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What we eat, why we eat it, how we eat it, and what it does
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New Food Policy to Boost Small-Scale Farms - Inter Press Service

New Food Policy to Boost Small-Scale Farms

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Gallardo said there was no deficit in food production in Bolivia.
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Book: Cultivating Diversity: Agrobiodiversity and food security

Book: Cultivating Diversity: Agrobiodiversity and food security | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
I wonder how much has changed since 1998? 75%, probably.
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Reading the World In a Loaf of Bread

Reading the World In a Loaf of Bread | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
What can a humble loaf of bread tell us about the world?
The answer is: far more than you might imagine. For one thing, that loaf can be “read” as if it were a core sample extracted from the heart of a grim global economy. Looked at another way, it reveals some of the crucial fault lines of world politics, including the origins of the Arab spring that has now become a summer of discontent.
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US, India to collaborate on food security in Africa - The Economic Times

US, India to collaborate on food security in Africa - The Economic Times | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Stretching the canvas of their global partnership, Malawi and Kenya to promote food security in these African countries.
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When butter was its own food group: The 1943 food wheel - Holy Kaw!

When butter was its own food group: The 1943 food wheel - Holy Kaw! | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
RT @dailycandy: In 1943, butter was its own food group. People used to be more honest.

An interesting first Scoop for me. I'm convinced butter gets a bad rap.
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First Lady: Let's Move Fruits And Veggies To 'Food Deserts'

First Lady: Let's Move Fruits And Veggies To 'Food Deserts' | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Bookmarked this on Delicious. But that whole Food Desert thing is silly, at least the was they've defined it.
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Food Stamps For Fast Food? Yum, Say Restaurants

America's poor, who are more likely to be plagued with poor nutrition and stricken with obesity than higher income groups, statistics show, are also more likely to get their meals from fast food restaurants."

Because that's where the calories are cheapest. Poor people are not stupid.
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India Food Security Program to Cost $67.41 Billion

India will need to spend between 2.5 trillion rupees ($56.17 billion) and 3 trillion rupees ($67.41 billion) on food subsidy and to strengthen its supply mechanism over the next two years as the government prepares to enact a food security law,...
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A Better Sort of Pig - Mark Bittman

A Better Sort of Pig - Mark Bittman | Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Long-awaited story from Mark Bittman on good pig-farming in Iowa; strangely the New York Times piece that is the full article won't play nicely with Scoop.it but you can go there from here.
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