Food Safety

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Student uses a pipet to extract DNA with other students looking on.

Fish Market Survey

Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!
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Fish Market Survey

Claire Bartman | Analyste de la qualité — Laboratoire de chimie analytique

Claire Bartman

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Quality Analyst
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Claire Bartman

Gamma ray image of the Milky Way taken by NASA’s Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope (NASA)

Gamma Rays: Helper or Hazard?

Gamma rays might make you think of cancer, harmful radiation or superheroes. But gamma rays have lots of uses: food safety, manufacturing and even medicine!
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Gamma Rays: Helper or Hazard?

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Do You Know What's On Your Plate?

In 2013, many Europeans learned their beef lasagnas were actually made of horse meat. Learn about food fraud, and how a Canadian invention can help detect it.
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Do You Know What's On Your Plate?

Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Explore acid-base chemical reactions that really get things bubbling in the kitchen!
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Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

Explore the chemistry behind why bananas turn brown. Can chemistry also help prevent this?
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How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

How does detergent work?

How does detergent work?

Become a pro at washing dishes! Learn how the chemical structure of detergent makes it perfect for attracting grease and grime.
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How does detergent work?

Can we make butter?

Can we make butter?

Do you like butter? Find out how easy it is to make!
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Can we make butter?

What are curds and whey?

What are curds and whey?

It starts with curds and whey! Explore the basic chemistry behind making cheese in this hands on activity.
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What are curds and whey?

How is food packaged?

How is food packaged?

Take a closer look at food packaging. Explore why and how food is packaged in different ways.
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How is food packaged?

Tammy Barrett | Directrice de la recherche et du développement

Tammy Barrett

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Manager, Research and Development
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Tammy Barrett

Andrea Lysenko - Quality Assurance Supervisor at Chapman’s Ice Cream

Andrea Lysenko (Video)

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Quality Assurance Supervisor
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Andrea Lysenko (Video)

Andrea Lysenko | Quality Assurance Supervisor at Chapman’s Ice Cream

Andrea Lysenko

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Quality Assurance Supervisor
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Andrea Lysenko

Amanda Naaum | Lead Molecular Biologist at TRU-ID

Amanda Naaum

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Lead Molecular Biologist at TRU-ID
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Amanda Naaum