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Nadine Ijaz is invited to present on raw milk at B.C. Centre for Disease Control

From Nadine Ijaz in B.C.:

Nadine Ijaz with cow at raw milk rally at the B.C. provincial legislature in Victoria 2011

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to present a special scientific Grand Rounds presentation entitled ‘Unpasteurized milk: myths and evidence’ to provincial public health staff at the BC Centre for Disease Control on Thursday May 16 from 12 noon to 1 pm.  This invitation came in light of my recent research presentation at the Fresh Milk Food Politics event in Vancouver.  Continue reading

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CFIA fixes their definition of local food to include food from all of Ontario

From Tim Alamenciak in TheStar.ca

“Food produced and sold in Ontario now qualifies as “local,” thanks to updated rules from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which critics say was following outdated policies.

The federal agency’s original policy said food was only “local” if it was sold 50 kilometres from where it was produced or in the neighbouring municipality. This meant produce like blueberries from Thunder Bay wouldn’t qualify as local if sold in Toronto. Continue reading

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