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CANADA: House of Commons to vote on GMO labeling bill on May 17

Canadian GMO labeling debate heats up ahead of May 17 vote

By Elaine WATSON

Members of the Canadian Parliament will decide whether to approve mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods in a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday. 

Santa Fe, New Mexico, US, has rejected plans for a soda tax. Pic: iStock

Santa Fe rejects soda tax

By Rachel ARTHUR

Santa Fe voters yesterday rejected a tax on sugar sweetened beverages in the city.

Should butter, orange juice and cranberries be labeled as 'healthy'?

Fruit juice does not warrant a ‘healthy’ food label, says CSPI

'Healthy' bones of contention: Stakeholders at odds over added sugar and saturated fat

By Elaine WATSON

There is significant disagreement between key stakeholders over how to define ‘healthy’ on food labels, with added sugar and saturated fat proving the biggest bones of contention, and heated debate over whether fruit juice deserves a ‘healthy’ label.

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Nutriati’s chickpea protein is white, odorless, and neutral-tasting

Chickpea protein in the spotlight as high-profile investors pump $8m into Nutriati

By Elaine Watson

Commercial quantities of highly functional, neutral-tasting chickpea protein concentrates and a high-protein chickpea ‘flour’ will be available by the end of the year, says Richmond-based Nutriati, which has just closed an $8m financing round to help...

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