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What’s the buzz about bees?

While you may not love having a bee buzzing around your head as you enjoy the outdoors, these little critters have earned some respect over the past few years. News stories pointing to their role in putting food on our tables has led to a change in attitudes as it’s now recognized that honey bees […]

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#RandomActsofCooking

  As a dietitian and nutrition writer, I’m often invited to various food events, though, the one I attended on Giving Tuesday, was definitely quite unique. It was called #RandomActsofCooking and took place at Toronto’s Dish Cooking Studio but instead of someone presenting information or a cooking demonstration, we, the participants, were invited to share […]

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Organic or conventional – or is there more to the issue?

In my last post, I wrote about an article in Forbes magazine which stated that according to testing conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA), pesticide residues are not a concern. But I also pointed to the criticism of the article due to the fact that the USDA does not track levels of […]

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Have you taken the Pulse Pledge yet?

In my last post, I talked about 2016 being the International Year of Pulses and why, for health’s sake,  you should take the Pulse Pledge. The pledge is to put pulses on your menu at least once a week for ten weeks. But putting pulses on the menu also benefits planetary health and one of […]

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Take the Pulse Pledge now

  If you haven’t heard the news yet,  2016 has been declared by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to be the International Year of Pulses (IYP). And it couldn’t come at a better time. I’ve been urging readers to take their pulses for decades but the message has gone mainstream […]

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Oldways Finding Common Ground – Part 2

In my last post, I promised more info about the extraordinary, cutting-edge conference, Finding Common Ground organized by the Boston-based non-profit food and nutrition education organization, Oldways.  The purpose of the conference was for  these scientists with extremely diverse philosophies to agree on certain basics of healthy eating in order for consumers to get out […]

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Give two gifts with one purchase: Mercy Ships & Taste Club

Are you racking your brain trying to come up with a great present for a food lover in your life? If you’re in the mood to give, why not make your gift count for even more this year?  Make the recipient happy and at the same time,  go with the giving sentiment of the season.  […]

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