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What we eat, why we eat it, how we eat it, and what it does
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EU and fish quotas: Who will protect these fish from our feeding frenzy?

EU and fish quotas: Who will protect these fish from our feeding frenzy? | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The EU tells Iceland and the Faroes to stop their fishing frenzy of mackerel, but only because it wants to plunder the stock itself...

 

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a year, after which no one will ever eat fish again."

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's TV Fish Fight boosts consumption

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's TV Fish Fight boosts consumption | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Celebrity chef persuades shoppers to try new fish, but they're still buying old favourites too...
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Could more-nutritious crops help fight hunger?

Could more-nutritious crops help fight hunger? | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the work is part of a broader effort to boost the levels of vitamins and minerals in crops many Africans rely on for the bulk of their diets. The Seattle-based foundation has committed more than $160 million to these so-called biofortification programs.

The approach epitomizes Gates' belief in the power of science to combat hunger, and mirrors many of the giant philanthropy's other investments in improved seeds and fertilizers. But some agricultural experts are skeptical that tweaking nutrient levels and other tech-heavy approaches will make much of a dent in malnutrition, because they ignore the complex social, political and economic roots of the problem.


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Hidden Hunger and the Global Food Crisis

Food-price inflation reduces the purchasing power of poor families, forces them to reallocate their household spending and reduce their dietary diversity. In turn, this leads to increased micronutrient malnutrition, ...
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Mouthwateringly Market Fresh: Cooking With Heirloom Tomatoes

Mouthwateringly Market Fresh: Cooking With Heirloom Tomatoes | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it

"“There’s a lot of talk these days about mass-farming, genetically modified crops, and food additives, but the heirloom tomato is as nature intended, a great way to represent what back-to-basics farming can bring," Klein says. "Each variety has its own flavor profile, its own different texture and level of sweetness, as nature intended."

 

If by "nature" you mean human beings who selected and continue to maintain those varieties, then I agree 100%.

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Tennessee allocates $3.15m for fruits and veggies in school lunch programs

So, is that a lot, or a little?

 

"Schools are selected based on criteria in the law and includes the requirement that each student receives between $50 and $75 worth of fresh produce over the school year."

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Eating healthy on a budget isn't impossible

"Stupid broccoli. You taste like broccoli and you’re expensive? Well, pass the Fritos, because I guess there’s nothing to be done. Nutrition costs too much!"

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Seth's blog » The Evolution of Lactose Tolerance and My Butter Discoveries

More fun butterfacts.

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WORLD’S HOTTEST COMMERCIALLY GROWN CHILLI PEPPER TO HIT UK

My-chilli-is-hotter-than-yours strikes again.

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Corn Pros and Cons

Corn Pros and Cons | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
From GENE LOGSDON
This is my favorite time of the year, even with the horse and deer flies. I sit under the oak tree next to the garden and husk sweet corn. I love to husk sweet corn because I lov...


Nice idea, that corn is "overdone".
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Food Politics » Where did the 2,000 calorie diet idea come from?

Food Politics » Where did the 2,000 calorie diet idea come from? | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Good answer to a deceptively simple question.
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How to make Viking heather beer

How to make Viking heather beer | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Feeling needy for something meady?Our hedgerow homebrewer is here to spread a liking for the Viking...


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Nutrition mystification

Nutrition mystification | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Nutrition is one of those mysterious "sciences" that leaves people perplexed, bewildered, confused and bamboozled. What we read in newspapers or see on TV can leave the public unsure from one day t...

 

A nutritionist spills the protein-rich, tryptophan-poor beans.

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The Jokkmokk Agreement - Slow food

The Jokkmokk Agreement - Slow food | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it

“We have many ideas,” said Phrang. “Following Jokkmokk, and with our united statement, we can now approach forthcoming global events such Rio+20, Terra Madre 2012 and the 2014 proposed UN High Level Meeting on Indigenous Issues. It is essential that more grassroots voices are heard in these meetings - as we heard at Jokkmokk.”

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Somalia famine appeal raises far less than previous disasters

Somalia famine appeal raises far less than previous disasters | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
UK donations are lower for east Africa crisis than for Asian tsunami or Haiti earthquake, despite it affecting more people...
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Good nutrition boost kid's performance - Times of India

Good nutrition boost kid's performance - Times of India | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Good nutrition boost kid's performanceTimes of IndiaAn expert has indicated that nutrition can play a huge role in academic success of children.

 

You don't say. Could it also boost the performance of picture editors, I wonder.

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Women and Anti-Poverty Programs in Bangladesh | International Food ...

Women and Anti-Poverty Programs in Bangladesh | International Food ... | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it

"In a special issue of the Journal of Development Effectiveness, Agnes Quisumbing, Neha Kumar, and Akhter Ahmed examined the impact of two anti-poverty programs—food and cash transfer programs and the introduction of new agricultural technologies—on the well-being of rural men and women in Bangladesh."

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When Climate Changes Come and Water Policies Fail. Pray for Rain?

When Climate Changes Come and Water Policies Fail. Pray for Rain? | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Praying for rain may bring emotional relief, but it isn't going to be enough. We need real leadership, here on Earth, to prepare for the inevitable consequences of a worsening climate.
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Freakonomics » The Case for Biofortification

Freakonomics » The Case for Biofortification | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it

I gave up on the Freakonomics blog a while back, but the headline tempted me back. I wish I hadn't bothered. To confuse biofortification and plain old-fashioned fortification is bad enough, but there's lots more here that smacks of shallow thought.

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Bushwhacker taps into burgeoning market

Bushwhacker taps into burgeoning market | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Another reason to visit Portland, OR: "Hard" cider. Although to an Englishman, there isn't any other kind. The other stuff is apple juice.

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Community Based Nutrition programme holds off hunger in drought-prone Ethiopia - UNICEF (press release)

Community Based Nutrition programme holds off hunger in drought-prone Ethiopia - UNICEF (press release) | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
UNICEF (press release) Community Based Nutrition programme holds off hunger in drought-prone Ethiopia

 

UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on community-based nutrition and health initiatives

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Billboards a concern - Fiji Times

Billboards a concernFiji TimesWHILE the National Food Policy for Schools has been established, the Consumer Council of Fiji says the luring impact of unhealthy food advertising outside the school system is still a matter of concern.
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Is Commodity Price Volatility Good or Bad? Wrong Question.

Is Commodity Price Volatility Good or Bad? Wrong Question. | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Just a little background for all the hand-wringers out there.
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Hope for ending hunger in our lifetimes by Josette Sheeran

Hope for ending hunger in our lifetimes by Josette Sheeran | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
I will never forget holding my newborn baby in my arms watching a television report on the 1987 famine in Ethiopia – hearing the haunting cries of babies whose hunger could not be met by their anguished mothers.


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