairy farms verified by the Non-GMO Project, a U.S. initiative billing itself as “North America’s most trusted seal for GMO avoidance.” Bothwell, which operates at New Bothwell, Man., about 20 km northwest of Steinbach, already distributesRead More


Affordable Grocery Store Goes Organic And Bans Toxic Chemicals From Their Products

Affordable Grocery Store Goes Organic And Bans Toxic Chemicals From Their Products Aldi, the discount grocery store, recently announced that they will soon be supplying mostly organic products and will be banning many pesticides and toxic chemicals. The chemicals recently banned from their products includes Thiamethoxam, Chlorpyrifos, Clothianidin, Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin, Fipronil, Imidacloprid, Sulfoxaflor and other pesticides. Aldi also announced that they will soon be stocking fresh meat and fish and will be closely analyzing the distributors that they purchase from. Jason Hart CEO of Aldi said in a recent statementRead More