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CEN Biotech under investigation by stock market regulator

A company in Lakeshore – stopped by Health Canada earlier this month from opening what was touted as the nation’s largest medical marijuana facility – is under investigation by the Ontario Securities Commission. 376 more words

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Blood Tribe members shown how to prevent overdoses as reserve battles fentanyl crisis

Roberta Calf Robe can see drug users and dealers from her office window on the Blood reserve, a community where at least 16 people have died from fentanyl overdoses in about nine months. 710 more words

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Why is Health Canada leading us astray?

Last year, after Health Canada ‘s  announcement  of  their  nutrition labelling initiative,  it appeared that  real change was on the horizon.  Rather than confusing Canadians about smart healthy eating choices, … 734 more words

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Focus groups approved of 'political football' anti-drug ads

Focus groups consulted last fall were keen on a $7-million anti-drug marketing campaign Health Canada was about to launch even though medical groups refused to endorse it because they thought it was too political. 422 more words

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NDP wants microbeads listed as toxic substance

WATCH ABOVE: Peter Kim reports on why the NDP wants to ban microbeads from personal care products.

The NDP is calling on the federal government to list microbeads, which are used in cosmetic products like body wash and toothpaste, as a potential toxic substance. 451 more words

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For nutrition boost without the calories, fill your plate with leafy greens

LONDON, Ont. – “If I had a dollar for every time I told someone to eat more greens …” says registered dietitian Kate Comeau.

The spokesperson for Dietitians of Canada is talking about all kinds of green vegetables – “the more variety the better” – but leafy greens such as lettuces, kale, arugula, spinach and collard greens are an important part of the wider group, she says. 850 more words

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Genetically modified 'Arctic Apple' approved by Health Canada

WATCH ABOVE: The genetically modified apple doesn’t turn brown and Health Canada’s approval means it could hit store shelves as early as next year.

KELOWNA – After more than three years waiting for approval, the Okanagan’s… 359 more words

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