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Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food

Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Much of our produce is relatively low in phytonutrients — compounds that may reduce the risk of many diseases.
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White sweetcorn, it turns out, may be the first genetically modified organism.

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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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Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says

Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
A report released Wednesday shows that about 60 million metric tons of food is wasted a year in the United States, a problem that contributes to climate change and to the loss of natural resources like water and land.
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a topic in food ethics which we don't mention enough

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Attack on meat has industry seeing red

Attack on meat has industry seeing red | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The meat industry is sharpening its knives over a small federal committee that issued sweeping nutrition advice that essentially told Americans to drop the burger and grab a handful of kale.The beef and pork associations spent months sweating as the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee worked on developing a large book of nutrition advice that...
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Why Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman’s Proposed Food Policy Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

Why Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman’s Proposed Food Policy Won’t Happen Anytime Soon | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Civil rights had a bridge in Selma, Alabama, and gay rights had a bar in Greenwich Village. Last week, foodies made their stand at a former Rockefeller family dairy in New York’s tony Westchester County. A group of more than 200 food activists, peppered with a few dozen conventional farmers,...
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Mealworm 'meat' team competes to feed the world | Cornell Chronicle

Mealworm 'meat' team competes to feed the world | Cornell Chronicle | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
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Cornell food team develops insecto-protein.

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U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit - NYTimes.com

U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit - NYTimes.com | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
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Smithfield Foods announces progress on sow housing

Smithfield Foods announces progress on sow housing | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
US-based Smithfield Foods has announced it had transitioned more than 70% (71.4%) of its pregnant sows to group housing systems by the end of 2014.
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Welcome progress for 70% of their 1.1 million sows...

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Time to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Industrial Agriculture?

Time to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Industrial Agriculture? | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
That's what some food writers glean from a new study. Here's why they're wrong.
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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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Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs | Cornell Chronicle | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University
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Yikes that photo...

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How a national food policy could save millions of American lives

How a national food policy could save millions of American lives | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
A comprehensive plan would protect health, farmers and the environment.
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Pollan and Bittman gang up against big Food with this manifesto.  But the usual question remains: can the approach they are recommending feed 7.2 billion mouths?

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3D printed meat on the way – and it will be disruptive, say American specialists

3D printed meat on the way – and it will be disruptive, say American specialists | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
3D printed meat production will become technically feasible and could create competition for traditional meat producers as consumers will ultimately be able to print their own meat products – although much research and development still remains, say American food academics.
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The poll at the bottom suggests that a lot of people are already open to eating this.  Again, will technology soon make the current debates over animal agriculture moot?

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Farming Science, Without the Conscience

Farming Science, Without the Conscience | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The taxpayer-financed U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, home to sickening experiments, should be reformed — or shut down.
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‘Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids’

‘Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids’ | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Day by day, meal by meal, training children to cope with Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic form of obesity.
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Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.
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understand your egg carton...

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