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Food Banks Shift Focus, Seek to Nourish People in Need

Food Banks Shift Focus, Seek to Nourish People in Need | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food banks are in the business of combating hunger -- and they want to nourish their clients too. Sarah Henry reports on a new initiative designed to help places like the Alameda County Community Food Bank better serve people in need of a good feed.
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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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Thousands Of Bees May Have Been Poisoned

Thousands Of Bees May Have Been Poisoned | Food issues | Scoop.it
BRANDON, Man. - RCMP in Brandon, Man., are investigating a report that thousands of honey bees have been poisoned in the region recently.Mounties say in a news release that two locations northwest of Brandon in the rural municipality of Elton are inv...
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Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides | Food issues | Scoop.it
Residents of the township of Mals in Italy voted overwhelmingly on September 5 to ban agricultural pesticides to protect the health of residents, the surrounding ecosystem and the integrity of the township's historical agricultural practices.
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New York City Health Department, along with GrowNYC and Corbin Hill Food Project, launch Farm to Preschool

New York City Health Department, along with GrowNYC and Corbin Hill Food Project, launch Farm to Preschool | Food issues | Scoop.it
Locally grown produce is coming to 11 preschools across the city.
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Africa's Dividing Farmlands a Threat to Food Security

Africa's Dividing Farmlands a Threat to Food Security | Food issues | Scoop.it
Experts say that Africa's extensive land subdivision is emerging as a significant threat to food security.
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Whole Foods’ Anti-GMO Swindle

Whole Foods’ Anti-GMO Swindle | Food issues | Scoop.it
The confusing debate over genetically modified food isn’t going away soon. And the longer consumers don’t understand what they’re buying, the more places like Whole Foods benefit.
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Labeling an organic product as non-GMO is disingenuous. They ALL are required to be non-GMO. Also, labeling something as non-GMO when non GMO ingredients are available for that product is greenwashing.

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Investing in a sustainable food and farm future

Investing in a sustainable food and farm future | Food issues | Scoop.it
Consumer interest and understanding about how food is produced is increasing in pockets, but needs to be broadly expanded.
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The rich are eating richer, the poor are eating poorer

The rich are eating richer, the poor are eating poorer | Food issues | Scoop.it
Inequality is showing up on American dinner plates, new studies find.
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Big Food with a regional flavour: how Australia's food lobby works

Big Food with a regional flavour: how Australia's food lobby works | Food issues | Scoop.it
Criticism of the food industry has itself become a niche industry. But the tendency to embrace a US-centric conception of how the industry works risks masking local variants and inhibiting a targeted response…
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Their tactics will be familiar to North Americans.

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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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Reduced energy density in foods can create healthier food environment, may help to reduce obesity

Reduced energy density in foods can create healthier food environment, may help to reduce obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
An official position statement pointing to the pervasive availability of foods high in energy density as a contributing factor for weight gain and obesity has been released by the Obesity Society. As detailed in the position statement, a diet reduced in energy density can accommodate a wide range of eating patterns, and can support a lifestyle that includes a healthy, well-balanced diet for weight management.
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Loblaw targets food-savvy Canadians in major marketing overhaul

Loblaw targets food-savvy Canadians in major marketing overhaul | Food issues | Scoop.it
‘New approach is to elevate the brand from a packaged goods food brand to a lifestyle brand,’ grocer says
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PTSD symptoms tied to food addiction in women: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more than twice as likely as women without the disorder to be addicted to food, according to a new study.The
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7 foods that aren't as healthy as you think

When it comes to making dinner or buying snacks, we see words like "vegetable," "yogurt" or "light" and assume it's a healthy choice....
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Fishing for shrimp but netting jail time | Al Jazeera America

Fishing for shrimp but netting jail time | Al Jazeera America | Food issues | Scoop.it
A depleted marine population in Indian waters forces fishermen to illegally ply their trade in Sri Lanka
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Annie's Sells Out to GMO Giant General Mills. Here's What You're Not Being Told

Annie's Sells Out to GMO Giant General Mills. Here's What You're Not Being Told | Food issues | Scoop.it
Let me guess. One of your favorite go-to meals is shells and white cheddar and you find yourself having to ration boxes of cheddar bunnies so that you don't devour the whole package in one sitting. I don't blame you.
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Farm-to-belly: A farmer, chef and doctor discuss the future of food

Farm-to-belly: A farmer, chef and doctor discuss the future of food | Food issues | Scoop.it
From how it's grown to how it's consumed and how it impacts your health, three experts talk about the full-circle impact of food and its future.
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