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How Dangerous Is That Sketchy Subway Bread Chemical?

How Dangerous Is That Sketchy Subway Bread Chemical? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Subway announced Wednesday it will remove from its bread recipe a chemical that is also found in yoga mats and rubber-soled shoes. The change followed a petition by food blogger Vani Hari, who asked Subway to stop using azodicarbonamide and argued th...
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Health food fads: Fads come and go but good nutrition shouldn't

Health food fads: Fads come and go but good nutrition shouldn't | Food issues | Scoop.it
Drinking carrot juice, sticking with a low-calorie diet and avoiding egg yolks all seem superhealthy. Not so fast. Nutritionists are warning people that these seemingly healthy eating fads aren't as...
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Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender? | Food issues | Scoop.it
The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country's cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.
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Poop in the coop: Chicken farmer battles the EPA | Al Jazeera America

Poop in the coop: Chicken farmer battles the EPA | Al Jazeera America | Food issues | Scoop.it
If a court finds in Lois Alt’s favor, thousands of large farms could be exempt from the Clean Water Act
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Keep meals simple yet delicious without the need for too much prep when camping

Keep meals simple yet delicious without the need for too much prep when camping | Food issues | Scoop.it
Escaping the city for a few days of camping doesn't have to mean getting away from delicious food, says a chef who takes pleasure in elevating his menu from those old standbys, burgers and hot dogs.
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Some good tips here - the salted ice is one I'd never heard of, though it makes sense.

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Foster Farms recalls more than one million pounds of chicken tainted with Salmonella

Foster Farms recalls more than one million pounds of chicken tainted with Salmonella | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Climate Change Joins Lions and Livestock in an Unlikely Partnership

Climate Change Joins Lions and Livestock in an Unlikely Partnership | Food issues | Scoop.it
In the coming years, climate change will transform the world in ways that we have not predicted. The king of the big cats has already survived two major periods of change, but with humans quickly taking over valuable grassland habitat, will they be able to survive another? On the Maasai Steppe of Tanzania, lions have…
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1 of Every 3 Bites of Food Depends on Bees -- Let's Save Them

1 of Every 3 Bites of Food Depends on Bees -- Let's Save Them | Food issues | Scoop.it
Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of every three bites of food we eat depends on them. The insects pollinate everything from apples and zucchini to blueberries and almonds. If bees and other pollinators are at risk, entire terrestrial ecosystems are at risk, and so are we.
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Food Security Is National Security

Food Security Is National Security | Food issues | Scoop.it
As we consider this new architecture we need to run, not walk, as we are all mindful of the stunning impact that climate change is having on meeting and feeding the next nine billion. We must engage, not embrace the globalization of indifference....
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How can we break the cycle of bigger farms and fewer farmers?

How can we break the cycle of bigger farms and fewer farmers? | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new documentary, Dryland, illustrates the brutal logic of rural depopulation. But the process isn't inevitable.
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Can Drones Expose Factory Farms? This Journalist Hopes So. | Civil Eats

Can Drones Expose Factory Farms? This Journalist Hopes So. | Civil Eats | Food issues | Scoop.it
This journalist is embarking on a project that will use unmanned drones to fly over and document large factory animal farms.
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The Problem is not GMOs, Per Se

The Problem is not GMOs, Per Se | Food issues | Scoop.it
Since giving my support to the May 24 march against Monsanto, I have taken the time to review some of the more unusual opinions in the debate over genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). The enthusiasts for technological development as a means of eliminating scarcity and disparity view GMOs favorably.
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Climate change a risky business for America's agriculture

Climate change a risky business for America's agriculture | Food issues | Scoop.it
This week's Risky Business report forecasts billions of dollars in losses for America's farmers - and an alarming decline in food production - if climate change continues.
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Canada Day food survey shows Canucks have ‘foodie fever’

Canada Day food survey shows Canucks have ‘foodie fever’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
Do you fancy yourself a 'foodie'? If so, you’re in good company. A new 'Gusto TV – Nanos Research Foodie Nation Survey' checked in with Canadians about their love of food, and 70 per cent of those surveyed* confess to being 'foodies.
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China’s Food Safety Issues Worse Than You Thought | Food Safety News

China’s Food Safety Issues Worse Than You Thought | Food Safety News | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Perspective of a westerner who has lived in China the last 15 years

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Judith van Praag's comment, Today, 4:52 PM
Very disturbing Cathryn.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, Today, 8:38 PM
The Chinese people deserve better.
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10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat

10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat | Food issues | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and General Mills are among some of the most powerful food and beverage companies in the world.
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8 Things You Should Know Before Taking Probiotics

8 Things You Should Know Before Taking Probiotics | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer
Published: 07/06/2014 02:21 AM EDT on LiveScience

These days, you'll find probiotics in more places than yogurt and the supplements aisle. "Good bacteria" are turning up in everything from tooth...
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Thank you for sharing this helpful article.
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With all the probiotics claims on supermarket shelves, I was glad to see this piece by Cari Nierenberg.
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Meditations On An Apple, by Janet Brown | DailyGood

Meditations On An Apple, by Janet Brown | DailyGood | Food issues | Scoop.it
As you hold an apple, remember that the ancestor of all apple trees arose in southwestern Asia, in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and all across the Caucasus Mountains. Protected and nourished by observant stewards for thousands of years through their system of agriculture, their culture of the land, the apple contains their vision. We are all dependent on the living soil for our needs. In each crumb of living soil, billions of organisms are growing, reproducing, and dying. The apple contains their lives...
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US Food Manufacturing—Science Based or Reckless?

US Food Manufacturing—Science Based or Reckless? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Historically, the European Union (EU) has taken a far stricter, more cautious stance with regards to genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods. How does U.S. food production measure up and is it bad for business?
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The Buzz About Bees, Climate Change and Your Garden

The Buzz About Bees, Climate Change and Your Garden | Food issues | Scoop.it
From the fuzzy bumblebees that our children chase in the garden to the industrious honeybees that sweeten our herbal tea, bees have woven an essential place in nature's mosaic. But bees are now caught in the toxic web of our climate crisis....
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Food Politics » Fish politics: The FDA’s updated policy on eating fish while pregnant

Food Politics » Fish politics: The FDA’s updated policy on eating fish while pregnant | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Our alarming food future, explained in 7 charts

Our alarming food future, explained in 7 charts | Food issues | Scoop.it
The takeaway from a blockbuster climate report: As the temperature goes up, crop yields will go down.
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Nation’s First All-Vegan School Menu Coming to Los Angeles

Nation’s First All-Vegan School Menu Coming to Los Angeles | Food issues | Scoop.it
The menu will accompany the campus' zero-emissions buildings and other sustainable features
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NATURE’S DYING MIGRANT WORKERS

NATURE’S DYING MIGRANT WORKERS | Food issues | Scoop.it

Ever since the ominous phrase “colony collapse disorder” first surfaced in 2006, scientists have struggled to explain the mysterious mass die-offs of honeybees. But here in America’s food basket the escalating stakes are laid out as clearly as the almond trees that march in perfect rows up to the horizon.

BEES AT THE BRINKAn occasional series examining the mysterious decline of the honeybee and its consequences for the American consumer. (1:27)

Modern farm economics have created an enormously productive system of genetically engineered, chemically dependent agriculture. But it relies on just one domesticated insect to deliver a third of the food on our plate.

 
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PolyCultures: Food Where We Live: PBS version of PolyCultures now available FREE online!

PolyCultures: Food Where We Live: PBS version of PolyCultures now available FREE online! | Food issues | Scoop.it
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10 things the snack food industry won’t tell you

10 things the snack food industry won’t tell you | Food issues | Scoop.it
FOOD, glorious food. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry we’re all obsessed with. But how much do we really know about what we shove in our mouths? Here are 10 things the big snack food companies aren’t telling you:
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