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Guinness World Record Smashed In Montréal!

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Montréal is now home to a brand new Guinness World Record! The IUFoST 2014 World Congress at the Palais des congrès de Montréal have collected 44,966 non-perishable food cans and made a chain 3.28 kilometres long. Officials from Guinness World Records were on site today at 2:00 PM as the final cans were placed, did their measurements, and then confirmed that the previous world record of 30,000 cans has indeed been smashed!

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What’s incredible about this particular world record, is that it’s not only just for show. This was an initiative of student volunteers led by the McGill Food Science Association to not only raise awareness of global food issues, but also make a massive donation of food cans to Moisson Montréal

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We’d like to extend our biggest congratulations to all the volunteers who helped organize this charitable initiative, everyone who donated cans, the sponsors, and all the media partners who helped get the word out. It proves that with a little imagination, and a lot of determination, you can claim a world record title while making a huge impact on a community organization. Bravo! 

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Head on down to the Palais des congrès de Montréal either today or tomorrow to see the line of cans for yourself before they’re shipped off to Moisson Montréal! 

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