· Feb 28, 2017 at 12:39 pm
Ben Bohrer, a food scientist at the University of Guelph, doesn’t know exactly how the chicken products Marketplace tested are made, but he’s very familiar with what the fast food industry calls “restructured products”.
Restructured products are essentially smaller pieces of meat or ground meat, bound together with other ingredients to make them last longer, taste better and, as Bohrer puts it, “add value” — restaurant speak for cheaper.
“People think they’re doing themselves a favour and making themselves a healthy choice,” she says. “But from a sodium perspective you might as well eat a big portion of poutine.”
· Feb 27, 2017 at 9:13 am
Former President George W. Bush said Monday that the media is “indispensable to democracy,” a break from the position of his fellow Republican, President Donald Trump, who has called the press “the enemy of the American people.”
“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. That we need the media to hold people like me to account,” Bush told Matt Lauer, anchor of NBC’s “Today” show. “I mean, power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.”
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