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French study says organic food is healthier
September 15, 2009, France - A new review from France has concluded that there are nutritional benefits to organic produce, on the basis of data compiled for the French food agency AFSSA. The data challenges that of a UK study published last month.
High-fat foods go straight to your brain: Study
September 15, 2009, NY - A study by UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, has shown that fat from certain foods such as cheese and burgers triggers your brain to keep eating.
High school posts cafeteria calories
September 15, 2009, Hamilton, Ont. - The Hamilton public school board has addressed teen health by displaying the calorie counts of all high school cafeteria foods, reports the Hamilton Spectator.
Doctors urge Canada to act on sodium crisis
September 15, 2009, Canada - Decreasing Canadian's dangerously high salt intake is one of our most pressing public health issues, reports a new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal as reported by CTV.
Ontario VQA wines are hot sellers
September 14, 2009, Toronto - The LCBO, in partnership with the Wine Council of Ontario, is launching goLOCAL, its largest-ever annual promotion of Ontario-produced wines. The promo builds on double-digit sales growth of VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wines in LCBO stores.
Beware of 'brandjacking'
September 14, 2009, U.S. - Although the growth of social media has provided small and big companies with inexpensive, effective marketing, it also has exposed them to a new kind of fraud: 'brandjacking'.
Pizza Nova official sponsor of TIFF
September 11, 2009, Toronto - Pizza Nova is a sponsor and the official pizza of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the third year in a row.
Pizza shop ordered to pay for obese employee's surgeries
September 11, 2009, Indianapolis, IN - An Indiana court has ruled that a pizza shop must pay for a 340-pound employee's weight-loss surgery to ensure the success of another operation for a back injury he suffered at work, raising concern among businesses that there will be more of these type of claims.
People eating less healthy in recession
September 10, 2009, Chicago, IL - A recent report says that consumers are ordering less healthy meals at restaurants because they cost less even though they remain concerned about what they eat, while pressure continues to mount for restaurants to aggressively address consumer nutritional concerns, reports Nation's Restaurant News.
Small business may lead jobs recovery
September 10, 2009, Ottawa - Small businesses cushioned Canada from worse job losses during the economic downturn and may lead the recovery as traditional manufacturers shift toward permanently leaner workforces, Scotia Economics said in a research note Wednesday.