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Living on Earth: The Burden of Beef

Living on Earth: The Burden of Beef | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Beef may be what's for dinner but a National Academy of sciences report finds that beef is on average ten times worse for the environment than other meats. Food systems expert Anna Lappé discusses the beef burden and how to eat healthily with host Steve Curwood.

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France battles against industrial restaurant food, by defining 'home-made'

France battles against industrial restaurant food, by defining 'home-made' | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
PARIS - Restaurant-goers in France will start seeing a funny little symbol on their menus this week: a skillet with a house on top, indicating your menu choice is made in-house.

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Salad Bars Increase Student Participation in the School Lunch Program | Let's Move!

Salad Bars Increase Student Participation in the School Lunch Program | Let's Move! | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it

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The New Face of Hunger

The New Face of Hunger | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Why are people malnourished in the richest country on Earth?

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Fish the new frontier in fast food | Toronto Star

Fish the new frontier in fast food | Toronto Star | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Rising tide of seafood sandwiches latest in cut-throat fast food wars

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 19, 10:55 AM

This may not be good news, given issues around sustainability of fishing stocks

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As we age, declining sense of smell affects appetites

As we age, declining sense of smell affects appetites | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Food can be one of those unexpected flash points of late life.
Grandma may say she's never hungry or that the only things that taste good are salty foods such as French fries. Grandpa may lose control over his sweet tooth, living on Tastykakes and ice cream.

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Why Monsanto Will Never Rule the Food World - Cornucopia Institute

Why Monsanto Will Never Rule the Food World - Cornucopia Institute | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
The Three-Prong Movement That’s Stopping the Beast in Its Tracks Nutiva by John W. Roulac John Roulac, Nutiva The issue of how we grow and process our food

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Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company?

Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company? | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Monsanto's herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.

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Dinner is Served: Eating Insects with a Little Help from 3D Printing

Dinner is Served: Eating Insects with a Little Help from 3D Printing | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Dietitians ar enow using 3D printing to make insects more palatable and acceptable as a mainstream delicacy.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 22, 11:25 AM

Who knew? Is this the secret for getting past the ick factor?

H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, July 22, 1:52 PM

Would you be willing to switch to this protein source?

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So Long, Ronald McDonald: These Oakland Teens Are Kicking Fast Food to the Curb

So Long, Ronald McDonald: These Oakland Teens Are Kicking Fast Food to the Curb | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
The teens’ video for their original song ‘Are You Loving It?’ has them turning down processed junk food for healthy veggies.

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German NGO says TTIP will undermine global food security

German NGO says TTIP will undermine global food security | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
The German aid organisation Brot für die Welt warns that a planned EU-US free trade agreement known as TTIP will undermine local support for smallholders in developing countries and exacerbate the global food crisis. EurActiv Germany reports.

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23 Eye-Opening Charts of Major Food Trends - Eater National

23 Eye-Opening Charts of Major Food Trends - Eater National | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
23 Eye-Opening Charts of Major Food Trends
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Review site Yelp has launched a data tool which graphs the popularity of trends — like the ramen burger and the Cronut — over time.

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Eating in season could help food security

Eating in season could help food security | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
In his book 'The Third Plate,' Dan Barber notes how the world's food system is disconnected. How can people fix that? Eating more foods that are in season.

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Food security: a matter of India’s sovereignty

Food security: a matter of India’s sovereignty | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
India is justified in resisting WTO pressure on the trade facilitation pact

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Ban neonicotinoids now – to avert another silent spring

Ban neonicotinoids now –  to avert another silent spring | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 16, 1:25 PM

With evidence mounting, governments are still dragging their feet

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Global Biotechnology's "Golden Rice": GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

Global Biotechnology's "Golden Rice": GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortu...

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Need a natural energy boost? Here are 7 food strategies.

Need a natural energy boost? Here are 7 food strategies. | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
By learning how to eat in ways that boost energy and combat fatigue, you can do a lot to optimize your mental and physical performance throughout the day.

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Ken Schneider's curator insight, July 19, 2:03 PM

What does food have to do with Sales? Stupidity is detrimental sales! When I crash I get stupid. Eating for energy keeps me sharp.

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Fighting food: Consumers revolt online

Fighting food: Consumers revolt online | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Sitting at her kitchen table in Houston, Bettina Siegel, a corporate lawyer-turned-school lunch blogger and mom of two, had no idea she had the power to spark a massive consumer uprising with her laptop. But that’s exactly what she did. In March 2012, her petition on Change.org asking the Agriculture Department to stop serving “pink slime”...

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New proposal could have people plating more fish

New proposal could have people plating more fish | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it

WaGov. Jay Inslee wants you to be able to eat a fish fillet every day without having to worry about getting cancer.


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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 20, 11:17 AM

Washington State's governor is trying to make industry responsible for their impact on water quality - may he succeed!

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The food industry lobby groups behind the new school nutrition standards

The food industry lobby groups behind the new school nutrition standards | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
No wonder Pop Tarts count as a whole grain.

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Bees and Colony Collapse

Bees and Colony Collapse | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
The demise of honeybees should alert us that our own well-being might be similarly threatened.

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Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry

Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in the UK is contaminated with campylobacter, a nasty bug that affects about 280,000 people a year. We investigate why

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Picturing Monoculture: The Separation Between Us and Food

Picturing Monoculture: The Separation Between Us and Food | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
A photo exploration of the separation between us and food.

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Study: Many Parents Are In Denial About Their Kids’ Obesity

Study: Many Parents Are In Denial About Their Kids’ Obesity | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
There’s a certain type of parental pride that grows from just the right combination of willful ignorance, unflagging optimism, and impressive mental gymnastics. Junior’s latest report card was less than stellar?

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GMO Contamination of the Food Chain. Devastating Health Impacts. EU Food Safety Regulators Turn "A Blind Eye"

GMO Contamination of the Food Chain. Devastating Health Impacts. EU Food Safety Regulators Turn "A Blind Eye" | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
“Corporations as the dominant institution shaped by capitalist patriarchy thrive on eco-apartheid. They thrive on the Cartesian legacy of dualism which puts nature against humans. It defines nature...

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