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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.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, September 19, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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