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Supermarkets 'Over-Promote' Unhealthy Food

Supermarkets 'Over-Promote' Unhealthy Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
A three-year study of supermarket special offers and price cuts finds a bias towards fatty and sugary products.
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Eye in the Sky - Cornucopia Institute

Eye in the Sky - Cornucopia Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cornucopia’s Aerial Photography Investigates Factory Farm Cheating by Will Fantle Chino Valley’s poultry operation in Texas is estimated to confine hundred
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7 things McDonald’s really wants you to forget

7 things McDonald’s really wants you to forget | Food issues | Scoop.it
The fast-food giant has a checkered history of abusing the environment -- and its workers
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Tim Nesbitt: No-browning apples, super-sized salmon and the case for GMO labeling

The fruits of the new tree of knowledge don't come with a label. They should. Measure 92 will make that happen and, over time, give consumers the market power to shape its branches to more beneficial purposes.
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The Midwest's vast farms are losing a ton of money this year

The Midwest's vast farms are losing a ton of money this year | Food issues | Scoop.it
And you're going to pay much of the difference. Is there a better way?
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Tom Philpott always has interesting insights into the U.S. food system. This time he questions the commodity system.

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High North food crisis

High North food crisis | Food issues | Scoop.it
Global warming could trigger a food crisis in the High North with hunters' ability to live of the land threatened due to melting ice and migrating species.
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Pesticides 'threaten shellfish industry'

Pesticides 'threaten shellfish industry' | Food issues | Scoop.it
The failure of Government departments to regulate fish farm-used pesticides is continuing to threaten shellfish and inshore fishing industries, along with marine wildlife, in West Cork.
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Foodie culture puts Duncan, B.C., on startups' map

Foodie culture puts Duncan, B.C., on startups' map | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food and wine business boom in Duncan, B.C., is fueled by demand for all things local and sustainable
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The future of family farming is in our hands

The future of family farming is in our hands | Food issues | Scoop.it
Everyone loves family farming! And so they should, writes Holly Creighton-Hird, as family farms produce most of the world's food. But the UK Government has a funny way of showing it - favouring corporate agriculture and eliminating farm payments for small land holdings. It's up to us, the public, to support small, high welfare producers.
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The New Junk Food Marketing to Kids: Health Food Marketing to Adults

The New Junk Food Marketing to Kids: Health Food Marketing to Adults | Food issues | Scoop.it
As we expect more from "healthy," we'll start making better choices and perhaps model for our children a better relationship with food marketing....
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Opinion: Food banks were supposed to be temporary

Opinion: Food banks were supposed to be temporary | Food issues | Scoop.it

Food banks have become a permanent fixture in our society. Nowadays, when confronted with poverty, our common response is donating cans of food or volunteering at a charity. And these services are well used: over 800,000 people line up at food banks across the country each month to help feed their families.

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Food banks are a sign of the failure of social policy, with government and business relinquishing responsibilities, shrugging and accepting growing poverty as normal. 

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Fast food heart attack risk can be HIGHER depending where you are

Fast food heart attack risk can be HIGHER depending where you are | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new study has found the amount of salt in your cheeseburger, sandwich or cereal can vary dramatically from one country to the next
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Food security brings economic growth — not the other way around

Food security brings economic growth — not the other way around | Food issues | Scoop.it

On World Food Day, it's time to remind ourselves that economic growth is only sustainable if all countries have food security. Without a country-owned and country-driven food security strategy, there will be obstacles and additional costs to global, regional and country level economic growth.

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“No seeds, no future” a short Biowatch/Oxfam film

“No seeds, no future” a short Biowatch/Oxfam film | Food issues | Scoop.it

For many generations subsistence farmers have successfully grown their own fruits and vegetables, and reared their own livestock. KwaHhohho in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, has a rich history of these traditional farming practices. But these are under threat.

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This is what Monsanto, Syntenta, Dow, the Gates Foundation and their allies want to do away with.

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Many Gluten-Free Products Break Health Canada Rules

Going gluten-free? You’re not the only one. Celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Miley Cyrus are aglow about the benefits of a gluten-free diet, and millions of Canadians are eating it up. But researchers say there isn’t much science...
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NewStream Farm Animal Care: Meristem Land & Science

NewStream Farm Animal Care: Meristem Land & Science | Food issues | Scoop.it
Delivering what you need to now in farm animal care today.
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8 Impossible Choices People Who Can't Afford Food Make Every Day

8 Impossible Choices People Who Can't Afford Food Make Every Day | Food issues | Scoop.it
Hunger in the U.S. is on the rise, with one in seven people turning to Feeding America to get help, a new report concluded.

In its recent study on the growing problem, Feeding America -- which helps people in need through its network of food bank...
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Loving Local: Place, Economy and Community

Loving Local: Place, Economy and Community | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Judy Wicks A block of brownstone row houses in West Philadelphia became my place in the world – a place where I aspired to start a business, raise a family, and help build a strong and joyful co...
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Hey Men, Stay Away From That Greasy, Greasy Burger

Hey Men, Stay Away From That Greasy, Greasy Burger | Food issues | Scoop.it
Anyone who's ever watched a young male athlete chow down fast food might be surprised by the findings of a new study conducted on mice fed a high-fat diet, in which the males were more likely to develop brain inflammation and heart disease than the f...
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Think you’re eating healthy? You’re probably not. - The Boston Globe

Think you’re eating healthy? You’re probably not.  - The Boston Globe | Food issues | Scoop.it
We’re lingering over breakfast at the Kendall Hotel when we notice a man watching us. He looks distinguished, not creepy, so we get back to our food. My tablemates finish their meals — plates of fruit and bowls of oatmeal. I dig into some scrambled eggs with a side of melon half-moons.
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Why did top scientific journals reject this Dr. Bronner's ad?

Why did top scientific journals reject this Dr. Bronner's ad? | Food issues | Scoop.it
"Nature" and "Science" refused to run the soap company's advertorial, which criticized biotechnology.
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This Is What Happens To Fast Food Burgers When Left In A Jar For 30 Days [VIDEO]

This Is What Happens To Fast Food Burgers When Left In A Jar For 30 Days [VIDEO] | Food issues | Scoop.it
Find out whether your favorite fast food burger stays intact or rots when it’s left inside a glass jar for a month.
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Junk Food Diet Worse for Male Brains : DNews

Junk Food Diet Worse for Male Brains : DNews | Food issues | Scoop.it
Eating a high-fat and high-carb diet resulted in inflammation in the brain -- at least in male mice.
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Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference | Food issues | Scoop.it
Mainstream reporting lately gives a pass to the pesticide industry that pours millions into lobbying government and media elites and defeating voter ballot initiatives to require labeling of GMO foods....
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Sugar in your savory food and condiments? It’s more likely than you think | HellaWella

Sugar in your savory food and condiments? It’s more likely than you think | HellaWella | Food issues | Scoop.it
Craving sugar doesn’t necessarily mean you’re jonesing for cookies, cakes, chocolate, candy or anything that is obviously sweet. Sugar is present in all sorts of food, some of which may surprise you.
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Statement of the Africa-U.S. Food Sovereignty Summit - Community Alliance for Global Justice

Statement of the Africa-U.S. Food Sovereignty Summit - Community Alliance for Global Justice | Food issues | Scoop.it

On Oct 10-14, 2014 Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch invited African leaders from six nations representing regional and continent-wide networks to Seattle to meet with leaders from over a dozen US organizations as part of the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit. The aim of the Summit was to promote farmer-led solutions to hunger and climate crises, share research, develop strategies and explore ways to protect communities faced with the consequences of industrial agriculture as promoted by the Gates Foundation.

 
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They stand in solidarity against the G8 New Alliance for Food Security, which seeks to impose corporate agriculture.

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