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May 14, 2009
By The Globe & Mail

May 14, 2009 – Will Canadians some day be able to buy junk food pumped full of vitamins and other nutrients?

May 14, 2009 – Will Canadians some day be able to buy junk food pumped full of vitamins and other nutrients?

Controversy is brewing among public-health experts and members of
the food industry as Canada inches closer to a decision on whether to
allow companies to add vitamins and minerals to packaged or processed
food.

Under a policy proposed by Health Canada in 2005, manufacturers
would be able to fortify certain foods with nutrients such as thiamin,
beta-carotene, vitamin D and calcium as a way to increase access to
certain vitamins and minerals. Still at the proposal stage, the policy
isn't binding under federal regulations. | READ MORE

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