Updated the everyday life, interesting facts and glucose-fructose pages with new links to articles about corn syrup in English only.
Clustrmaps updated on main page in both languages.
Links to five new articles about corn allergy are added to the articles/articles pages (both languages).
Sparklers are added to the list of everyday things that contain corn starch (English only).
Links to abstracts (or full-text, when available for free) of all scientific articles about corn allergy, plus one new article, added to articles pages in both English and French.
Information about my allergic reaction to a dextrose IV drip added to medications/health page. Additional examples of Toronto restaurants using corn-based take-out containers and cutlery added to the everyday life page, and eating out page linked to it (Engish only).
Link to article about bioresorbable sutures (stitches) and bioresorbable drug-eluting stents (for heart surgery) being made of corn-derived plastic added to medications/health page.
Reference to a new article about corn allergy added to articles/articles pages.
Copyright information updated to 2009. Life page updated with info about yarn made from corn.
Links to an Ontario corn product manufacturer's brochure added here. Additional information about corn in beer added to alcohol page. Link to statistics about the history of corn prodcution in Ontario added to facts page. Everyday life page updated with information about corn in drywall.
Minor wording changes to links added on July 23 to reflect publication of new government documents.
Links to new regulatory changes about the listing of known allergens in ingredients of ingredients of prepackaged foods updated on shopping/courses pages.
Links checked sitewide; all broken links repaired.
Information on ClustrMaps updated. Sex toys added to the list of everyday items that may be coated in corn starch on everyday life/vie quotidienne pages.
Links to government food recall web site added to labels/etiquettes pages in both languages.
Link to an article about corn prices in Canada added to facts page (English only).
Links to corn-free product sites on shopping/courses pages updated. Link to a video of a man breathing fireballs using corn starch added to facts page.
Mailto links added to both English and French main pages.
Links to corn-free product sites on shopping/courses pages updated.
Link to a site offering corn-free baby formula added to both English and French medications pages. Typographical problems fixed on French medications page.
Two more articles describing anaphylactic reactions to corn added to both French and English articles pages. Disclaimer page renamed “About this site” in both languages.
New citations to articles about genetically modified corn added to both French and English versions. Layout of all French pages changed to match English pages; contents of French home page and disclaimer page updated to match equivalent pages in English.
Disclaimer information moved from main page to disclaimer page and explained in more detail. Layout on all English pages changed slightly.
Information on meal replacements and links to company websites of some corn-free products added to shopping page (English only).
Links to and descriptions of EU regulations about the labelling of allergens updated on shopping pages in both English and French. Autobiography pages updated in both languages. New links to government list of acceptable non-medicinal ingredients in drugs added to both English and French pages on medications. Information on vinegar, xanthan gum and on flavour preparations added to corn derivatives list page in both English and French (no vinegar link in French version).
Minor typographical errors fixed. Copyright info and corn in the news info updated to 2008 (both English and French versions).
Link to explanation of how Lyle's Golden Syrup is made added to sugar page (English version only).
Information about articles on the history of corn syrup as an industrial product updated on this page. Note about corn syrup in cigarettes added to both English and French everyday life pages. Facts about corn updated in English and in French.
Endorsement by Intute added to main English page. Links in the sections on corn-based biodegradable cutlery and containers, clothing, and kitty litter updated on Everyday Life page (English only). Link to the trailer of the movie King Corn added to the English-language Facts page. Broken links repaired throughout.
Save this page to del.icio.us links added to all pages.
Reference to article about the commercial development of corn syrup and link to another source of article added to list of corn-derived ingredients page (English only).
Improved information about the UK restaurant chain Pret a Manger's use of corn-based plastics added to travel pages in both English and French. Photographs of corn syrup bottles and their ingredient lists added to pages featuring list of corn-derived ingredients in English and French.
Links throughout both English and French versions of site checked for functionality, entire site validated. English travel page updated with words for corn in French, German, Italian and Spanish, and new information about the United Kingdom and Mexico. French travel page added. Updated links to articles about the rise in the price of corn syrup and links to more articles about corn pollen and archaeology in Ontario added to interesting facts about corn/faits intéressants à propos du maïs pages. Links to legislature about food and drink ingredients updated on shopping/courses and alcoholic beverage/boissons alcoolisées pages. Links updated on food labels/étiquettes page. Vinegar link updated on disclaimer page. Link to technical article about how corn syrup is made and to Radio-Canada article about corn syrup in Canadian food ingredient lists included on French version of the corn derivatives list page. Minor layout problems fixed.
Link to article about government being pressured to list major allergens in ingredients of ingredients in prepackaged foods added to shopping page.
Courses (French shopping) file updated.
Link to Toronto Star article about rising prices of foods in Canada due to the increased price of corn and recommended reading list both added to interesting facts about corn page. Elaboration of subsections on that page added to main English page.
Clustrmaps added to both English and French main pages. Information on several French pages updated to match the English version.
HTML and general typos cleaned up again. Thanks to Ashok Argent-Katwala for HTML help. Pages now print well in IE and Safari, and mostly OK in Netscape and Firefox. Links to NPR program on Passover Coke added to shopping and interesting facts about corn pages.
Avoiding Corn in Canada gets a new look. Contents stay the same, other than that the information about the rising price of corn this year and corn in Coke was moved from the bottom of the list page to the interesting facts about corn page.
Link to article about Coke considering switching from corn syrup to another sweetener added to ingredient list page.
Link to regulations about flavoured honey added to list page. Wording and layout improved on medications page, and information added to that page and to the scientific articles page about corn-free enteral formulations.
Nuts added to list of products likely to contain corn derivatives.
List of scientific articles about corn allergy updated. Link to same page from corn in medication page re: allergic reaction to dextrose in IV fluid. Wording changed slightly on main page and on disclaimer page.
Information about corn starch in air bags added to everyday life page.
HTML overhaul complete in both English and French versions. Travel section added to French pages.
HTML overhaul started; all English language pages fixed. Problems with accented characters displaying strangely on French pages fixed.
Avoiding Corn in Canada begins to be moved to cornfree.ca.
Links added to everyday life page about corn-based pads and diapers. Links to NaturoPack's initiatives to increase the use of corn-based take-out food containers updated on the same page. List of sections of everyday life page updated on Main page.
Link to NOW article about Toronto venues using corn-based take-out containers added to everyday life section. Section on ingredients of ingredients added to shopping page. Alcohol section updated with links to government documents about permitted ingredients of alcoholic beverages. Link about Canadian rules about ingredients of vinegar added to disclaimer page.
Entries on this page put in reverse chronological order.
Link to Part B Division 18 of Canada's Food and Drug Regulations (description of permitted sweeteners, their permitted names, and quantities of residues allowed in them) added to glucose and sugar/golden syrup sections.
Link to “Get it to Go Green” press release about getting the city of Toronto to switch to corn-based take-out containers added to everyday life section; link to “Directive 2003/89/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 November 2003 amending Directive 2000/13/EC as regards indication of the ingredients present in foodstuffs” added to shopping page; link to shopping page for this purpose added to travel tips for Europe page.
Information about different kinds of compounding pharmacies added to medications section.
Warnings about corn-based paper plates and laundry products added to everyday life section.
Addition of subheadings and information on corn-based packaging materials to everyday life page.
Link to article about rising prices of corn and corn derivatives added to ingredient list page.
Paragraph about cooking from scratch and cookbook/recipe recommendations added to shopping page.
Link to endorsement from Librarians' Internet Index added to main page.
All information, including external links, verified and updated on both English and French versions of site.
This page created.
Information on TurfMaize™ added to Everyday Life section, both English and French versions.