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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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Backyard pesticides show up increasingly in California watersheds: report

Backyard pesticides show up increasingly in California watersheds: report | Food issues | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Levels of a type of pesticide commonly used in backyard gardens and on farms have increased in urban and rural watersheds in California, the state said in a report released
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Farming for profit? Or for people, nature, health, wellbeing and human survival?

Farming for profit? Or for people, nature, health, wellbeing and human survival? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Farming today is well on the way to becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the agro-chemical-biotech industry, writes Colin Tudge. Defra and the European Commission are all too keen to make it so, reflecting the interests of an agro-oligarchy obsessed with profits and growth at all costs. But there is an alternative. Join the 'real farming' agrarian renaissance ...
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What Happened When Whole Foods Tried to Challenge Elitism, Racism, and Obesity in Detroit

What Happened When Whole Foods Tried to Challenge Elitism, Racism, and Obesity in Detroit | Food issues | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, as winter gave way to spring, Toyoda Ruff began to think about changing how she ate. Ruff had always been heavy, but her son, Tarik, a freshman honor student, had recently crossed the 300-pound mark, prompting Ruff to ferry him to appointments at a children’s...
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Lessons to be learned from Quebec’s agri-food industry

I spend a lot of time in Quebec and find the culture and the history of the province fascinating. It is in many regards, Canada’s little bit of Europe and
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Entrepreneurs Have A Vital Role In Food Security

Entrepreneurs Have A Vital Role In Food Security | Food issues | Scoop.it
"Recovered food" is getting lots of attention these days: from mainstream stories like the Cannes award-winning campaign for French supermarket chain Intermarché's Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables and independent films such as "Just Eat It" to the more fringe freeganism movement. And the attention is for good reason; in these heady days of waste reduction and sustainable food production, food recovery tackles our most bourgeois societal needs for perfect looking produce.
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Kitchen nightmares: 8 terrifying new facts about restaurant food

Kitchen nightmares: 8 terrifying new facts about restaurant food | Food issues | Scoop.it
For example: Nearly two-thirds of restaurant workers don't wash their hands after handling raw beef.
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The Trouble With the Genetically Modified Future

The Trouble With the Genetically Modified Future | Food issues | Scoop.it

ThouWith GMOs, there's no way of knowing how bad the worst-case scenario could be.

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Thoughtful commentary. The author points out that unintended consequences often do not appear for decades and that we really do not know if GMOs are safe.

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Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat | Food issues | Scoop.it
Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.
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Fast food chains aggressively market to poor black kids

Fast food chains aggressively market to poor black kids | Food issues | Scoop.it
The trend contributes to the troubling concept of "food oppression"
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Food fight: King Co. eyes steep fee hike for farmers markets

Food fight: King Co. eyes steep fee hike for farmers markets | Food issues | Scoop.it
Health officials want to hike the fees they charge farmers and food vendors to appear at local farmers markets - in some cases, as much as 200 percent.
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Living with GMOs - a letter from America

Living with GMOs - a letter from America | Food issues | Scoop.it
NGOs, scientists, anti-GM groups, celebrities, food manufacturers, and others representing 57 million Americans today publish an Open Letter to the UK and the entire EU warning of the serious and manifold hazards of GMO crops - and promising their support in our fight against them.
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Green Climate Fund Crucial to Sustained Food Production

Green Climate Fund Crucial to Sustained Food Production | Food issues | Scoop.it

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World welcomes the U.S. pledge of $3 billion made by President Barack Obama last weekend to enable developing countries' economies to grow while also lowering their carbon emissions, thus slowing global climate change.

So far, 13 countries have pledged $7.5 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) following the Group of 20 Summit last weekend in Brisbane, Australia. The biggest donors are the United States and Japan.  The GCF is a multilateral trust fund that builds on previous climate change-related initiatives, such as the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) spearheaded by President George W. Bush in 2008.  

 
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‘Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops’

‘Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so that no one can compete with pure non-GMO products after that, anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith, told RT.
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Why do we need food banks in rich Canada?

The front page of this year's Hunger Count says what many Canadians are thinking "Why do we need food banks in a country as rich as Canada"? The sad truth is that the number of people . . .
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To Slow Down Drug Resistance in Health Care, Buy an Antibiotic-Free Turkey for Thanksgiving | WIRED

To Slow Down Drug Resistance in Health Care, Buy an Antibiotic-Free Turkey for Thanksgiving | WIRED | Food issues | Scoop.it
How can an average person slow down the advance of antibiotic resistance? A healthcare coalition asks you to buy an antibiotic-free Thanksgiving turkey.
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Foragers find bounty of edibles in urban food deserts

Foragers find bounty of edibles in urban food deserts | Food issues | Scoop.it
With the gusto of wine enthusiasts in a tasting room, UC Berkeley professors Philip Stark and Tom Carlson eye, sniff and sample their selections, pronouncing them 'robust,' 'lovely,' 'voluptuous'—and even 'just beyond words.' The undergraduate students with them flock close, curious.
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Food Security a Hostage to Wall Street and US Global Hegemony

Family farming should indeed be celebrated because it really does feed the world. This claim is supported by a 2014 report by GRAIN, which revealed that small farms produce most of the world’s food [2].

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Canegrowers warned 'alternative' chemicals a threat to reef health

Canegrowers warned 'alternative' chemicals a threat to reef health | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers say a suite of 'alternative' chemicals used by cane growers are as harmful as those they're replacing.
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How Screamin Brothers' allergen-free ice cream warmed hearts (and wallets) on Dragons' Den

How Screamin Brothers' allergen-free ice cream warmed hearts (and wallets) on Dragons' Den | Food issues | Scoop.it
J.R. Wikkerink, now 15, sold ice cream at a farmers' market to raise money for those affected by the Jan. 2010 earthquake in Haiti before coming up with the idea for Screamin Brothers
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Good luck, boys!

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Sir Paul McCartney: why I have a beef with meat-eating - Telegraph

Sir Paul McCartney: why I have a beef with meat-eating - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
The former Beatle and long-time vegetarian and environnmentalist on why he's asking the world to forgo meat for one day every week
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Yes, Organic Farming Can Feed the World

Yes, Organic Farming Can Feed the World | Food issues | Scoop.it
A recent gathering of researchers and smallholder farmers in Istanbul yields insights.
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In the Last Frontier, Local Food Is More Than a Luxury

In the Last Frontier, Local Food Is More Than a Luxury | Food issues | Scoop.it
Alaska examines its capacity for local agriculture to be less dependent on the Lower 48.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, November 17, 7:58 AM

Important topic.

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Obama and the GOP Congress unite to push US meat overseas

Obama and the GOP Congress unite to push US meat overseas | Food issues | Scoop.it
Americans are eating less meat, but the industry has a plan to keep its factory-scale farms humming—and friends in high places.
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