Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, July 26

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 5 P.M. ET Friday, July 26

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Health-Lifestyles News Advisory


Friday, July 26, 2013

5 p.m.


Here are the Health-Lifestyles-Travel stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Questions can go to Lois Abraham at 416-507-2038.


Crowdfund campaigns catch on in Canada


UNDATED -- Crippled by mounting financial debt, father and son duo David and Brian Best had few options left to save the potato farm their family has operated in Tryon, P.E.I., since the early 1930s.It was a customer who dropped in to Best Acre Farms to buy seed potatoes that sparked the family's current bid to save their livelihood -- crowdfunding. Moved National and Lifestyle.


Two B.C. wineries earn prestigious awards


TORONTO -- With two British Columbia wineries being recognized by a prestigious international trade competition, it's obvious there's something in the Okanagan Valley grapes. JoieFarm Winery, which specializes in aromatic whites and rose wines and is based out of Naramata, B.C., was named best Canadian winery by the New York International Wine Competition on Thursday. Serendipity Winery, also Naramata-based, was recognized as the best B.C. winery.


U.S. proposes rules for safer imported foods


WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe.The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress 2 1/2 years ago, are meant to establish better checks on what long has been a scattershot effort at guarding against unsafe food imported from more than 150 countries. Only around 2 per cent of that food is inspected by the government at ports and borders.


NY law bans shark fin sales starting next summer


ALBANY -- New York is banning trade in shark fins starting next summer in an effort to protect the marine predators.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed the law Friday, said an estimated 73 million sharks are killed worldwide to meet the market demand. The fins are used in soup popular in Chinese cuisine.


US designers take trunk shows to China


NEW YORK -- Rag & Bone, Marchesa and Proenza Schouler, among the top in their class of cool, youngish New York-based fashion houses, took a field trip to China recently to start a dialogue with consumers there as they all have their eye on expansion. What they learned: Customers want something unique. PHOTO.


A cheesy, buttery take on grilled corn on the cob


When I was a kid, corn on the cob was prepared one way, and only one way. My mom would husk the ears and pile them -- sometimes having to jam them -- in a large stockpot. …

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