Shopping for health

Two thirds of Americans see food as medicine, according to a recent survey. Consumers no longer just want food to feel full, they strive to switch to healthier options that can help boost their overall health and prevent disease. Consumers are beginning to see healthy eating
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Supermarket dietitians on a mission

Eating healthier is a central challenge in the lives of millions of North Americans, but a new trend can provide valuable assistance to those struggling with weight and health concerns: the rise of supermarket dietitians. Over a third of U.S. adults are obese, which results in
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Looking out for kids’ diets

Childhood obesity has been on the rise in recent years, with up to one third of children in the U.S. now considered obese. Obesity (weighing over 10% more than recommended) most commonly begins between the ages of 5 and 6, and obese children have an 80%
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OSF’s Neal Carter presents TEDx talk

Recently, I was given the fantastic opportunity of delivering a presentation on agricultural biotechnology and its benefits at a TEDx event in Penticton, BC. I firmly believe in the value biotechnology can offer the agriculture industry and the global community, so I was excited to be
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The future is bright for antioxidants

Almost everyone who goes grocery shopping has seen a slew of antioxidant products spring up on the shelves over the past few years. Ten years ago, most people had never even heard of an “antioxidant”, but according to a recent report, “29 percent of U.S. adults
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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

What are your New Year’s resolutions this year? If you’re like many of us, chances are your resolutions center around some aspect of health: lose weight, exercise, and eat better. And chances are we made these same resolutions without success last year. So how do we
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