Food and Nutrition
Growers with unseeded acres need to consider weed control options
Growers across the West have been faced with a number challenges this season that have left many acres unseeded. Cold, wet conditions this spring followed by devastating summer hail storms and flooding have taken millions of acres out of production.
Using multiple modes of action when controlling weeds on chemfallow fields will be extremely important as affected growers try to put this season behind them and prepare for next year.
Affected growers will need to think about how to best manage those acres since weed control will be a key concern as preparations for next year begin. Weed management strategies such as chemfallow, pre-harvest and post-harvest applications should be considered as a part of weed management practice.
Nutrition tips for the healthiest summer ever
July 9, 2014
Summer is a fun season for getting outside in some much-needed warmth. It’s also the season when it can be easiest to overlook important things like eating well and staying hydrated.
Summer’s finally here! And after a long, harsh winter, everyone is enjoying backyard BBQs, day trips to the beach, and weekend getaways to the cottage. The foods that often accompany these activities—hamburgers, cotton candy, potato chips and hot dogs—are hard to ignore, but do little to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs.
Every day is Allergy Day
Most allergies begin – and can be treated – in the gut
“A weekend of healthy eating won’t cure heart disease. The same holds true for allergies. Treat every day as allergy day.”
By Alfred Hauk, naturopathic doctor
Between March and the first frost, Ontario has three seasons replete with outdoor environmental allergens, as well as year-round indoor environmental allergens, such as mites, dust and pet dander.
ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF NDs LAUNCHES NEW HEALTHCARE SERIES
(Toronto, Ontario, June 26, 2014) The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) invites news media and websites to publish a new, free series of columns that will discuss a range of everyday healthcare issues from a naturopathic medicine perspective.
Losing weight at work: my friends and co-workers just don't get it
May 23, 2014
Summer is on the way and it can be difficult to work towards your best beach body when surrounded by temptation
Instead of thinking of your weight loss journey as a diet, think of it as a healthy living plan.
There never seems to be a shortage of tempting goodies stationed somewhere at work. Whether it’s cupcakes, chocolate, donuts or cookies, they’re everywhere! And when you’re trying to lose weight, these sweet temptations could be your downfall.
Eating for Energy: How to Make the Most of Your Meals
Coffee or tea may give you the jolt you need to get up in the morning, but rely on it too much and it can actually have the reverse effect.
As the days grow shorter and the winter nights grow longer, it becomes harder and harder to stay energized. But by charging up with healthy fuel, you can help your body and mind keep pace and maintain peak performance. Below are a few suggestions on how to eat your way to extra energy.
Raise a glass this summer - Ontario beer drinkers pay less: Survey
As Ontarians settle into another hot Ontario summer season, beer drinkers can toast findings in a recent survey that shows the province's beer prices stack up well compared to some provincial counterparts.
The Ipsos Reid market survey compared Ontario beer prices to those found in Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta - three provinces where alternative private retailing models exist. The conclusion? Convenience store suds would come with a hefty price for Ontario beer drinkers.
Elanco Food Solutions Canada brings innovative food-safety solution to Canadian beef industry
Finalyse: the first pre-harvest hide wash for cattle now registered in Canada
Guelph (Ontario), July 9, 2013 - Today, Elanco Food Solutions Canada, a world-class leader in food safety, announced Health Canada has registered Finalyse™ for pre-harvest use on Canadian beef.
Currently registered in the U.S., Finalyse is the first pre-harvest hide wash for live animals in Canada. It is a food-safety intervention applied as a solution in the holding area before cattle enter a harvest facility.
Smart Plastic Packaging Can Reduce the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Waste
November 15, 2011
Toronto, ON, November 15, 2011 - Just how much food goes to waste? Some reports show that 25% of food purchased goes straight to the garbage or is discarded by restaurants and grocery stores. In fact, rich countries waste 100 million tonnes of food a year.
Plastics Make Entertaining Fun and Easy
Aug. 18, 2011
Toronto, ON, Aug. 18, 2011 - Looking to host the perfect get-together? Intelligent Plastics and style expert Sissy Biggers have teamed up to share some clever tips for using innovative plastic gadgets and tools to make the most of your next meal or celebration.