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Living on Earth: The Quest for GMO Labeling

Living on Earth: The Quest for GMO Labeling | Food issues | Scoop.it
Three months ago, Prop 37, a California ballot measure to mandate the labeling of GMO foods was defeated, partly due to fierce lobbying from the food industry.
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Family dinners good for teens' mental health, could protect from cyberbullying

Family dinners good for teens' mental health, could protect from cyberbullying | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents, a new study shows, but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health.
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Dumpster dining: Environmentalist raises awareness about food waste

Dumpster dining: Environmentalist raises awareness about food waste | Food issues | Scoop.it
Rob Greenfield takes the edible food he finds in each city, then displays it in one spot to show how much of it there is. Metro Detroit is his latest stop on a two month campaign.
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Puppy Protects 3-Year-Old Lost for 11 Days in Bear Country

Puppy Protects 3-Year-Old Lost for 11 Days in Bear Country | Food issues | Scoop.it
Never underestimate the power of a puppy. A three-year-old girl who had spent 11 days in a Siberian forest has been rescued after her puppy helped lead rescuers to her.
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The Million Dollar Question: Can Washing Conventional Produce Make It As Pure As Organic?

The Million Dollar Question: Can Washing Conventional Produce Make It As Pure As Organic? | Food issues | Scoop.it
If you wash conventional fruits and vegetables can you clean the pesticide residue to make as pure as expensive organic organics fruit wash
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Interesting - thanks for the advice

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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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McDonald's Can Make History — and Rescue its Brand — With Sustainable Food

McDonald's Can Make History — and Rescue its Brand — With Sustainable Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
McDonald’s Golden Arches are tarnished these days. To restore the shine, it’s time for the fast-food behemoth to chart a new course: one that acknowledges the growing consumer demand for Good Food,...
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Rising costs push Turkey's farmers into poverty or out of production

Rising costs push Turkey's farmers into poverty or out of production | Food issues | Scoop.it
Falling profitability amid ever growing costs have been increasingly pushing more »»
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Industrial agriculture is too costly for farmers around the world - and for the environment. But moneyed powers keep pushing it as the solution to the future of food security.

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25 Vegan Sources for Protein

25 Vegan Sources for Protein | Food issues | Scoop.it
There are plenty of vegan protein sources, and if you make sure to eat a variety of these throughout the week, you won't need to worry about getting enough protein!
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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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Benkirane Nabil's comment, August 30, 3:19 PM
very nice l like it's
askdrmaxwell's curator insight, September 1, 2:23 PM

Minimize your exposure to harmful chemicals in food by making whole food the bulk of your diet.  

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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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