Some promising research from the University of Guelph! "Soy has essential amino acids, protein and is a good source of fiber and calcium. But, it turns out, soy also has the ability to naturally protect people from food-borne illnesses like listeria. A new study from the University of Guelph has found soy can limit the growth of some bacteria, such as listeria and pseudomonas, and it does it better than chemical-based agents." Read the full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/university-guelph-soybeans-inhibit-microbial-pathogens-1.3552120
"Properly fermented foods are teeming with beneficial, health-promoting microbes, or probiotics. When you eat these foods regularly, they might help maintain or improve the population of good microbes in your gut. Eat probiotics in the form of fermented dairy products such as unsweetened yogurt and kefir (fermented milk), fermented soy foods such as tempeh and miso, or fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut, pickles and kimchi." Excellent article from Carrie Dennett at the Washington Post: http://www.journalgazette.net/features/Your-gut-holds-secrets-to-a-healthier-you-13277150
"Come check out a contemporary take on the future of food at Grow Op’s Alternative Food + Drink Show. Taste unique dishes made from alternative ingredients and learn from the GTA’s most explorative foodies + chefs" We're very excited to be apart of this wonderful 4 day event happening at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. We'll be set up on April 21st for the Food & Drink day of the exhibition. A full schedule can be found here; the exhibition features workshops, outdoor activities, and much more!