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How burnt toast and roast potatoes became linked to cancer

How burnt toast and roast potatoes became linked to cancer | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Advice that overcooked starchy foods can contain acrylamide, a chemical liked to cancer, has caused a furore this week. Is it just another health scare?

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Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate

Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
We are heading fast in the wrong direction despite the world gearing up to approve new sustainable development goals and a new climate accord

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Climate Change And Food Security: Coffee Farmers In Tanzania Feel Strain Of Rising Temperatures, Unpredictable Rainfall

Climate Change And Food Security: Coffee Farmers In Tanzania Feel Strain Of Rising Temperatures, Unpredictable Rainfall | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures and less predictable rain patterns are hurting production of coffee and other cash crops, the Thomson Reuters Foundation found.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 19, 2015 7:57 PM

If I don't have my cup of coffee, I suffer no ill consequences. The picture is quite different for coffee farmers.

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Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs | BillMoyers.com

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs | BillMoyers.com | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Biodiverse, ecological agriculture in the hands of women is a solution not just to the malnutrition crisis, but also the climate crisis.

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The Not-So-Obvious Reason This Country Is Banning Food Waste

The Not-So-Obvious Reason This Country Is Banning Food Waste | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Think Progress: This Country Just Banned Grocery Stores From Throwing Out Food

How can countries cut down on food waste? Donate it instead of throwing it out.

That's what France is trying, Think

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 28, 2015 2:36 PM

Congratulations, France, for taking the lead on food waste.

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British Farmers Don't Want to Rely on Supermarkets Anymore

British Farmers Don't Want to Rely on Supermarkets Anymore | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
UK farmers are ditching the supermarkets and selling directly to customers. Aesthetic specifications are non-existent and you’re free to sell whatever you want.
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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, 2014 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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Feeding people on our stressed planet will require a “revolution” — Environmental Health News

Feeding people on our stressed planet will require a “revolution” — Environmental Health News | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it

Two renowned scientists—Stanford's Paul Ehrlich and UC-Berkeley's John Harte — argue that feeding the planet goes way beyond food. Revolutionary political, economic and social shifts are necessary to avoid unprecedented chaos.

 


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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 9, 2015 12:33 PM

I have felt for a long time that it will take revolution to change our ways, but I continue to hold out hope for peaceful revolution.

Deirdre Mairead Kroone's curator insight, August 10, 2015 5:07 AM

I have felt for a long time that it will take revolution to change our ways, but I continue to hold out hope for peaceful revolution.

Eric Larson's curator insight, August 17, 2015 10:15 PM

World populations climb so will starvation.

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Feeding people on our stressed planet will require a “revolution” — Environmental Health News

Feeding people on our stressed planet will require a “revolution” — Environmental Health News | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it

Two renowned scientists—Stanford's Paul Ehrlich and UC-Berkeley's John Harte — argue that feeding the planet goes way beyond food. Revolutionary political, economic and social shifts are necessary to avoid unprecedented chaos.

 


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I have felt for a long time that it will take revolution to change our ways, but I continue to hold out hope for peaceful revolution.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 9, 2015 12:33 PM

I have felt for a long time that it will take revolution to change our ways, but I continue to hold out hope for peaceful revolution.

Eric Larson's curator insight, August 17, 2015 10:15 PM

World populations climb so will starvation.

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61% of Your Calories Are From Highly Processed Food: Study

61% of Your Calories Are From Highly Processed Food: Study | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Most of the foods we buy are highly processed and loaded with sugar, fat and salt

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French supermarkets required to give all unsold food to charity

French supermarkets required to give all unsold food to charity | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
French legislation voted in yesterday will require supermarkets to donate all unsold, edible food to charity in a bid to cut food waste.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 27, 2015 11:21 AM

Globally about 40% of food is wasted. The French are trying to reduce that shocking percentage.

Fliss Clooney's curator insight, May 29, 2015 7:41 AM

A major step forward :)

Anaëlle Tanquerey-Cado's curator insight, July 9, 2015 7:42 AM

Avec la loir sur le invendus de supermarché, on fait parler de la Frande à l'international !

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'Seeds' gets right to the root of how global warming affects food supply

'Seeds' gets right to the root of how global warming affects food supply | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it
Although it may not be the most vivid or exciting subject for cinematic exploration, the documentary "Seeds of Time" offers a vital, clear-headed look at the effects of climate change on global food security. Still, one suspects the film will likely preach to the converted instead of enlightening the science skeptics and political naysayers, largely under-discussed here, who might most benefit from a viewing.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 29, 2015 2:44 PM

Here's a documentary I'd like to see.

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30 Ways to Market your Business on a Budget

30 Ways to Market your Business on a Budget | Consumer Studies | Scoop.it

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Saadia Asif's curator insight, June 4, 2015 7:16 AM

A great summary of the tools and techniques that can be used to market the business when money is short and customers are critical.

George Schildge's curator insight, June 4, 2015 7:33 AM

Market or wither...

David Siracusa's curator insight, June 11, 2015 12:32 AM

Not all of these ideas might work for you, but one or two might!

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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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Alan Marson's curator insight, October 11, 2015 5:25 PM

In a different era, a stern letter from an angry customer might be answered by a corporate form letter, and that would be the end of it. But now consumers can leverage hundreds of thousands of like-minded people in a short amount of time, and companies are finding that it’s smart business — and politics — to respond quickly and decisively.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/food-fight-consumers-revolt-online-109126#ixzz3oIRnbTFV

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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, 2014 11:17 AM

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