An Amazon worker loads a bag of groceries into a customer’s car trunk at an AmazonFresh Pickup location in Seattle in March 2017. Amazon hopes to offer the service to its Prime customers soon and promises crews will deliver items to cars in as little as 15 minutes after orders are placed. Loblaw is preparing for Amazon to introduce similar services in Canada.
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Loblaw is playing defence against Amazon, the boogeyman of retailing. But if Canadian grocers went on the offensive, they'd be able to deliver much more than food to Canadian homes.
African Americans are being misdiagnosed with the heart condition (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) that caused the sudden death of basketball player Hank Gathers (pictured left with teammate Bo Kimble) in 1990. Lack of ethnic diversity in genomic databases is a big part of the reason for these misdiagnoses.
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Genome sequencing is transforming the way we diagnose disease. But lack of diversity in genomic data means only some Canadians will benefit from this revolutionary technology.
More carbon stays in the soil when farmers leave their fields alone between harvesting and planting.
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The Paris climate agreement aims to limit global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels. We need to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but we can also make gains with carbon farming.
Loaves of fresh-baked bread line the shelves at a bakery.
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Canadian consumers could benefit from the Competition Bureau’s investigation into the so-called bread cartel, but not in a way they think. Here's how.
“Grocerant” is a new term that describes what smart grocery stores are becoming – a place for shoppers not only to stock up on essentials, but also to buy high quality prepared meals that can be taken home or eaten on site.
The “grocerant” model is going mainstream, and it’s not just because of millennials. A wide swath of consumers from different demographics are demanding the convenience of a grocery store/restaurant.
Gory and gross, insects use disguises to improve their odds of survival.
Some insects wear gory disguises and macabre masks year round, not just at Halloween.
Pada 2100, lebih dari separuh tanah yang sekarang ditanami kopi akan tak lagi subur.
Kopi adalah komoditas yang paling banyak diperdagangkan di dunia setelah minyak. Namun, ketika perubahan iklim mengintai, ada ancaman nyata bagi kisah sukses global kopi.
Over 90 per cent of food and beverage product ads viewed by children and youth online are for unhealthy food products.
New data on soaring child obesity should not come as a surprise. The food industry spends billions marketing unhealthy foods in a global society where over-eating is seen as a character flaw.
A worker handles meat at the Doly-Com abattoir in Romania in 2013 when Europe was facing a scandal over incorrectly declared horsemeat. The problem of food fraud and its health and economic implications affect a broad range of foods around the world, but technology could soon end the problem.
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Food fraud is a common problem that technologies such as blockchain and DNA fingerprinting can help to solve.
Not all tuna are caught using sustainable methods.
Are consumers being duped into thinking they are supporting a sustainable fishery?
Climate change could severely impact the world’s coffee-producing nations and turn a cup of decent java into a luxury in the years to come.
By 2100, more than 50 per cent of the land now used to grow coffee will no longer be arable. Climate change is changing the game to such an extent that Canada could one day become a coffee producer.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is not the first Canadian politician to hold the job who’s been confronted with outrage over tax reform proposals. But it’s time to listen to people who get riled up about tax increases.
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Outrage over tax reform is nothing new. But if we can't be calm about tax, we can at least learn from the stories spoken in anger.
Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.
A new gene editing experiment explores human development. With this comes new ethical questions: How do scientists acquire embryos and how are their projects approved?
Egg donors, sperm donors and surrogates are critical participants and patients in the use of reproductive technologies - so why are their rights and heath repeatedly overlooked?
Health Canada is drafting important regulations for assisted reproductive technologies. Initial documents treat egg donors and surrogates as little more than spare parts and walking wombs.
Dairy cows at a family farm in Chilliwack, B.C. Sylvain Charlebois, a noted academic on food policy issues, says the federal government’s proposed tax reforms will hurt family farms.
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Family farms, restaurants, other food businesses and the rural economy will suffer under federal tax proposals for small businesses,
Ford and Dominos have teamed up to deliver pizza by driverless cars in a public test in Michigan.
Domino's Pizza and Ford have teamed up to offer pizza delivery via driverless cars in Michigan. Is it the way of the future?
Canada is one of very few industrialized countries not to have a national school food program.
As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
A man shops for avocados at a Whole Foods Market in New York on Aug. 28. The splashy price cuts Amazon made as the new owner of Whole Foods has attracted some curious customers.
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Amazon has pledged to continue slashing prices at Whole Foods now that it's acquired the organic food mecca. Will that mean more affordable organic food for more people -- delivered overnight?
New research suggests that members of ethnic minorities like advertising that features ethnic minorities – but only their own.
Visible minority consumers prefer advertising that features white models to advertising that feature models from other ethnic minority groups. Why?
Attempts to restructure our “obesogenic” food environment for health are often criticized - as restricting personal choice and freedom.
Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being "entrapped?"