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Wave of "Ag Gag" Bills Threaten Food Safety and Freedom of the Press

Wave of "Ag Gag" Bills Threaten Food Safety and Freedom of the Press | Food issues | Scoop.it
Remember "fecal soup"?A CBS "60 Minutes" exposé in 1987 documented widespread food safety violations by the poultry industry, making use of undercover video from a hidden camera placed by the "60 Min...
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Drier than the Dust Bowl: waiting for relief in rural America

Drier than the Dust Bowl: waiting for relief in rural America | Food issues | Scoop.it
As wide swaths of rural America suffer through historic drought, they're being left further behind.
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Dinner is Served: Eating Insects with a Little Help from 3D Printing

Dinner is Served: Eating Insects with a Little Help from 3D Printing | Food issues | Scoop.it
Dietitians ar enow using 3D printing to make insects more palatable and acceptable as a mainstream delicacy.
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Who knew? Is this the secret for getting past the ick factor?

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H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, Today, 1:52 PM

Would you be willing to switch to this protein source?

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Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company?

Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto's herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.
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The food industry lobby groups behind the new school nutrition standards

The food industry lobby groups behind the new school nutrition standards | Food issues | Scoop.it
No wonder Pop Tarts count as a whole grain.
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Food and climate change | Oxfam GB

Food and climate change | Oxfam GB | Food issues | Scoop.it
Decades of vital, hard-won progress in the fight against hunger could unravel unless governments and big business act now on climate change. You can help.
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Farms Finest: Are silent farmlands the canary in the coal mine? | AspenTimes.com

Farms Finest: Are silent farmlands the canary in the coal mine? | AspenTimes.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
The size of private donations given to universities by big agribusiness is astounding. From grant money to construction of research labs and even the funding of actual positions, corporate
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Fighting food: Consumers revolt online

Fighting food: Consumers revolt online | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sitting at her kitchen table in Houston, Bettina Siegel, a corporate lawyer-turned-school lunch blogger and mom of two, had no idea she had the power to spark a massive consumer uprising with her laptop. But that’s exactly what she did. In March 2012, her petition on Change.org asking the Agriculture Department to stop serving “pink slime”...
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Need a natural energy boost? Here are 7 food strategies.

Need a natural energy boost? Here are 7 food strategies. | Food issues | Scoop.it
By learning how to eat in ways that boost energy and combat fatigue, you can do a lot to optimize your mental and physical performance throughout the day.
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Ken Schneider's curator insight, July 19, 2:03 PM

What does food have to do with Sales? Stupidity is detrimental sales! When I crash I get stupid. Eating for energy keeps me sharp.

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Indigenous Mountain Farmers Unite on Climate Change | Earth First! Newswire

Indigenous Mountain Farmers Unite on Climate Change | Earth First! Newswire | Food issues | Scoop.it
Image credit: Chris Stowers/Panos from SciDevNet Farmers from 25 indigenous mountain communities in ten countries have come together to share traditional knowledge that could help them to mitigate climate change and to lobby governments for greater recognition of their unique knowledge. The International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples was formed at a workshop in Bhutan last month (26 May-1 June). It includes communities from Bhutan, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Taiwan, Tajikistan and Thailand. Member communities from Bhutan, China and Peru had already agreed to exchange seeds at a meeting held in Peru earlier this year (26 April-2 May). The agreement was extended to the other members at the most recent meeting. The farmers say the network will enable communities to access new seed varieties that are more resilient to pests and drought; will help increase their crop diversity; and will reduce their dependence on corporate-owned seeds.
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Global Biotechnology's "Golden Rice": GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

Global Biotechnology's "Golden Rice": GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses | Food issues | Scoop.it
Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortu...
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Lessons from a super school garden

Lessons from a super school garden | Food issues | Scoop.it
Imagine what your schoolyard could become, with smart planning and partnerships.
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Ban neonicotinoids now – to avert another silent spring

Ban neonicotinoids now –  to avert another silent spring | Food issues | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it
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With evidence mounting, governments are still dragging their feet

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We Are All Farmer Brown! Maine’s small farmers fight to protect food sovereignty

We Are All Farmer Brown! Maine’s small farmers fight to protect food sovereignty | Food issues | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Alison Cohen, WhyHunger’s Senior Director of Programs. In May, WhyHunger staff stood in solidarity with small farmers as they held a press conference in Portland, Maine, on the day of an appeals hearing in the State of Maine’s lawsuit against farmer Dan Brown. In 2011, the Maine Commissioner of …
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Multinationals move money and resources where it improves their bottom line - not where it improves the community

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Food security: a matter of India’s sovereignty

Food security: a matter of India’s sovereignty | Food issues | Scoop.it
India is justified in resisting WTO pressure on the trade facilitation pact
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Bees and Colony Collapse

Bees and Colony Collapse | Food issues | Scoop.it
The demise of honeybees should alert us that our own well-being might be similarly threatened.
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Saskawhat? A Novel Berry Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Saskawhat? A Novel Berry Takes Root On Michigan Farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, a shrub that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.
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I never came across these until I moved to Canada, where they have been popular since colonizers landed on the shores.

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Why Monsanto Will Never Rule the Food World - Cornucopia Institute

Why Monsanto Will Never Rule the Food World - Cornucopia Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Three-Prong Movement That’s Stopping the Beast in Its Tracks Nutiva by John W. Roulac John Roulac, Nutiva The issue of how we grow and process our food
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New proposal could have people plating more fish

New proposal could have people plating more fish | Food issues | Scoop.it

WaGov. Jay Inslee wants you to be able to eat a fish fillet every day without having to worry about getting cancer.

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Washington State's governor is trying to make industry responsible for their impact on water quality - may he succeed!

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As we age, declining sense of smell affects appetites

As we age, declining sense of smell affects appetites | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food can be one of those unexpected flash points of late life.
Grandma may say she's never hungry or that the only things that taste good are salty foods such as French fries. Grandpa may lose control over his sweet tooth, living on Tastykakes and ice cream.
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Fish the new frontier in fast food | Toronto Star

Fish the new frontier in fast food | Toronto Star | Food issues | Scoop.it
Rising tide of seafood sandwiches latest in cut-throat fast food wars
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This may not be good news, given issues around sustainability of fishing stocks

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The New Face of Hunger

The New Face of Hunger | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why are people malnourished in the richest country on Earth?
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Will the USDA Finally Start Telling Americans to Eat Less Meat?

Will the USDA Finally Start Telling Americans to Eat Less Meat? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Nutritional guidelines will get an update next year, and sustainable food advocates are hoping that a new department hire will signal a shift in the country’s nutrition policy.
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Salad Bars Increase Student Participation in the School Lunch Program | Let's Move!

Salad Bars Increase Student Participation in the School Lunch Program | Let's Move! | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Nestle, Arrowhead tapping water from Morongo reservation

Nestle, Arrowhead tapping water from Morongo reservation | Food issues | Scoop.it
The plant, located on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians' reservation, has been drawing water from wells alongside a spring in Millard Canyon for more than a decade.
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Here's an idea: DON'T BUY IT!

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France battles against industrial restaurant food, by defining 'home-made'

France battles against industrial restaurant food, by defining 'home-made' | Food issues | Scoop.it
PARIS - Restaurant-goers in France will start seeing a funny little symbol on their menus this week: a skillet with a house on top, indicating your menu choice is made in-house.
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