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No sacred cows in paddock-to-plate promo

No sacred cows in paddock-to-plate promo | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
IT’S enough to make a vegetarian choke on their chickpeas.
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Organic, free-range, grass-fed, biodynamic – what’s in a name?

Organic, free-range, grass-fed, biodynamic – what’s in a name? | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
Organic, free-range, grass-fed and biodynamic. ABC Rural investigates what's in a name?
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Woolworths removes caged eggs from ACT stores

Woolworths removes caged eggs from ACT stores | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
Canberra becomes the first jurisdiction in Australia where Woolworths will no longer sell caged eggs.
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GM techniques: from the field to the laboratory (and back again) - Agriculture - Cropping - General News - Queensland Country Life

GM techniques: from the field to the laboratory (and back again) - Agriculture - Cropping - General News - Queensland Country Life | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
GENETIC modification sounds very lab-based, but the vast majority of GM work was completed in the field through selective breeding.
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"Humane" Food Labeling Isn't Worth the Label It's Printed on

"Humane" Food Labeling Isn't Worth the Label It's Printed on | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
So you choose meat that's labeled "humanely raised" or "sustainably farmed" because you're concerned about animal welfare and the impact of farming on the environment. And you're happy to pay a little bit more for it because you k...
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Religion and Ethics: "Ag-gag" laws

Religion and Ethics: "Ag-gag" laws | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
Ag-gag laws are laws that are designed that make it illegal for animal rights groups to secretly film on farms.
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Sowing seeds of discord

Sowing seeds of discord | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
STEVE Marsh and Michael Baxter grew up like bush twins in a small southern sheep and wheatbelt rural community near Kojonup, Western Australia.
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SA's anti-GM food stance is "undermining science" - InDaily | Adelaide News

SA's anti-GM food stance is "undermining science" - InDaily | Adelaide News | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
One of South Australia's most senior agricultural scientists says the state's continued moratorium on genetically modified crops is damaging the status of science.
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Landmark court case on genetically modified food production begins

Landmark court case on genetically modified food production begins | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
A landmark case on the right to grow genetically modified crops begins in the WA Supreme Court today.
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Starting the conversation about animal welfare

Starting the conversation about animal welfare | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
There's a trade off with every livestock system - organic or free range, says a pig farmer and rural leader.
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Confronting paintings compare meat and dairy industries with the Holocaust

Confronting paintings compare meat and dairy industries with the Holocaust | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
In a body of work titled 'Animal Holocaust', a northern New South Wales artist uses Nazi Germany symbolism to depict modern day animal farming.
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Do you really understand modern farming? Urbanite examines 10 truths of GMOs and organics | Genetic Literacy Project

Do you really understand modern farming? Urbanite examines 10 truths of GMOs and organics | Genetic Literacy Project | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
As the debate over GMOs has gone viral, city-dwellers often position themselves as experts on farming. But as our GLP contributing writer notes, there's often a
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Perdue Announces Dramatic Reduction in Chicken Antibiotic Use

Perdue Announces Dramatic Reduction in Chicken Antibiotic Use | Food Ethics | Scoop.it

Via Cathryn Wellner
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Ag-gag laws and the right to privacy - Agribuzz with David Leyonhjelm - Queensland Country Life

Ag-gag laws and the right to privacy - Agribuzz with David Leyonhjelm - Queensland Country Life | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
WHEN it comes to the production of livestock products for food, animal rights activists and their cheerleaders in the Greens do not respect private property.
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Sir Conway's guide to feeding the world

Sir Conway's guide to feeding the world | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
A world leading scientists says we need to increase food production by more than 70 per cent by 2050.
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Genetically modified grass for dairy cows sparks concern

Genetically modified grass for dairy cows sparks concern | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
Australian dairy cows are a step closer to being fed genetically modified rye grass designed to boost milk production, sparking concerns from both organic and non-organic farmers.
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Safe Food name 'con job': Nobel laureate

Safe Food name 'con job': Nobel laureate | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIAN Nobel Prize laureate Barry Marshall has labelled the lobby group supporting farmer Steve Marsh in landmark legal proceedings about GM contamination as dishonest.
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Marsh questioned on day 3 of GM trial - Agriculture - Cropping - General News - Stock Journal

Marsh questioned on day 3 of GM trial - Agriculture - Cropping - General News - Stock Journal | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
LAWYERS in the landmark GM trial have continued to question Steve Marsh why it took him so long to sort and collect the GM canola swaths.
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Closely-watched GM farm case begins in Australia

Closely-watched GM farm case begins in Australia | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
Sydney — An Australian farmer who lost his organic produce licence has taken his neighbour to court over contamination from his genetically modified canola crop in a closely-watched test case.
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RAPID REACTION: GM canola court case begins in WA – experts respond – AusSMC - Australian Science Media Centre

The Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) is an independent, non-profit service for the news media, giving journalists direct access to evidence-based science & expertise.
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Animal Welfare Committee losing funding - 2011 live exports fall 110,000 short of quota - News#sthash.vOmGoK99.uxfs

Animal Welfare Committee losing funding - 2011 live exports fall 110,000 short of quota - News#sthash.vOmGoK99.uxfs | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
The committee established to drive the implementation of the 2010-2014 Australian Animal Welfare Strategy is one 16 advisory groups scrapped under cost-cutting measures by the Federal Government.
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These foods could disappear if new food safety rules pass

These foods could disappear if new food safety rules pass | Food Ethics | Scoop.it
Got local, organic spinach? Maybe not for long.
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