Tag Archives: Food Safety

Your questions answered: How do you bring groceries into your home?

You’re not alone if you’ve been worrying about how to bring your groceries into your home safely. I’ve received a number of queries from readers. There’s currently a video by a family doctor which has been widely circulated and it’s creating needless stress- to put it mildly! If you have watched this video, relax and […]

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Nutrition Month: Why you need to stash your devices at mealtime

We are indeed living in uncertain times and with this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month theme of More than Food, it’s a perfect opportunity to get   back to basics and give mealtime a makeover. As many families have long been living life in the fast lane – what with work, after school activities […]

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Still eating raw sprouts? For health’s sake, it’s time to stop

  There has been yet another recall of sprouts – this time bean sprouts – due to possible contamination by salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently issued a recall for Fresh Sprout International brand Fresh Bean Sprouts and warns consumers not to consume the recalled product due to possible Salmonella contamination. But the […]

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Chicory

Your Facebook questions answered: Is chicory tea a stimulant? What about decaf tea?

Question: “I have a new question which came up at our local tai chi class. Having tea at each class is part of the ritual but of course there are many who can’t have/won’t have caffeine so herbal teas are made instead. Now people are throwing out herbal teas with chicory because of the belief […]

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Let’s celebrate Canada’s farmers

It’s Ontario Agriculture Week here, and in Saskatchewan it’s Agriculture Month – both are held to celebrate the hard work of farm families in producing food and agricultural products. Farmers and how they bring food to our tables simply don’t get enough attention. We hear about massive factory farms and somehow we’ve been led to […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Are GMO foods nutritious and safe?

“Rosie, could you please help me understand the issues regarding GMO. I find it difficult to find credible, non-partisan information. How do you answer the questions: are GMO foods nutritious and safe? I have another question- about this link. Do you want to tackle it for me? http://www.realfarmacy.com/plu-code-fruit/ Love your writings!!!!”, says Enlightened Eater Facebook […]

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The #1 thing you’re not doing with your watermelon but should

  It’s that time of year when you see shoppers leaning over bins of watermelons, madly tapping them in an effort to find the perfect ripe melon. After paying for them, for safe transport, these large fruits are often placed in car trunks or on the floor. They’re then brought in the house and placed […]

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Why bigger may not better when it comes to certain fish

Fish certainly offers a bounty of benefits – an arsenal of health promoting  and disease-fighting compounds right through the life cycle. But, according to a recent report published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, there are some you definitely want to avoid: large reef or tropical fish. These fish contain a toxin […]

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