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The True Costs of Industrialized Food

The True Costs of Industrialized Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Dismantling the governmental policies and global trade rules that have taken agriculture out of the hands of small farmers the world over is the prerequisite for claiming a just and healthy food system.
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Whole Foods’ Anti-GMO Swindle

Whole Foods’ Anti-GMO Swindle | Food issues | Scoop.it
The confusing debate over genetically modified food isn’t going away soon. And the longer consumers don’t understand what they’re buying, the more places like Whole Foods benefit.
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Labeling an organic product as non-GMO is disingenuous. They ALL are required to be non-GMO. Also, labeling something as non-GMO when non GMO ingredients are available for that product is greenwashing.

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Investing in a sustainable food and farm future

Investing in a sustainable food and farm future | Food issues | Scoop.it
Consumer interest and understanding about how food is produced is increasing in pockets, but needs to be broadly expanded.
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The rich are eating richer, the poor are eating poorer

The rich are eating richer, the poor are eating poorer | Food issues | Scoop.it
Inequality is showing up on American dinner plates, new studies find.
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Big Food with a regional flavour: how Australia's food lobby works

Big Food with a regional flavour: how Australia's food lobby works | Food issues | Scoop.it
Criticism of the food industry has itself become a niche industry. But the tendency to embrace a US-centric conception of how the industry works risks masking local variants and inhibiting a targeted response…
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Their tactics will be familiar to North Americans.

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Food prices: they're not as bad as you think

With food prices, the grass is not always greener on the other side Food unites us all and Canada is certainly not immune to global pressures affecting food systems.
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Serious About Addressing Climate Change? It’s Time to Get Serious About Changing Your Diet

Serious About Addressing Climate Change? It’s Time to Get Serious About Changing Your Diet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Did you know livestock production accounts for 51 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions annually? This makes livestock production the leading cause of climate change, yet all signs point to the fact that based on global diet trends, these numbers are only poised to grow.
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Monsanto’s Gamble: Biotech Lobby Pushes Genetically Modified GM Food into Europe

Monsanto’s Gamble: Biotech Lobby Pushes Genetically Modified GM Food into Europe | Food issues | Scoop.it
Before beginning to read this article, bear in mind that we do not need GM food. The world is quite capable of feeding itself without GMOs: for example, look, here, here, here, here and here for th...
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Diabetics pay little attention to salt warnings: study

Diabetics pay little attention to salt warnings: study | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a recent survey, most adults with diabetes knew that a high-salt diet is linked to high blood pressure and stroke - but most still consumed too much sodium anyway. “Despite
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Food forever? Or fracking for export? Tough choice!

Food forever? Or fracking for export? Tough choice! | Food issues | Scoop.it
If it goes ahead, the dam will impact almost 32,000 acres of BC farmland, flooding half and leaving the rest within “stability lines” that limit farm operations by Wendy Holm, reposted from Ontario...
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To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation

To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation | Food issues | Scoop.it
In the next 20 years, many American family farmers are likely to retire—putting enormous amounts of land on the market. Here's how they're connecting with young farmers to make sure the family farm survives.
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Study: Fast Food Workers More Likely To Be On Publicly Subsidized Healthcare

Study: Fast Food Workers More Likely To Be On Publicly Subsidized Healthcare | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fast food workers in Sacramento and dozens of other American cities are expected to walk off the job Thursday in support of higher pay and a right to unionize.
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Island farmers eagerly await Canada's first commercial tea harvest

Island farmers eagerly await Canada's first commercial tea harvest | Food issues | Scoop.it
The eyes of the tea world are on the Cowichan Valley and Canada’s first commercial tea harvest. Four years ago, Victor Vesely and Margit Nellemann planted 200 tea trees — Camellia sinensis — on . . .
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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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Fishing for shrimp but netting jail time | Al Jazeera America

Fishing for shrimp but netting jail time | Al Jazeera America | Food issues | Scoop.it
A depleted marine population in Indian waters forces fishermen to illegally ply their trade in Sri Lanka
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Annie's Sells Out to GMO Giant General Mills. Here's What You're Not Being Told

Annie's Sells Out to GMO Giant General Mills. Here's What You're Not Being Told | Food issues | Scoop.it
Let me guess. One of your favorite go-to meals is shells and white cheddar and you find yourself having to ration boxes of cheddar bunnies so that you don't devour the whole package in one sitting. I don't blame you.
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Farm-to-belly: A farmer, chef and doctor discuss the future of food

Farm-to-belly: A farmer, chef and doctor discuss the future of food | Food issues | Scoop.it
From how it's grown to how it's consumed and how it impacts your health, three experts talk about the full-circle impact of food and its future.
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7 Reasons To Love the Beetroot

7 Reasons To Love the Beetroot | Food issues | Scoop.it
It is not only delicious, but the beetroot is storage of healthy nutrient as well. Take a couple of slices of beetroot with some olive oil and garlic and your immune system will be able to fight against all harmful microorganisms.
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This is the time of year when beetroot is on offer at the farmers' market, and flavors are at their peak. But this humble vegetable also stores well and is available throughout the year. 

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Montebello Kitchens's curator insight, September 11, 7:53 AM

Visit your local farmer's market.  These babies are flying off the shelf.  Great with Montebello Kitchens chia dressings.

H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, September 13, 6:50 AM

What's your favorite way to eat beets?

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This is what a farmer looks like

This is what a farmer looks like | Food issues | Scoop.it
FarmHer documents the badass women who grow our food.
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Montebello Kitchens's curator insight, September 11, 7:55 AM

What else can I say.

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Site C Dam: Food for Thought

Please take action now! Go to: StopSiteC.org The Peace River Valley, in northeast BC, provides much of the province’s energy needs from two large dams and tens…
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The plan is to flood 30,000 acres of good farmland. 

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Monsanto Settles GMO Wheat Contamination Claims

Monsanto Settles GMO Wheat Contamination Claims | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto Co. has agreed to settle lawsuits by U.S. farmers who alleged they lost money after the company contaminated their wheat fields when a genetically m...
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2014 Food Sovereignty Prize honorees

2014 Food Sovereignty Prize honorees | Food issues | Scoop.it

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) is honored to name the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) of Palestine, based in Gaza and the West Bank, and Community to Community Development /Comunidad a Comunidad (C2C) of Bellingham, Washington, as co-recipients of the 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize.

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7 charts that explain America's obesity problem

7 charts that explain America's obesity problem | Food issues | Scoop.it
New data from the CDC show alarming trends in adult obesity — and a shred of good news.
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Aneolia - abiss® instruments's curator insight, September 8, 10:13 AM

interesting data about obesity in the USA

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USDA pilot boosts local control of school food purchases

USDA pilot boosts local control of school food purchases | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new U.S. Department of Agriculture program is designed to boost local control of school food purchases this year.
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Perdue Announces Dramatic Reduction in Chicken Antibiotic Use

Perdue Announces Dramatic Reduction in Chicken Antibiotic Use | Food issues | Scoop.it
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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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