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Of Course There's Such a Thing as a Bad Food!

Of Course There's Such a Thing as a Bad Food! | Food issues | Scoop.it

Of course there's such a thing as a bad food. At least there is if "bad" is defined on the basis of health. In a sense, a bad food is one whose risks outweigh its nutritional benefits when consumed regularly.

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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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Food prices: they're not as bad as you think

With food prices, the grass is not always greener on the other side Food unites us all and Canada is certainly not immune to global pressures affecting food systems.
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Serious About Addressing Climate Change? It’s Time to Get Serious About Changing Your Diet

Serious About Addressing Climate Change? It’s Time to Get Serious About Changing Your Diet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Did you know livestock production accounts for 51 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions annually? This makes livestock production the leading cause of climate change, yet all signs point to the fact that based on global diet trends, these numbers are only poised to grow.
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Monsanto’s Gamble: Biotech Lobby Pushes Genetically Modified GM Food into Europe

Monsanto’s Gamble: Biotech Lobby Pushes Genetically Modified GM Food into Europe | Food issues | Scoop.it
Before beginning to read this article, bear in mind that we do not need GM food. The world is quite capable of feeding itself without GMOs: for example, look, here, here, here, here and here for th...
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Diabetics pay little attention to salt warnings: study

Diabetics pay little attention to salt warnings: study | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a recent survey, most adults with diabetes knew that a high-salt diet is linked to high blood pressure and stroke - but most still consumed too much sodium anyway. “Despite
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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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7 Reasons To Love the Beetroot

7 Reasons To Love the Beetroot | Food issues | Scoop.it
It is not only delicious, but the beetroot is storage of healthy nutrient as well. Take a couple of slices of beetroot with some olive oil and garlic and your immune system will be able to fight against all harmful microorganisms.
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This is the time of year when beetroot is on offer at the farmers' market, and flavors are at their peak. But this humble vegetable also stores well and is available throughout the year. 

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Montebello Kitchens's curator insight, September 11, 7:53 AM

Visit your local farmer's market.  These babies are flying off the shelf.  Great with Montebello Kitchens chia dressings.

H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, September 13, 6:50 AM

What's your favorite way to eat beets?

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This is what a farmer looks like

This is what a farmer looks like | Food issues | Scoop.it
FarmHer documents the badass women who grow our food.
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Montebello Kitchens's curator insight, September 11, 7:55 AM

What else can I say.

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Site C Dam: Food for Thought

Please take action now! Go to: StopSiteC.org The Peace River Valley, in northeast BC, provides much of the province’s energy needs from two large dams and tens…
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The plan is to flood 30,000 acres of good farmland. 

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Monsanto Settles GMO Wheat Contamination Claims

Monsanto Settles GMO Wheat Contamination Claims | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto Co. has agreed to settle lawsuits by U.S. farmers who alleged they lost money after the company contaminated their wheat fields when a genetically m...
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