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Replanting the Rust Belt

Replanting the Rust Belt | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Around Cleveland and Pittsburgh, a web of chefs, butchers and farmers is trying to bring the landscape back into balance.
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An attempt to collect some of the better recent material related to food ethics in the popular press.
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The World Runs on Palm Oil, and That’s Fueling Climate Change

The World Runs on Palm Oil, and That’s Fueling Climate Change | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The worst climate crisis of the year is happening right now in Indonesia due to slash-and-burn deforestation that sends up as much carbon dioxide as the U.S. does. It’s all for the sake of palm oil.
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As Schools Buy More Local Food, Kids Throw Less Food In The Trash : The Salt : NPR

As Schools Buy More Local Food, Kids Throw Less Food In The Trash : The Salt : NPR | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Kids in America's schools are eating more local food, although it makes up only a small part of the average meal. Advocates say local food doesn't have to cost more, but buying it does take more time.
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Subway Joins The Fast-Food, Antibiotic-Free Meat Club : The Salt : NPR

Subway Joins The Fast-Food, Antibiotic-Free Meat Club : The Salt : NPR | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The chain says it will shift to buying only meat from animals that weren't fed antibiotics. It's set to serve antibiotic-free poultry by the end of next year, but beef and pork may take until 2025.
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The World Is Not As Hungry As You Might Think : Goats and Soda : NPR

The World Is Not As Hungry As You Might Think : Goats and Soda : NPR | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
A new report on world hunger says that the age of mass famines is behind us. That's the good news. Unfortunately, there's sad news, too.
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Laws To Prohibit Bush Meat Are Actually A Boon For The Bush Meat Biz

Laws To Prohibit Bush Meat Are Actually A Boon For The Bush Meat Biz | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
That's what researchers in Equatorial Guinea have found. Endangered animals are at risk. So are humans, from diseases the animals could harbor. So how do you stop the bush meat trade?
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Inside The World's Largest Food Company You've Probably Never Heard Of

Inside The World's Largest Food Company You've Probably Never Heard Of | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Executives at JBS, the world's largest meat producer, know consumers want to know more about how their food is sourced. But the very nature of their business is grisly and sometimes unpalatable.
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The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression

The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Some—but not all—sugars were associated with depressive disorders
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doesn't seem that strange anymore...
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As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover

As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
General Mills is one of the world's most successful food companies, with iconic brands like Green Giant. But fast-changing tastes are forcing it and other food firms to innovate to stay relevant.
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Halibut Dumping Stirs Fight Among Fishing Fleets In Alaska

Halibut Dumping Stirs Fight Among Fishing Fleets In Alaska | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Last year, big fleets in the Bering Sea caught more halibut, by accident, than local fishermen caught on purpose. The big ships throw out that halibut; the local fishermen make their living from it.
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classic local vs. industry conflict here
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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.
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Why the New Farm Bill Isn’t Delivering the Goods

Why the New Farm Bill Isn’t Delivering the Goods | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
In a Washington that fetishizes bipartisanship as an emblem of a lost golden age, the farm bill that passed last year with 68 votes in the Senate was a true marvel. Imagine, in these polarized times, a bill that won the support of Democratic senators like Barbara Boxer, Al Franken,...
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big agribusiness wins again, at least until 2019...

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'Farm To Air'? Why JetBlue Is Farming At A New York Airport : The Salt : NPR

'Farm To Air'? Why JetBlue Is Farming At A New York Airport : The Salt : NPR | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
JetBlue is growing produce right outside its terminal at JFK International. It's the first airline to build an urban farm at a U.S. airport. But will passengers ever get to harvest or eat the food?
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Interest Builds In Giving Farmers Credit For Growing Green : The Salt : NPR

Interest Builds In Giving Farmers Credit For Growing Green : The Salt : NPR | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Plans in the works would give farmers environmental credits for farming in ways that store carbon, filter out water pollution or preserve animal habitats. The credits could be bought, sold and traded.
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It's Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say : The Salt : NPR

It's Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say : The Salt : NPR | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The amount Americans throw away annually would fill a 100-story building 44 times, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The USDA and the EPA have issued a challenge to cut that in half by 2030.
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To Cut Food Waste, Spain's Solidarity Fridge Supplies Endless Leftovers

To Cut Food Waste, Spain's Solidarity Fridge Supplies Endless Leftovers | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Whether it's fresh vegetables, barbecue or tapas, anyone can either restock or stock up on food from this Basque town's communal refrigerator.
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food waste, the often undiscussed side of food ethics
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Animal welfare ruling: impact on US meat industry

Animal welfare ruling: impact on US meat industry | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
US animal rights organisations have claimed a victory as so-called ‘ag-gag’ laws have been ruled unconstitutional by a judge. 
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interesting to see the industry's view on this important development...

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Is organic food any healthier? Most scientists are still skeptical.

Is organic food any healthier? Most scientists are still skeptical. | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
There may be other reasons to go organic, but nutrition probably isn't one of them.
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safe for consumers, yes, but what about the safety of the workers handling all those pesticides?

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Over-Aged: Chinese Authorities Seize Decades-Old Meat

Over-Aged: Chinese Authorities Seize Decades-Old Meat | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The thousands of tons of meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million – but it also posed serious health risks, officials said.
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care for some 40 year old meat?
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The Unintended Consequences Of North Carolina’s ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

The Unintended Consequences Of North Carolina’s ‘Ag-Gag’ Law | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
North Carolina voted to override a governor veto of a controversial 'ag-gag' law earlier this week. That's bad news for the environment.
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Taco Bell to remove artificial flavors, coloring

Taco Bell to remove artificial flavors, coloring | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Yum Brands Inc.’s Taco Bell fast food chain is removing all artificial flavors and colors from its food by the end of the year.
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Can foie gras ever be ethical?

Can foie gras ever be ethical? | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
As the ban on foie gras is lifted in California, campaigners continue to fight against the force-feeding of geese. But what if the geese gorged themselves voluntarily? On one farm in Spain, the birds do just that. Trevor Baker reports
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Hm.. ethical foie gras?

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Pesticide residue on food could affect sperm quality, says Harvard study

Pesticide residue on food could affect sperm quality, says Harvard study | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Analysis of semen from men at fertility clinic matched with questionnaire on consumption of fruit and vegetables
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