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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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Thursday, May 28, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

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The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
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Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
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NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
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Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
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DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
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Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
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Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
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Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
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Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
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Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
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Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
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Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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