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Safeway pulls 'pink slime' beef

Safeway pulls 'pink slime' beef | Food issues | Scoop.it
Safeway, the second largest US supermarket chain, announced Wednesday it will no longer stock lean finely textured beef, or what has become commonly derided as pink slime...
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CALIFORNIA: State's farmers begin to confront their ominous groundwater shortage

CALIFORNIA: State's farmers begin to confront their ominous groundwater shortage | Food issues | Scoop.it
WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- California's perpetual problem of groundwater depletion has gotten so dire that people are actually working to solve it.
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Snow Is Delicious. But Is It Dangerous To Eat?

Snow Is Delicious. But Is It Dangerous To Eat? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some winter lovers see snow as a local and seasonal specialty that goes well with cream and sugar. But is it more like an adventure in extreme eating? As with many wild foods, it's a bit of both.
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Is aid money benefiting small farmers in Africa – or big agribusiness companies?

Is aid money benefiting small farmers in Africa – or big agribusiness companies? | Food issues | Scoop.it
We must stand up against trade agreements which give corporations new powers to grab land, monopolise seed distribution and benefit from an export-to-the-West model of growth
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'Poorest farm in BC' growing 500,000 lbs of veg to feed hungry

'Poorest farm in BC' growing 500,000 lbs of veg to feed hungry | Food issues | Scoop.it
God's Little Acre, the "poorest farm in BC," continues to grow vegetables to donate to the Surrey Food Bank.
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GMO Pesticide Propaganda Machine Continues to Bamboozle

GMO Pesticide Propaganda Machine Continues to Bamboozle | Food issues | Scoop.it
It's past time that mainstream media cut through the flak of GMO pesticide industry propaganda, and connect the dots that GMOs = pesticide companies engineering food crops to sell more volume of more kinds of more toxic weed killer....
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The Weird Benefit of Eating Salty Food

The Weird Benefit of Eating Salty Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Too much salt can lead to heart disease, but there may be a healthy side to salt that hasn’t been appreciated — until now
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7 food trends of 2015 that embrace health and sustainability

7 food trends of 2015 that embrace health and sustainability | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some years see food fads that bring shudders to the green- and salubrious-inclined, but 2015 has ushered in some fashionable noshes that we can live with.
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Interesting foods???

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Canadian taste test: Do we like it salty or sweet?

Canadian taste test: Do we like it salty or sweet? | Food issues | Scoop.it

What tastes and flavours are particularly appealing to Canadians, that could set us apart from other nationalities? 

Let's start with salt, and Canadians' reputation for loving salty food.

Canadians do eat a great deal of salt — too much, as health experts keep telling us.

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The picture is far more complex and interesting than we might expect.

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Why the 'I ate junk food and turned out fine' argument doesn't work

Why the 'I ate junk food and turned out fine' argument doesn't work | Food issues | Scoop.it

Over the past 50 years, many medical advances have made it easier for people to survive heart attacks, treat high blood pressure and manage elevated cholesterol. We have surgeries, medicines and treatments that once weren't available. Sounds good, doesn't it? So why do Americans have a shorter life expectancy than people in most high-income countries?

 
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In the war over GMO labeling, Big Food loses the PR battle | Al Jazeera America

In the war over GMO labeling, Big Food loses the PR battle | Al Jazeera America | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food industry efforts to quash labeling initiatives further hurt genetically modified foods' image
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7 sugary foods that are pretending to be healthy

7 sugary foods that are pretending to be healthy | Food issues | Scoop.it
Don’t listen to the package hype: many processed foods are way too high in added sugars.
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51 Healthy Food Items That Cost Under $1

51 Healthy Food Items That Cost Under $1 | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sure, you can spend a lot to eat healthy, but you can also spend a ton of money on a very unhealthy diet. I've always noticed that the food we should be eating the most of (according to the good old USDA) - things like grains, legumes, fruits and veggies - happen to cost less on a per-pound basis than the food that's bad for us, at least in large quantities (red meat, fatty dairy products, processed foods, etc.).
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There might be something else in your milk besides milk

There might be something else in your milk besides milk | Food issues | Scoop.it
Dairy cows get treated with a variety of medications to help them fight illness, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to release the results of its inquiry – started more than four yea...
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Peanuts linked to same heart, longevity benefits as more pricey nuts

Peanuts linked to same heart, longevity benefits as more pricey nuts | Food issues | Scoop.it
Peanuts linked to same heart, longevity benefits as more pricey nuts
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Bushmeat's dual role: threatened species face off against nutrition and culture

Bushmeat's dual role: threatened species face off against nutrition and culture | Food issues | Scoop.it
Deforestation, habitat destruction, climate change, and other man-made forces are threatening species around the world. But, often overlooked, overhunting is a rising peril to many animals. On the other hand, bushmeat hunting also helps provide vital protein in rural tropical regions and is an important cultural rite for many indigenous tribes. Thus, there is a dual challenge of maintaining food security for forest-dependent populations and ensuring wildlife conservation.
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The global food security situation is critical. But there is still hope | Letters

The global food security situation is critical. But there is still hope | Letters | Food issues | Scoop.it
Letters: Our food system has been hijacked by the food industry, which has interposed itself between farmers and consumers
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Mediterranean diet cuts heart disease risk by nearly half

Mediterranean diet cuts heart disease risk by nearly half | Food issues | Scoop.it
Adults who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were 47 percent less likely to develop heart disease over a 10-year period compared to similar adults who did not closely follow the diet, according to a new study.
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Carbon Shock: How Global Warming Is Changing the Cost of Everything

Carbon Shock: How Global Warming Is Changing the Cost of Everything | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chaos and uncertainty: These are the first two words of Carbon Shock. And this is what faces us, if we don't pay attention....
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Fast Food Nations: Selling out to Junk Food, Illness and Food Insecurity

Fast Food Nations: Selling out to Junk Food, Illness and Food Insecurity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Western agribusiness, food processing companies and retail concerns are gaining wider entry into India and through various strategic trade deals are looking to gain a more significant footprint wit...
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Big Food's gifts to global agriculture?

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The Fiber Bar: a Food That Deludes - US News

The Fiber Bar: a Food That Deludes - US News | Food issues | Scoop.it
The problem: They reinforce delusional thinking that we can somehow have our cake (literally) and eat it too.
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Distorting Nutrition Facts To Generate Buzz

Distorting Nutrition Facts To Generate Buzz | Food issues | Scoop.it
In mid-February, the government released a scientific report that will shape its 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Think of it as America's basic nutrition policy. Most people who read the report would have viewed it as a snore; not much has changed.

Yes, the report lifted the longstanding advice to limit cholesterol in foods. That boils down to dropping advice to limit egg yolks. Liver is high in cholesterol, but rarely eaten. Shrimp is high in cholesterol, but so low in saturated fat -- the prime driver of high blood cholesterol -- that its cholesterol hardly matters.
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The War on Genetically-Modified-Food Critics: Et tu, National Geographic?

The War on Genetically-Modified-Food Critics: Et tu, National Geographic? | Food issues | Scoop.it
The consensus on the safety of GM food is perfectly clear: there is no consensus.
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School Food Problems are American Food Problems

School Food Problems are American Food Problems | Food issues | Scoop.it
The biggest problem with school food isn't that it's too healthy, or that students are being offered too little. The biggest problem is that industry is feeding our kids, and we're letting it happen....
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Confessions of a Nanny-State Food Cop: The Truth about Public Health

Confessions of a Nanny-State Food Cop: The Truth about Public Health | Food issues | Scoop.it
I’m not really sure when I first started hating freedom. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved controlling people, interfering with their lives, and keeping them ...
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Aussie actor gets sugar rush from low-fat health foods

Aussie actor gets sugar rush from low-fat health foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian actor who set out to expose hidden sugar in health food said he gained 8.5 kg (19 lb) and a paunch after a 60-day low-fat diet, including yoghurt, cereal, muesli bars and
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