Fun fact: Tomatoes are the number one source of lycopene, a red pigment and strong antioxidant which provides protection for your body!

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Iron plays an essential role as it carries oxygen throughout the body. Men aged 19+ should get 8-45 mg of iron/day, while women aged 19-50 should consume 18-45 mg/day. Iron can be found in a variety sources, both plant (non-heme iron) and animal (heme iron). Plant sources of iron, such as lentils, beans, spinach and oatmeal are not easily absorbed by the body. Animal sources such as beef, lamb, or oysters are easily absorbed. As a result, vegetarians need almost 2x the recommended amount of iron per day! For more information, visit Dietitians of Canada's website: ... See MoreSee Less

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The count-down is on! Two more days until Western's first Food Symposium. Stop by the UCC Atrium between 10am-3pm on Wednesday October 18th to learn more about food production, food preparation, and food waste from people and organizations from the London community! Remember to grab a passport and have it stamped at a minimum of 10 info booths for your chance to win a FREE sushi-making class for you and five of your friends.

Want to learn more about aquaponics? Make sure you check out keynote speaker Allan Nason, President of Horticultural Educators Association, and Vice-President, Aquaponics Society of Canada, who will be speaking on the “Aquaponics” food production system in the McKellar Room from 11am–12 pm.

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Fun Fact Friday: Did you know Rez Dining at Ontario Hall grows their own pea shoots from an urban cultivator? How cool is that?! If you are interested in learning about food systems and sustainability, consider attending the Western Food Symposium, which is part of the EnviroWeek, on next Wednesday, Oct. 18. For more information, please visit the event page at To register, visit

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#Aquaponics - and why it caught my eye, by Sarah Pardy #PHEc of @lumagotech

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