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Leading Environmental Activist’s Blunt Confession: I Was Completely Wrong To Oppose GMOs

Leading Environmental Activist’s Blunt Confession: I Was Completely Wrong To Oppose GMOs | Food issues | Scoop.it
If you fear genetically modified food, you may have Mark Lynas to thank.
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Six myths about nutrition and health - The Boston Globe

Six myths about nutrition and health - The Boston Globe | Food issues | Scoop.it

Glossy magazines and popular websites promote the latest food fad or offer stern warnings against your favorite treats; your mother calls up with third-hand advice that originated on daytime television or with your great-great-grandmother in the century before last.

 

It can be confusing and frustrating.

To help clear things up, six local nutrition and health professionals have offered to debunk some of the most common — and, to them, annoying — misconceptions they hear bandied about.

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This Tiny Vertical Garden Has A Built-In Composter, So You Can Feed It Food Waste

This Tiny Vertical Garden Has A Built-In Composter, So You Can Feed It Food Waste | Food issues | Scoop.it
Drop your scraps in the designated tube, and voila, you have a flourishing garden.
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Even my small balcony could accommodate this.

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Oil giant takes aim at indigenous groups in Peru

Oil giant takes aim at indigenous groups in Peru | Food issues | Scoop.it
Oil giant takes aim at indigenous groups in Peru, January 2015 blog_post -- New Internationalist
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Canadians Are Sending Care Packages To Fight High Northern Prices

Canadians Are Sending Care Packages To Fight High Northern Prices | Food issues | Scoop.it
Nobody should have to pay $28 for a head of lettuce anywhere — let alone in Canada.

That's the belief that drives Jennifer Gwilliam, who spends her days organizing food care packages for people she's never met. But she's not even sending aid...
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Farmer’s Market On Wheels Delivers Veggies To Toronto’s Food Deserts

Farmer’s Market On Wheels Delivers Veggies To Toronto’s Food Deserts | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food deserts are defined as areas without proper access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. Toronto's recently launched Mobile Good Food Market wants to overcome this problem by selling fresh produce on the streets in areas where people have few nutritious food options.
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Wasted Opportunities: Food Waste Problems And Solutions

Wasted Opportunities: Food Waste Problems And Solutions | Food issues | Scoop.it
Wasting food is a choice. By understanding the inefficiencies in our food system and by looking for ways to improve them, we can change our behavior and prevent wasted food....
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113-Year-Old Man Reveals Five Foods for a Long Healthy Life

113-Year-Old Man Reveals Five Foods for a Long Healthy Life | Food issues | Scoop.it
An Arizona man, Bernardo LaPallo, is 113 years old and feels great! Many think he’s much younger. His skin is wrinkle-free and he’s still quite active. What’s the key to his longevity? He says it’s all about obedience and moderation. He says, “Obedience is the key. Moderation is the back up.” (1) About three years …
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A Lost Opportunity for Americans’ Health and the Environment

A Lost Opportunity for Americans’ Health and the Environment | Food issues | Scoop.it
Around the world, food production occupies more land than any other human activity (about 40 times the area of all cities and suburbs combined), uses more freshwater than anything else people do and is a major source of carbon pollution in the air and nitrogen pollution in the water.  So it should be obvious that the food choices we make in supermarkets, restaurants and in our homes have a big influence on the world around us. Making small changes in what we eat can have big environmental benefi
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Ugly food is trendy and tasty in 2015

Ugly food is trendy and tasty in 2015 | Food issues | Scoop.it
EDMONTON — 2015. I declare you Year of the Ugly. Begone airy macarons, frothy cupcakes, and fey foams. This year, awkward comes into its own with rustic, bumpy meatballs laced with gooey cheese or ...
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The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat

The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat | Food issues | Scoop.it
More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, January 7, 11:46 AM

Love burgers.

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1st grocery vending machines in Canada to be installed in B.C.

1st grocery vending machines in Canada to be installed in B.C. | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Vancouver entrepreneur is bringing convenience to a whole new level.

Jason Moyal is launching refrigerated grocery vending machines in high-rise buildings across Vancouver. It’s a new concept to Canada, but it’s already being used in places like England and Japan.
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Iowa lawsuits accuse Syngenta over GMO seeds

Iowa lawsuits accuse Syngenta over GMO seeds | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sixteen Iowa farmers and companies have filed lawsuits against Syngenta claiming the seed producer hurt U.S. corn farmers by exporting unapproved genetically modified seed to China.
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Cooking from Scratch in School Cafeterias — and at Home

Cooking from Scratch in School Cafeterias — and at Home | Food issues | Scoop.it
For some, cooking at home is a luxury. For many more, it can be a challenge and even a chore. However, I’ve found that some basic planning and a few tricks of the trade can make cooking at home a fun experience that brings the family closer together while inspiring a healthier lifestyle.
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San Diego Hospitals Working To Make Their Food Tasty

San Diego Hospitals Working To Make Their Food Tasty | Food issues | Scoop.it
When you think of hospitals, tasty food doesn’t usually come to mind, but hospitals throughout San Diego County are trying to change that reputation.
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GM crop vote was just the beginning of Europe's biotech battle

GM crop vote was just the beginning of Europe's biotech battle | Food issues | Scoop.it
A recent EU vote allows states to cultivate GM crops, with the first expected to be grown in the UK in 2017, but big hurdles remain
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Drought fears return with signs of 4th straight dry year

Drought fears return with signs of 4th straight dry year | Food issues | Scoop.it
“Californians should brace themselves for a fourth year of drought,” said Mark Cowin, director of the state Department of Water Resources. [...] Mother Nature doesn’t seem to want to cooperate as forecasters raised the possibility this week that parts of the state, including San Francisco, could see a January without rain for the first time in recorded history. On Thursday, state and federal water officials gathered in the capital to sound the alarm, noting that they’ve taken steps to combat t
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Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’

Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
A paper contends that we have already crossed four “planetary boundaries,” including carbon dioxide levels and the extinction rate.
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Former Pepsi lobbyist will help overhaul school lunch program

Former Pepsi lobbyist will help overhaul school lunch program | Food issues | Scoop.it
And other news from the revolving-door beat.
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How the Great Food War Will Be Won

How the Great Food War Will Be Won | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as pesticide-intensive methods. Other researchers, from Berkeley, California, have reached a similar conclusion. Indeed, both findings met with a very enthusiastic reception. The enthusiasm is appropriate, but only if one misses a deep and fundamental point: that even to participate in such a conversation is to fall into a carefully laid trap.
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The best of 2014 – Ted Talks about food and health

The best of 2014 – Ted Talks about food and health | Food issues | Scoop.it
Do you have 75 minutes free this weekend? Perhaps 12 minutes? These are the top five ranked TED Talks about food and health: 1. Fight the food occupation 2. Start ‘em young 3. Food policy — fails & the future 4. What’s that in my kid’s food? 5. A glimpse into the gut Spread the
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CETA should have a GMO warning label on it in Europe

CETA should have a GMO warning label on it in Europe | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the U.S.-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will increase the risk of GM food entering Europe.
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Climate Change is Impacting the Flavor and Quality of Wine

Climate Change is Impacting the Flavor and Quality of Wine | Food issues | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures in areas like France, Italy and Spain are affecting the flavor of certain wines.
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Beyond Free Lunch: Schools Open Food Pantries For Hungry Families

Beyond Free Lunch: Schools Open Food Pantries For Hungry Families | Food issues | Scoop.it
More than 8 million U.S. children don't get enough to eat. In Sacramento, Calif., one school is helping families cope by sending students home for the weekend with backpacks full of groceries.
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How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry | Food issues | Scoop.it
On Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.
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