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Who Fishes Matters: Hey Big Box Boats - We Got a Bone to Pick

Who Fishes Matters: Hey Big Box Boats - We Got a Bone to Pick | Food issues | Scoop.it

Fisheries have been commoditized. It just makes me crazy to think that some large company in the mid-west, or Asia or anywhere, could own the fishing rights where I live, and I'd have to lease these rights in order to put my nets in the water... and then hand over most of the profits from my labor when the day is done.

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Chemicals in Your Food - What You Don't Know Will Harm You | Fooducate

Chemicals in Your Food - What You Don't Know Will Harm You | Fooducate | Food issues | Scoop.it
The FDA has been petitioned by consumer advocacy groups many times over the years, but it seems that it doesn't have the will or the power to protect us.
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very nice l like it's
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Guatemala: People reject "Monsanto Law" for threatening food security

Guatemala: People reject "Monsanto Law" for threatening food security | Food issues | Scoop.it
Guatemalan civil society has strongly rejected the country's new plant breeders' rights law imposed through the free trade agreement with the US (CAFTA).
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Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right?

Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?
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Chicago's urban farms have yet to harvest sustainable jobs, better health

Chicago's urban farms have yet to harvest sustainable jobs, better health | Food issues | Scoop.it
More than a decade of urban agriculture in Chicago has produced a mixed crop of outcomes.
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On Labor Day, Let's Celebrate Farm and Food System Workers

On Labor Day, Let's Celebrate Farm and Food System Workers | Food issues | Scoop.it
Farmers' markets have had an explosive growth, countless schools now have vegetable gardens, and we are paying more attention to the link between our diets and our health. Yet, most food labor issues still remain under the radar....
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Every Saturday I have a chance to celebrate these heroes, when I head to the farmers' market for the week's food.

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Montebello Kitchens's curator insight, August 28, 7:06 PM

Celebrate the Farmers at your local farmers market.  We will be at the Irvington, VA market this Saturday

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This Animal’s ‘Waste’ Could Be an Aphrodisiac

This Animal’s ‘Waste’ Could Be an Aphrodisiac | Food issues | Scoop.it
If we’re going to sacrifice an animal for human consumption, at least we could try to eliminate waste.
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New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming | Food issues | Scoop.it
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.
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This is an encouraging trend

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5 ways climate change is ruining your breakfast

5 ways climate change is ruining your breakfast | Food issues | Scoop.it
We could lose affordable Nutella, bacon, and other delicacies because of rising temperatures.
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This is how scientists feel

What follows are the words of real scientists. Researchers that understand climate change.
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Scientists get real, and terrified, about climate change.

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Shock: Genetically Modified Rice Trial Reports 3 Times Higher Leukemia Risk

Shock: Genetically Modified Rice Trial Reports 3 Times Higher Leukemia Risk | Food issues | Scoop.it
Christina Sarich | A GM rice trial on University students in China has led to an incidence rate of acute leukemia of up to 3 times the normal rate in the country.
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The Link Between Eating Well and Mental Health, by Steve Holt

The Link Between Eating Well and Mental Health, by Steve Holt | Food issues | Scoop.it
Should the Hippocratic maxim "Let food be thy medicine" apply to mental health care? According to recent research on the effect of diet and nutrition on the health of the brain, the answer may be, "Absolutely!" After more than half a century of depending primarily on prescription drugs for relief, the medical and psychiatric community is rediscovering the numerous connections between food and mental illness. Read on to learn more about food may become an integral part of holistic mental health care.
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West Africa: allocating land for food sovereignty or for exports? ...

West Africa: allocating land for food sovereignty or for exports? ... | Food issues | Scoop.it
While in the West African region about 35 million people remind undernourished investments threat the environment and the right to food.
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When big corporations form alliances to "assist" the hungry in developing countries, who benefits most?

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Its very nice picture
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McDonald's tries cucumbers and gnocchi to confront junk food image

McDonald's tries cucumbers and gnocchi to confront junk food image | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fast food giant, struggling to profit in the US, battles stigma of low prices and plans ‘chef events’ around country
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H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, August 21, 2:36 PM

Would this event change your opinion about McDonald's food?

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Tourism Not Tuna

Tourism Not Tuna | Food issues | Scoop.it
There is a new wave of conservation in the Pacific.   Fed up with overfishing and other non-sustainable practices like shark finning, small island nations are returning to more traditional ways.  T...
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How Digging in the Dirt Improves the Health of Immigrants in America

How Digging in the Dirt Improves the Health of Immigrants in America | Food issues | Scoop.it
Growing food at Thistle Whistle Farm helps them learn language skills, too.
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Reflections on the past, present and future of migrant farm labour in Canada | rabble.ca

Reflections on the past, present and future of migrant farm labour in Canada | rabble.ca | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food

Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the table, prompting many people to fill up on empty calories.
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From Squalor to Shiitakes: the World's First Biocellar

From Squalor to Shiitakes: the World's First Biocellar | Food issues | Scoop.it
Lots of people are experimenting with ways to deal with urban blight. In this new video from QUEST Ohio, watch how one man is turning an abandoned house into what could be the world’s first “biocellar.”
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Law on genetically modified crops ruled invalid

A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judge ruled Monday.
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Big Food strikes again

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LInvasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

LInvasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus | Food issues | Scoop.it
The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.
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On Behalf of Monsanto: GMO Food Crops for Ukraine's Bread Basket

On Behalf of Monsanto: GMO Food Crops for Ukraine's Bread Basket | Food issues | Scoop.it
Finally, a little-known aspect of the crisis in Ukraine is receiving some international attention.  On July 28, the California-based Oakland Institute released a report revealing that the World Ban...
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Lexicon Of Sustainability – The Food List: Agriculture & Climate Change

Lexicon Of Sustainability – The Food List: Agriculture & Climate Change | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Monsanto Expects 2014 Approval Of GM Soybean Resistant To Stronger Herbicides

Monsanto Expects 2014 Approval Of GM Soybean Resistant To Stronger Herbicides | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agriculture giant Monsanto announced that the company expects a 2014 approval of their controversial new genetically modified (GM) soybean seeds. According to
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The price of food doesn’t always reflect its true cost

The price of food doesn’t always reflect its true cost | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some people think that local foods are too expensive. Over recent decades, industrially farmed and processed foods have become the standard by which many judge how much all food should
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Crop Diversity Is Key to Agricultural Climate Adaptation | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Crop Diversity Is Key to Agricultural Climate Adaptation | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Food issues | Scoop.it
News out of Harvard suggests that not only will climate change affect how food is grown, but it will also lower the nutrition levels of what ...
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