November 2013

Food processing


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

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.


Government of Canada supports Ag-Bio Centre business incubator

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.