Hurrah for raw

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina

In last month’s column, we explored by-products from cooking that can pose a threat to human health: HCAs (heterocyclic amines), PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), AGEs (advanced glycation end-products) and acrylamide. To help them achieve vibrant health, many people go raw or, at least, increase the proportion of raw food on their plates.

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Why care about the Internet?


In the past, I’ve asked Canadians to send Industry Minister Tony Clement letters asking him to stop Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from discriminating against online services. Currently, several major ISPs are engaging in the practice of discrimination by making certain services load slower for users than other services. After I asked Canadians to once again urge the Minister into action, I was expecting the usual government form letter response.

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The salad box

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot

The first year we moved into our new home I asked my husband Guy to build me 12 cedar planter boxes for Christmas, one-foot deep and six-feet long, on short legs. Eleven years later, I decided to use six of these planter boxes for winter food crops. I refilled them with screened compost and planted them in fall, using both direct seeding and transplants to fill them up with food. In November, just ahead of the first harsh freeze, we wheeled them into the unheated greenhouse using a flatbed dolly.

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