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Fresh off the Petri dish: The emerging industry of cellular agriculture

Which came first: The chicken or the egg? In the not too distant future, the popular dilemma may become less universal. On March 13, Effective Altruists at McGill, with the support of Greenpeace McGill, hosted an informative presentation delivered by co-President Trent Eady entitled, “Saving the World through Biotechnology.” Eady began by highlighting the environmental… Keep Reading

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Fact or Fiction: Chocolate is the ultimate love drug

Famously exchanged by lovers on Valentine's Day, tucked in an attractive heart-shaped box, chocolate is almost unanimously recognized as the sweet treat of love. Beyond being a sentimental gift to express affection, some believe that chocolate directly influences feelings of attachment and arousement, with the snack being historically considered as an effective aphrodisiac. While sinking… Keep Reading

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Campus food initiatives find solutions to reduce their food waste

Wasting food is often unavoidable, whether producing extra scraps from cooking or throwing out moldy and expired food. For many student-led food-based initiatives on campus, food waste is an ever-present issue that requires  large-scale efforts to combat it.  Reducing food waste can begin with the early stages of production. According to Students’ Society of McGill… Keep Reading

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Out on the town: Montreal’s best terraces for any occasion

The short-lived yet vibrant summer season is typically accompanied by lifted spirits and a drastic increase in traffic to the city’s best eateries. Walking through the city, one can often see patrons spilling out in high volume onto the patioed sidewalks, roofs, and backyards. Although the prevalence of restaurant terraces may be a product of… Keep Reading

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Exploring insects as a viable food source

In North America, insects are traditionally seen as pests rather than food. In certain communities in Africa and Southeast Asia, consuming insects for nutritional value is a part of a normal diet. In the western world, there are certainly plenty of candy shops that sell chocolate-covered grasshoppers—mainly as a novelty—but there has not been any… Keep Reading

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App round-up: Restaurants, food, and texting

There’s an app for everything in 2016. Brilliant minds are continuing to create innovative concepts that simplify our lives in ways we didn’t even think were possible. But how good are all of these apps? And are they worth it?   1. 10MinMontreal If you’re like me, every month you come precariously close to going… Keep Reading

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Valentine’s Day dinner made simple

It’s easy to pretend it’s all hearts and roses, but Valentine’s Day can be stressful. It’s supposed to be an opportunity to share some quality time with your significant other, but pressure to design the perfect evening can be overwhelming. Here’s a list of tested and approved restaurants to help you enjoy the holiday without… Keep Reading

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