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Archive for June 2021

A Basic Guide to Good Production Practices for Cannabis Quality Assurance

Cannabis production is a methodical science, with the industry subject to strict regulations and quality assurance principles. Those interested in starting a cannabis business in Canada must first obtain a federal cannabis license. As part of the application criteria, license holders must demonstrate their understanding of Good Production Practices (GPP) and provide evidence that their facility complies with those practices.  GPP requirements apply to cannabis that is produced, packaged, distributed, and sold in Canada. License holders must prove that their activities meet the quality standards and that they have developed a system with written guidelines, sanitation procedures, proper equipment, and.. READ MORE »

What Students in Clinical Research Training Can Expect from the Future of Scientific Communication

What if science wasn’t public knowledge? Without scientific communication, it very well might not be. Scientific communication is the system of disseminating scientific discoveries, updates and arguments to the public. Scientific communication serves to raise awareness of topics related to science through different methods of education within various communication channels. While the practice of scientific communication has existed since the 19th century, today the field is changing as technology, social media, and new societal understandings are transforming how scientific information is related to the public. If you’re considering a career in the field of clinical research, understanding how scientific communication.. READ MORE »

Can Omega-3 Promote Healthy Aging? What Students Earning a Certificate in Nutrition Should Know

Students taking nutrition courses have likely heard about omega-3 fatty acids, particularly as they’ve been said to play a key role in our diet. Understanding the impact of these fatty acids on our overall health and wellbeing is incredibly important, allowing us to promote healthy eating habits that encourage healthy aging. Omega-3 can typically be found in fatty fish, fish oil, oysters, flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts, to name a few sources. These foods have been known to provide us with a variety of health benefits, often attributed to their high omega-3 content. But can they also promote healthy.. READ MORE »

Tissue Culture Explained For Students in Cannabis Training

The cannabis industry is still in its nascent stages, with the wave of legalization in Canada opening the doors to new research potential. As the industry expands, cannabis cultivators are looking for ways to develop high yields and consistent quality in the most efficient way possible. Cloning has long been a chosen method of production in the industry. The process involves using a cutting of a mother plant to grow a genetically identical plant.  Nowadays, however, a new and improved method of cloning is coming to light. Tissue culture, or micropropagation, offers professionals a number of advantages when it comes.. READ MORE »

How Big Data Analytics and Covid-19 Can Impact Students Seeking Clinical Research Careers

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the spotlight on the global healthcare industry, putting its strategies and responses under the lens. Industry leaders are forced to examine the efficiency of clinical research procedures in forecasting new outbreaks and managing their spread. Big data analytics has been at the heart of the industry’s response to the global pandemic. Over the past year, new technologies have been used to understand, track, and contain the virus, with a profound impact on the way clinical research is conducted.  As the nature of healthcare changes, the demand for clinical research professionals has never been greater. For.. READ MORE »

An Overview of the Pescatarian Diet for Students in Nutrition and Health Programs

In recent years, public interest in nutrition has grown, as research advocates for the health benefits of different diets. Nowadays, the pescatarian diet is becoming increasingly popular, as people look for ways to develop healthier and more sustainable eating habits.  A pescatarian – also called a pesco-vegetarian – is someone who eats fish and seafood along with a vegetarian diet. Along with a host of environmental benefits that come with reduced meat consumption, the pescatarian diet is praised by nutritional experts for being low in saturated fats, high in fatty acids, and providing a good source of protein.  For those.. READ MORE »

What Cloning Cannabis is All About for Those Taking Cannabis Industry Courses

Today, cannabis growers are able to replicate their plants and cultivate them in likeness of the original. Cannabis cloning is the process by which a cannabis plant is reproduced with similar characteristics. The method involves taking a cutting from the original plant and cultivating it in an environment where it can grow into a new plant.  With the cannabis industry in Canada facing exponential growth, cultivation and retail professionals are looking for methods to improve the efficiency of production. Those in the cannabis business must prioritize practices that will yield a plant with the desired potency and genetics in the.. READ MORE »

White Meat vs. Red Meat: A Breakdown for Those Earning a Nutritionist Certificate

It may come as no surprise that a diet heavy in meat diet is often frowned upon. In fact, the consumption of large amounts of red meat, and particularly processed meat, has been shown in research to be associated with many harmful health consequences—like cardiovascular disease, colorectal cancer, and even type 2 diabetes. To stave off these negative health effects, many have promoted white meat instead.  But is white meat truly much healthier? Students in nutrition and health studies understand the value of a healthy diet and the role it plays in our overall well-being. Knowing the difference between these.. READ MORE »

Will Culinary Cannabis Be the Future of Edibles? A Closer Look for Those With Cannabis Industry Training

The Cannabis industry in Canada has seen rapid expansion over recent years, with federal legalization coming into effect. What was once an underground business, is now becoming a popular and regulated market.  With cannabis-infused foods, drinks, and oils, the cannabis industry continues to cross into new sectors. At the same time, the field of culinary arts is seeking new and creative means of expression. Cannabis now offers an alternative—and legal—avenue for culinary experts to explore in the form of edibles.  For professionals working in the cannabis industry, here’s a closer look at the expansion of these products, their growing appeal,.. READ MORE »

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