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The problem with listeria

Outbreaks of the deadly foodborne illness continue to surprise us

A box of salad

Why we are seeing more food recalls

On May 9, the CBC reported that frozen beans in Canada’s north are the latest food to be recalled over fears that they may be contaminated with listeria.

Mixed frozen vegetables on wooden cutting board and plastic bags

Podcast: Do you know what you’re eating?

Food fraud is unethical, illegal and can be dangerous. And it’s a global phenomenon that is getting worse as organized crime infiltrates the food supply chain. At the University of Guelph, scientists are using sophisticated tools to sniff out the fakes

A bunch of frozen red snapper fish with their mouths open

Eat like a pig

Rodents are usually used as models for humans in scientific work for a variety of reasons. However, they aren’t good matches for some key functions. It turns out we are closer to pigs when it comes to how we digest and use food.

A bagel with benefits

Eating one of these a day can keep diabetes away

A plain bagel

Designer foods that beat disease

How we can eat our way to a ripe old age

A shopper stands in front of a Whole Foods dairy display deciding which healthy products to purchase

Reclaiming food knowledge

Why the health of Indigenous people depends on it: Q&A

Close up of a selection of Indian corn in autumn hues.

Super milk could fight cancer

The old joke is that brown cows make chocolate milk. They do not, of course. Instead, dairy cows could make something even better: cancer-fighting milk.

Holstein cow against blue background

Learning to love our guts

Hundreds of microbes live in our guts and stay for life. And that’s a good thing

Illustration of human intestinal lining