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Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight

Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight | Food issues | Scoop.it
As health officials warn about the potential for salmonella to become more severe in the age of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” the Agriculture Department is looking at new rules for chicken parts.
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Helping hungry students a key to improving schools in Canada

Helping hungry students a key to improving schools in Canada | Food issues | Scoop.it
School may be out for the summer, but for some food security advocates, the connections between education, poverty and nutrition are in session.As a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council (VFPC), I recently attended a council meeting on the topic of school food.
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Gardeners flock to bees' defense and push to dump pesticide

Gardeners flock to bees' defense and push to dump pesticide | Food issues | Scoop.it
The consumer revolt against neonicotinoids, widely blamed for the decline in pollinators, has been swift and surprisingly successful.
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The New England Journal of Medicine Asks FDA to Reconsider Labeling GMO Foods

The New England Journal of Medicine Asks FDA to Reconsider Labeling GMO Foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
If the conservative The New England Journal of Medicine is calling for better research, clear food labeling and calling out a warning about GMOs, we should be
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Widely Used Herbicide Linked to Cancer

Widely Used Herbicide Linked to Cancer | Food issues | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization's research arm declares glyphosate a probable carcinogen. What's the evidence?
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GMO Seralini – Seralini’s team wins defamation and forgery court cases on GMO and pesticide research

GMO Seralini – Seralini’s team wins defamation and forgery court cases on GMO and pesticide research | Food issues | Scoop.it
Seralini’s Team Wins Defamation and Forgery Court Cases on #GMO and Pesticide Research: https://t.co/W5sF8DqVLA https://t.co/WsfOxAnRlB
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Major U.S. Firms (Walmart, Whole Foods, Cisco, Olive Garden) Benefit from Slavery and Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry

Major U.S. Firms (Walmart, Whole Foods, Cisco, Olive Garden) Benefit from Slavery and Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry | Food issues | Scoop.it
Environmental Justice Foundation says abuses in Thai seafood sector persist despite government insistence that new legal measures are working

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The Looming Threat of Avian Flu

The Looming Threat of Avian Flu | Food issues | Scoop.it
Last year’s outbreak showed just how difficult it is to protect America’s agricultural system from devastating diseases. Next time it could be even worse.
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Dahr Jamail | Agriculture on the Brink

Dahr Jamail | Agriculture on the Brink | Food issues | Scoop.it
As climate disruption continues apace, the planet's prospects for maintaining adequate food supplies for the global population continue to dim.
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How One Tiny Vermont College Is Taking On Big Agriculture

How One Tiny Vermont College Is Taking On Big Agriculture | Food issues | Scoop.it
A small school uses its "large voice" to call for a new approach to farming.
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They're "walking the talk" and modeling sustainability with their students.
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Dahr Jamail | Agriculture on the Brink

Dahr Jamail | Agriculture on the Brink | Food issues | Scoop.it
As climate disruption continues apace, the planet's prospects for maintaining adequate food supplies for the global population continue to dim.
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Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too - Issue 34: Adaptation - Nautilus

Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too - Issue 34: Adaptation - Nautilus | Food issues | Scoop.it
Most of us are familiar with the much-maligned Western diet and its mainstay of processed food products found in the middle aisles…
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New Green Challenge: How to Grow More Food on Less Land by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360

New Green Challenge: How to Grow More Food on Less Land by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360 | Food issues | Scoop.it
If the world is to have another Green Revolution to feed its soaring population, it must be far more sustainable than the first one. That means finding ways to boost yields with less fertilizer and rethinking the way food is distributed.
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Nonorganic Foods Have Pesticide Residue—but Is It Bad for You?

Nonorganic Foods Have Pesticide Residue—but Is It Bad for You? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers are finally trying to figure out if long-term, low-level exposure to agriculture chemicals presents a health risk.
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Pesticide residues on the store shelves?
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Scientists go against the grain to make Dubai an unlikely quinoa hotspot | Peter Schwartzstein

Scientists go against the grain to make Dubai an unlikely quinoa hotspot | Peter Schwartzstein | Food issues | Scoop.it
With groundwater stores drying up in the Middle East and staple crops under pressure, quinoa is the focus of a bold experiment to improve food security
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Pesticides in Produce - Consumer Reports

Pesticides in Produce - Consumer Reports | Food issues | Scoop.it
The presence of pesticides in produce is a concern for many people. Consumer Reports examines the pesticide residues on produce to help consumers reduce exposure.
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Laying Roots in Foreign Soil: Refugees Thrive in Urban Agriculture Roles

Laying Roots in Foreign Soil: Refugees Thrive in Urban Agriculture Roles | Food issues | Scoop.it
A home to share stories and meals.
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30 Indigenous Crops Promoting Health and Contributing to Food Security

30 Indigenous Crops Promoting Health and Contributing to Food Security | Food issues | Scoop.it
Indigenous crops may offer a sustainable solution to food insecurity and the increasing loss of biodiversity.
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Wild bee populations dwindle in main U.S. crop regions: study

Wild bee populations dwindle in main U.S. crop regions: study | Food issues | Scoop.it
Wild bees, crucial pollinators for many crops, are on the decline in some of the main agricultural regions of the United States, according to scientists who produced the first national map of bee populations and identified numerous trouble spots.
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The date on your food package is meaningless

The date on your food package is meaningless | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers at Harvard and the Natural Resources Defense Council find that sell by dates and expiration dates are misleading consumers and leading to waste.
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High levels of phthalates detected in people who eat fast food

High levels of phthalates detected in people who eat fast food | Food issues | Scoop.it
People who consume a lot of fast food may also be consuming high levels of phthalates - a potentially hazardous industrial chemical - according to new research.
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How a soil crisis caused by climate change may impact on global food production

How a soil crisis caused by climate change may impact on global food production | Food issues | Scoop.it
The world is facing a soil crisis that could badly hit food production, according to alarming new research.

A 17-year study into the effect of global warming on microbes – the tiny bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that determine soil health – reveals them to be far less adaptable to changing conditions than expected. It raises concerns the microbes will not be able to carry out essential functions, such as breaking down leaves and other organic matter in a process which converts them into nitrogen and other nutrients that plants need to grow.
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With food prices high, middle-class Canadians say they’re feeling the pinch too

With food prices high, middle-class Canadians say they’re feeling the pinch too | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canadians of all income levels say it’s increasingly hard to feed their families, according to a new Angus Reid Institute poll released Monday
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Will obesity reverse the life-span gains made over decades of health triumphs?

Will obesity reverse the life-span gains made over decades of health triumphs? | Food issues | Scoop.it
New statistics on death rates in the United States appear to confirm a grim prediction — that obesity is reversing decades of steady expansion in Americans' life spans, according to a Harvard University researcher calling for more and better research and the urgent adoption of policies tha
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Monsanto’s Roundup Could Get Whacked by European Regulators

Monsanto’s Roundup Could Get Whacked by European Regulators | Food issues | Scoop.it
The key chemical in Monsanto’s weedkiller gets new scrutiny.
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