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For more than twenty years, the certification program of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has prohibited the commercial use of genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) trees – but this important ban is under threat. Sign to call on the FSC to maintain its ban on GE trees, and to halt its plans to endorse...
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Its summer! Apparently, that means its government consultation time! CBAN and the National Farmers Union have met with officials from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) three times in June and July. This is the second summer in a row that the CFIA has consulted about making profound changes to its regulation of genetically modified...
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The study found frequent fruit eaters had greater positive mental wellbeing The study surveyed 428 adults and looked at the relationship between their consumption of fruit, vegetables, sweet and savoury food snacks and their psychological health The more often people ate fruit, the lower they scored for depression and the higher for mental well-being. People...
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Stop the ministers from removing government safety assessments for GMOs. Take action with us in the ongoing campaign. Check our new tool kit to choose your next action. This action kit is inspired by CBAN’s public meeting on regulation where almost 100 people joined the discussion about what’s happening and how to stop these changes that...
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Recently researchers compared the protein absorption from real chicken meat to genetically engineered plant-based meat. The findings published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry revealed that the protein from the plant-based meat alternative was absorbed less during digestion than protein from real chicken. The real chicken peptides were found to be consistently more water-soluble than...
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Polyphenols in the foods that we eat can prevent inflammation in older people since they alter the intestinal microbiota and induce the production of the indole 3-propionic acid (IPA), a metabolite derived from the degradation of tryptophan due to intestinal bacteria. This is stated in a study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research,...
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Groups in Brazil are asking for your solidarity by signing the letter denouncing Brazil’s approval of a genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-tolerant eucalyptus tree. More than 50 organizations, networks and movements from Brazil and around the world, including the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), denounce the release into the environment and the commercial use of a...
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Nature’s original desserts, naturally sweet fruits are particularly abundant in anti-inflammatory compounds, which are important in protecting our bodies from heart disease, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer and bowel disease. Eating at least one-and-a-half to two cups of diverse fruits every day can boost antioxidant activity. One strategy is to eat with the seasons,...
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The Minister of Health has decided to allow corporate self-regulation of many new gene-edited GM foods. Read and share CBAN’s press release – May 18, 2022: Federal Government Abandons Safety Assessments and Transparency for New Gene-Edited Foods Today, Health Canada announced changes that will allow private companies to release many new genetically engineered (genetically modified...
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According to an epidemiological study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine from West Virginia University, glucosamine supplements may reduce overall mortality just about as well as regular exercise does. “Does this mean that if you get off work at five o’clock one day, you should just skip the gym, take a glucosamine...
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