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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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Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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