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  • We want our food organic and ethically sourced.

    We care about packaging: we want less of it, and for it to be recyclable or reusable — or even edible.

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    And apparently we want the same things for our pets.

    Human food trends are increasingly influencing pet-food product development, in part because we humanize our pets and want to offer them treats that reflect our food-buying values, writes Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief of Petfood Industry.

    (And, like us, pets are getting fatter and we’re starting to pay closer attention to their diets.)

    Open Farm, a new family-run Canadian pet food company devoted to sourcing ethical, high-quality, local ingredients, is catering to our increasingly high standards when it comes to feeding Fido or Fluffy.

    “Consumers are more educated than ever when it comes to their own food choices and are increasingly applying high standards to what they look for in pet food. This is because, more and more, dogs and cats are viewed and cared for as members

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  • Unlike a certain music award show, the Oscars red carpet tends to err on the side of conservative.

    No wild space orbit dresses will make an appearance. Instead, we find the best of the best in classy couture gowns and tailored-to-perfection designer tuxedos worn by Hollywood’s leading men. 

    As much as we enjoy a little gossip over a poor celebrity style choice, we’re glad to see the stars looking their absolute best on Oscar night, at least for the most part.

    It was tough to whittle it down, but we think these 10 ladies deserve an award for best Oscars looks of all time. 

    Who do you think takes the cake for best dressed? Vote in our poll, and we’ll announce the winner on Friday, Feb. 20. Did we miss your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

    Julia Roberts (2001)

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    We’ll never forget what Julia Roberts wore to the 2001 Oscars when she won best actress for her title role “Erin Brockovich.” Her vintage velvet and satin Valentino gown couldn’t have been more perfect on the classic beauty.

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  • It wouldn’t be an award show if a couple celebrities didn’t fall flat on their faces — sartorially speaking, of course (Unless you’re Jennifer Lawrence, in which case you literally fall on your face.)

    With arguably the biggest award show of the year coming up this weekend, we always like taking you back to Oscars’ past for a reminder of the best and worst moments.

    In this case, we’re reliving some bad fashion memories — and we apologize in advance for dredging these eyesores up yet again.

    Here are the top 10 in all their heinous glory.

    Who do you think has the worst Oscars look of all time? Vote in our poll, and we’ll announce your choice on Friday, Feb. 20. Did we miss someone? Let us know in the comments. 

    Whoopi Goldberg (1993)

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    The co-host of “The View” apparently took style tips from a Disney villain. Her green brocade jumpsuit was semi-interesting, and would probably have been labeled a simple bad choice. However, the addition of the deep purple cape solidified her outfit as one of

    Read More »from VOTE: The 10 worst Oscars looks of all time

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