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South's 'extreme drought' could be felt at supermarkets soon

South's 'extreme drought' could be felt at supermarkets soon | Food issues | Scoop.it
The price of beef is set to skyrocket in the fall as a cattle shortage takes shape. Pastures are dying from the drought and ranchers are selling their cattle rather than buying costly feed.
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Billboards That Double as Homeless Housing May Soon Pop Up in the U.S.

Billboards That Double as Homeless Housing May Soon Pop Up in the U.S. | Food issues | Scoop.it
An innovative idea that hopes to help people living on the streets has received international attention, but the leaders of the Slovakia-based project are still looking to make it a reality.
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Korea to dish up Asia’s first food cluster

Korea to dish up Asia’s first food cluster | Food issues | Scoop.it
South Korea is pushing ahead with building Asia’s first food cluster, Foodpolis, to tap into the global food industry, which is expected to be worth up to $6 trillion by 2020. The nation plans to invest 553 billion won ($524 million) in setting up the cluster by 2016. It is currently in talks with up to 160 domestic and foreign companies, colleges and research centers that are vying for a spot at Foodpolis. It has b...
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GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens | Food issues | Scoop.it
Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.
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Don't buy wild-caught salmon, British shoppers told

Don't buy wild-caught salmon, British shoppers told | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sustainable seafood guide warns over depleting Atlantic salmon stock, but puts mackerel and haddock back on ‘Fish to Eat’ list
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Climate Change Is Hurting Food Security: Why Our Crops Are Threatened

Climate Change Is Hurting Food Security: Why Our Crops Are Threatened | Food issues | Scoop.it
Now two alarming new studies have been released that predict that the long-term security of our food crops be further compromised by climate change and other environmental factors.
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What's So Bad About Too Much Salt?

What's So Bad About Too Much Salt? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers, who analyzed data from 187 countries, reported that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above 2 grams per day. Almost no country or region is immune. Salt is fueling the gl...
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Are Rooftop Greenhouses the Food Solution We’ve Been Waiting For?

Are Rooftop Greenhouses the Food Solution We’ve Been Waiting For? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Lufa Farms is tackling the dual problem of increasing demand and a lighter footprint.
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Kenya: School Meal Plan a Boon for Pupils and Local Farmers

Kenya: School Meal Plan a Boon for Pupils and Local Farmers | Food issues | Scoop.it
The transition of school feeding from the World Food Programme to the government has come with good tidings for smallholder farmers.
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Here's an African farm-to-school program that's feeding children and helping farmers.

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Photos: NYC Climate Change March Rallies Over 310,000

Photos: NYC Climate Change March Rallies Over 310,000 | Food issues | Scoop.it
The march drew a broad coalition of indigenous groups, unions, families, religious leaders, scientists and a few celebrities.
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Nestlé Removes GMO Ingredients from Baby Foods in South Africa, Not USA

Nestlé Removes GMO Ingredients from Baby Foods in South Africa, Not USA | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why has Nestlé, who owns a baby-formula producing company called Gerber, removed GMOs (genetically modified organisms) from baby foods and formulas in South Africa and not in the United States? Perhap
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Pregnant and Poor? Eating Healthy Just Got Harder - NBC News

Pregnant and Poor? Eating Healthy Just Got Harder - NBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Eating healthy while poor and pregnant just got harder.Prices of fresh meat and seafood are rising, chipping away at the number of affordable protein choices...
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Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals | Food issues | Scoop.it
From tasty tempura to gross gruel, hospital meals across the globe vary wildly. Highbrow institutions in China and India have long served top-notch food. U.S. hospitals are starting to follow suit.
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Nutrition Policies Can Address Inequalities

Nutrition Policies Can Address Inequalities | Food issues | Scoop.it
Recent news coverage of a major analysis of Americans' diets over the past decade properly focused on the widening gap in healthy eating between higher-income and lower-income populations in our country. A typical headline reported: "U.S. diet improves slightly, but gap widens between rich and poor."

That trend has been obvious for some time, and is one of the reasons that Food Day 2014, sponsored by my organization, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), will focus this year on food justice: taking a hard look at issues of food access and justice for food and farm workers.
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California governor vetoes 'unnecessary' livestock antibiotics bill

California governor vetoes 'unnecessary' livestock antibiotics bill | Food issues | Scoop.it
Consumer and environmental groups cheer California governor Jerry Brown’s veto of antibiotics bill, calling it too weak
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Cornucopia: USDA Maintains Pattern of Corporate Appointments

Cornucopia: USDA Maintains Pattern of Corporate Appointments | Food issues | Scoop.it
Organic Governance Undermined by Cozy Relationship with Agribusiness Lobbyists One of the nation’s preeminent organic industry watchdogs, The Cornucopia In
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How to Genetically Modify a Tomato and Other Things We Eat

How to Genetically Modify a Tomato and Other Things We Eat | Food issues | Scoop.it
The genetic modification of foods is not the sort of topic that inspires ambivalence. When Murray Ballard first visited the John Innes Centre in Norfolk, England—Europe's “largest independent research facility for the study of plant science and microbiology”—he thought he’d already picked a side. 
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The Gulf's Red Snapper Fishery Makes a Comeback

The Gulf's Red Snapper Fishery Makes a Comeback | Food issues | Scoop.it
Red snapper fishing in the Texas Gulf is finally making a comeback after decades of overfishing, thanks to new sustainable commercial fishing practices.
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Fishing and hunting as food gathering - Comox Valley Record

Fishing and hunting as food gathering - Comox Valley Record | Food issues | Scoop.it
These activities will become more important due to global warming
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Want to find out where your fruit was grown? Good luck.

Want to find out where your fruit was grown? Good luck. | Food issues | Scoop.it
Big Ag considers the path from field to supermarket a trade secret.
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EPA Sued to Ban Neurotoxic Insecticide Use on Crops | Food Safety News

EPA Sued to Ban Neurotoxic Insecticide Use on Crops | Food Safety News | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Forget the Bookmobile—This Town's Getting a Farmers Market on Wheels

Forget the Bookmobile—This Town's Getting a Farmers Market on Wheels | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs

Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs | Food issues | Scoop.it
California is drying up.

“This is a big deal,” California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state’s groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost ...
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The GMO-Lobby Loves Lazy Journalists

The GMO-Lobby Loves Lazy Journalists | Food issues | Scoop.it
I found a facebook post today claiming that a "Study of 100 Billion Animals Finds GMOs Safe." First of all, I consider the source.  Here's what the "I fucking love science" page says about itself: ...
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Winnipeg company hopes to make a commercial trail mix using bugs and worms

Winnipeg company hopes to make a commercial trail mix using bugs and worms | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Winnipeg company is hoping to put its own spin on trail mix by adding some crickets, mealworms and superworms to the usual combination of nuts, seeds and fruit.
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Cornucopia: USDA Maintains Pattern of Corporate Appointments - Cornucopia Institute

Cornucopia: USDA Maintains Pattern of Corporate Appointments - Cornucopia Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it
Organic Governance Undermined by Cozy Relationship with Agribusiness Lobbyists One of the nation’s preeminent organic industry watchdogs, The Cornucopia In
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