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Scientists discover a natural molecule to treat type 2 diabetes

News - Researchers at the Université Laval Faculty of Medicine, the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Research Center, and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods have discovered a natural molecule that could be used to treat insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The molecule, a derivative of omega-3 fatty acids, mimics some of the effects of physical exercise on blood glucose regulation. The details of the discovery made by Professor André Marette and his team are published today in Nature Medicine.

Metro's Local Purchasing Policy - 68 products from Chaudière-Appalaches arrive at Metro

News - In keeping with the Local Purchasing Policy that it adopted May 1st, 2013, Metro today announces the arrival in store of 68 new products from the Chaudière-Appalaches region. In fact, as a result of the pilot project currently underway in that region, 8 suppliers will see several of their products offered in five Metro and two Super C stores

Fruit d'Or Launches Lubricant-Free Capsules

News - Fruit d'Or announced that the company has pioneered encapsulation of cranberry powders into a two-piece capsule without the use of lubricating agents, a first for the industry. According to Stephen Lukawski, vice president of global business development and sales for Fruit d'Or, there a no fillers, chemicals, additives or excipients within the capsules, which have a fill weight of at least 500 mg of pure cranberry.

Leclerc Foods USA expanding with a new facility in Phoenix

News - Leclerc Foods USA, a North American leader in the cookie, snack bar and cracker industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 166,500-square-foot building in the Freeport Business Center for expansion of its food manufacturing operations inPhoenix, Arizona.

Leclerc to employ 100 people at foods manufacturing facility in Phoenix

News - Phoenix – Leclerc Group in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada is expanding its foods manufacturing operations into the Valley with plans to employ 100 workers in a facility the company has acquired within the Freeport Center business park in Phoenix.

Government of Canada supports growth of Qualtech Inc.

News - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the firm Qualtech Inc. has been granted financial assistance for the development and commercialization of innovative cheese processing equipment.

Certain probiotics could help women lose weight

News - Certain probiotics could help women lose weight and keep it off, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by a team of researchers headed by Université Laval Professor Angelo Tremblay.

Government of Canada supports Ag-Bio Centre business incubator

News - Acting on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse Les Etcheminsand Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that the Ag-Bio Centre business incubator has been granted funding to continue supporting innovative startups in the biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology and environmental sciences sectors.

100% Pure Maple Syrup: A beneficial consumption when compared to other sweetening agents

News - The conclusions of a new study, presented in Québec City as part of the 7th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, show a favourable link between maple syrup and metabolic health. The in vivo study, conducted by a team led by Dr. André Marette, who holds a Ph. D. from Université Laval, aimed to compare the glycemic index of maple syrup to that of other sweetening agents, including brown rice syrup, corn syrup, agave syrup, honey, molasses and benchmark solution (dextrose), on healthy animals.

The 'Authentic Orleans' strawberry is back

News - The Authentic Orleans strawberry, whose health effects have been scientifically proven, is back on your grocery store shelves. Naturally selected for its great taste, this unique variety contains more antioxidants and bioactive molecules than traditional fruit. The Authentic Orleans strawberry is grown exclusively in Île d'Orleans, near Quebec City.

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