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Recipe for healthier food

Canada is lagging far behind other nations when it comes to food innovation. The rules governing the food industry date back to 1953 and urgently need to be brought into the modern age. In Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the United States discretionary fortification of foods with vitamins and minerals has resulted in a wide range of healthy food options for consumers . In fact, the benefits of novel and fortified foods are so well established that risk adverse life insurance companies in the Netherlands and elsewhere are considering reducing premiums for adults who demonstrate products such as Unilever's plant sterol based Pro.Active margarine are part of their regular diet. Grocery receipts are adequate proof. Regulatory red tape bars these products from our grocery shelves.

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Recipe for healthier food

Canada is lagging far behind other nations when it comes to food innovation. The rules governing the food industry date back to 1953 and urgently need to be brought into the modern age. In Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the United States discretionary fortification of foods with vitamins and minerals has resulted in a wide range of healthy food options for consumers . In fact, the benefits of novel and fortified foods are so well established that risk adverse life insurance companies in the Netherlands and elsewhere are considering reducing premiums for adults who demonstrate products such as Unilever's plant sterol based Pro.Active margarine are part of their regular diet. Grocery receipts are adequate proof. Regulatory red tape bars these products from our grocery shelves.

  

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Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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