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How to help kids love healthy food

How to help kids love healthy food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Lulu Cohen-Farnell creates nutritious meals from scratch for 10,000 children a day. She shares her secrets for helping them love what’s good for them.
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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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Vermont college vs big Ag?
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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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Overwhelming majority of Germans contaminated by glyphosate

Overwhelming majority of Germans contaminated by glyphosate | Food issues | Scoop.it
The herbicide glyphosate can enter the body through food or drinking water. A new study has shown that the majority of Germans have been contaminated by the compound. EurActiv Germany reports.
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But, hey, it's completely safe. We have Monsanto's word for that. Right?
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But, hey, it's completely safe. We have Monsanto's word for that. Right?
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Most Urban Farmers Aren't Making a Living

Most Urban Farmers Aren't Making a Living | Food issues | Scoop.it
The strong social mission of most urban farms might not be enough for longterm viability, a study suggests.
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Decline of Pollinators Poses Threat to World Food Supply, Report Says

Decline of Pollinators Poses Threat to World Food Supply, Report Says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Many pollinator species are facing extinction, including some 16 percent of vertebrates like birds and bats, according to the document.
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Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids

Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids | Food issues | Scoop.it
The question of whether differences in some nutrients compared with conventionally produced food are likely to translate to better health is disputed.
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CKNW Health Series: How super are super foods? | News Talk 770 (CHQR)

CKNW Health Series: How super are super foods? | News Talk 770 (CHQR) | Food issues | Scoop.it
The term superfood not often used by dietitians and nut ...
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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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Care for some glyphosate with that beer?
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Care for some glyphosate with that beer?
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Care for some glyphosate with that beer?
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Care for some glyphosate with that beer?
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Sans supermarché mais avec Internet, consommer mieux et local coûte moins cher

Sans supermarché mais avec Internet, consommer mieux et local coûte moins cher | Food issues | Scoop.it
SÉRIE 3/5 - Repenser notre façon de consommer en se passant de la grande distribution pourrait être une solution à la crise agricole. Une journaliste de la rédaction du Figaro.fr a relevé le défi des internautes de ne plus se rendre dans les grandes surfaces. Cette semaine, elle a testé une place de marché en ligne : un gain d'argent et de temps !

Via Raphael Souchier
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Manger local, c'est plus facile et moins cher avec internet :)
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Manger local, c'est plus facile et moins cher avec internet :)
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Manger local, c'est plus facile et moins cher avec internet :)
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Manger local, c'est plus facile et moins cher avec internet :)
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EHP – Eating for Two: Does an Organic Diet Make a Difference?

EHP – Eating for Two: Does an Organic Diet Make a Difference? | Food issues | Scoop.it
A study in this issue of EHP probed that question and estimated that women who ate organic food during pregnancy were 58% less likely to deliver boys with hypospadias, a common urogenital birth defect, than mothers who never ate any.3
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Fresh Food On-the-Go: Introducing Bus-Stop Farmers Markets - Modern Farmer

Fresh Food On-the-Go: Introducing Bus-Stop Farmers Markets - Modern Farmer | Food issues | Scoop.it
The link between transportation and food access is broken in many inner city neighborhoods— transforming transit hubs into food hubs is one way to mend it.
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Hope in the Face of Climate Change...and a Quick Look Into The Science of Grass

Hope in the Face of Climate Change...and a Quick Look Into The Science of Grass | Food issues | Scoop.it
Most people--as I did for over 30 years--overlook the importance of grass. It has been relegated by modern society to suburban lawns, soccer fields, golf...
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Teens making better food choices, reducing health risks

Teens making better food choices, reducing health risks | Food issues | Scoop.it
American teenagers are eating healthier foods, which most likely contributes to reduced severity of the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, str
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Good news - the message is reaching a young audience

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