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Canada’s top chef announced, Whole Foods beats the odds, food bank use increases in Toronto

• City hall is considering an Urban Food Production policy that will allow Torontonians to sell veggies they’ve grown at home. [Town Crier]

• Calgary chef Hayato Okamitsu beat out five other top toques this weekend, including Senses’ Patrick Lin, at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Banff. [Calgary Sun]

• Cutting back on costs to accommodate the needs of frugal shoppers has benefited Whole Foods, whose quarterly profit exceeded Wall Street estimates. [Reuters]

• The use of food banks across Toronto has grown by 7.6 per cent over past year, with the largest increase in Scarborough. [Toronto Star]

• A new study by the University of Michigan shows that for every fast food restaurant in a neighbourhood, the risk of stroke in the community increases by one per cent. [eCanada Now]

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