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Three nutrition trends to stay away from

HEALTH (Troy Media) Skip the cleanses, alkaline diets and IV vitamin therapy; there’s no evidence they work and plenty of evidence they can be harmful

Planting the seeds for broader understanding of food’s origins

SCIENCE (Troy Media) In the retail food business, customers have plenty of questions about how their food is produced. The answers often surprise them

Ottawa set to muzzle access to scientific data on vaping

POLITICS (Troy Media) Shades of Stephen Harper: Bill S-5 prohibits sharing scientific information comparing the health effects of smoking cigarettes with vaping

Inadequate intellectual property rights protections hurt patients, economy

HEALTH (Troy Media) Provide biopharmaceutical firms with patent term extensions to recover time lost due to mandatory governmental regulatory and marketing approvals

Closing the 17-year gap between research and patient care

HEALTH (Troy Media) That’s the time it takes for practitioners to apply the results of research by health scientists that could help in patient care

Agricultural biotechnology crucial for feeding world population

SCIENCE: Crop production science and innovation led to new technologies that averted a predicted global starvation catastrophe

Pipelines are not always just about the science

ENVIRONMENT (Troy Media) With federal pipeline decisions imminent, we need to speak honestly about the limitations of science and the role of values

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence

TECHNOLOGY (Troy Media) A few questions to ask before implementing what is potentially the most disruptive technology in history

Canadian innovation aims to turn carbon into an asset

ENVIRONMENT: Nine Canadian teams are among 27 from around the world that seek to provide sustainable energy solutions – and win $20 million

Thinking outside the lab to help us all live longer

HEALTH (Troy Media) The life expectancy of Canadians has lengthened significantly but we need to spend more on public health outcomes to continue this trend

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