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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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The price of food doesn’t always reflect its true cost

The price of food doesn’t always reflect its true cost | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some people think that local foods are too expensive. Over recent decades, industrially farmed and processed foods have become the standard by which many judge how much all food should
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Crop Diversity Is Key to Agricultural Climate Adaptation | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Crop Diversity Is Key to Agricultural Climate Adaptation | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Food issues | Scoop.it
News out of Harvard suggests that not only will climate change affect how food is grown, but it will also lower the nutrition levels of what ...
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How neonicotinoid pesticides are poisoning Canada's agriculture | rabble.ca

How neonicotinoid pesticides are poisoning Canada's agriculture | rabble.ca | Food issues | Scoop.it
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What India’s push for food security teaches us about Canada

What India’s push for food security teaches us about Canada | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Canadian government appears to have chosen economic globalization over democracy.
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Food additives on the rise as FDA scrutiny wanes

Food additives on the rise as FDA scrutiny wanes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Companies are opting for quicker reviews by vouching for the safety of their products.
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Food Sovereignty Tours: Can “alternative tourism” contribute to food sovereignty?

Food Sovereignty Tours: Can “alternative tourism” contribute to food sovereignty? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Can educational, justice-focused travel be a tool to build social movements while avoiding the injustices generated by both conventional and alternative tourism?
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Why Gaza needs hydroponics and aquaponics for food security | Green Prophet

Why Gaza needs hydroponics and aquaponics for food security | Green Prophet | Food issues | Scoop.it
The fighting in Gaza has forced farmers and herders to abandon their lands and has paralysed fishing activities, bringing local food production to a halt and
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Pesticide Sprayed on City Parks Linked to Cancer, Study Says

Pesticide Sprayed on City Parks Linked to Cancer, Study Says | Food issues | Scoop.it
The city's Parks Department sprayed the pesticide Roundup more than 1,300 times in 2013.
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This is the same pesticide inserted into the genes of our food and sprayed on crops - Monsanto's Roundup.

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India Puts GM Crop Trials On Hold - Cornucopia Institute

India Puts GM Crop Trials On Hold - Cornucopia Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it
BJP-led government gives in to demands from nationalist RSS to not surrender country’s food security to foreign companies The Guardian by Vaishnavi Chandra
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In India the precautionary principle in relationship to GMO appears to be safety first. In North America, it is safety of profits first.

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Why Genetically Modified Crops Pose a Threat to Peasants, Food Sovereignty, Health, and Biodiversity on the Planet

Why Genetically Modified Crops Pose a Threat to Peasants, Food Sovereignty, Health, and Biodiversity on the Planet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Introduction Almost twenty years of genetically modified crops… What have we gained? Contrary to what companies promised, official statistics from the United States—the leading producer of genetically modified (GM) crops in the world—demonstrate that the truth of GM crops is that they produce less per hectare than the seeds that were already available on the market, but have resulted in an exponential increase in the use of agritoxins.
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The Suburbs Are in Fact Associated With Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

The Suburbs Are in Fact Associated With Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease | Food issues | Scoop.it
Norman Garrick and Wesley Marshall have found that people in dense cities are thinner and generally healthier than people in sprawling subdivisions.
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Preserving Peru's potato power | Biodiversity

Preserving Peru's potato power | Biodiversity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Knobby, round, smooth, oblong, purple-mottled - Peru is home to thousands of potato varieties. Researchers are teaming up with local farmers to exchange know-how to protect the country’s diversity of spuds.
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The variety, textures and flavours of Peru's potatoes are so different from the handful of varieties available in North American supermarkets. 

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Retired generals back FLOTUS in food fight

Retired generals back FLOTUS in food fight | Food issues | Scoop.it
First lady Michelle Obama has an unexpected force backing her up in the simmering fight over school lunch standards: retired admirals and generals. Mission: Readiness, a group of nearly 500 former military leaders, is planning to “storm the Hill” when Congress comes back to town next month and urge lawmakers to keep new school nutrition...
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West Africa: allocating land for food sovereignty or for exports? ...

West Africa: allocating land for food sovereignty or for exports? ... | Food issues | Scoop.it
While in the West African region about 35 million people remind undernourished investments threat the environment and the right to food.
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When big corporations form alliances to "assist" the hungry in developing countries, who benefits most?

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McDonald's tries cucumbers and gnocchi to confront junk food image

McDonald's tries cucumbers and gnocchi to confront junk food image | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fast food giant, struggling to profit in the US, battles stigma of low prices and plans ‘chef events’ around country
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Europe pays farmers to destroy food hit by Russian ban

Europe pays farmers to destroy food hit by Russian ban | Food issues | Scoop.it
European farmers will be paid to destroy fruit and vegetables, or give them to charity, to prevent prices collapsing after Russia banned imports.
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Fun With Food Trends

Fun With Food Trends | Food issues | Scoop.it
Can anything stay popular forever?
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Hungry Heroes: 25 Percent of Military Families Seek Food Aid

Hungry Heroes: 25 Percent of Military Families Seek Food Aid | Food issues | Scoop.it
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Yetter, a Navy sailor for 17 years, works a second job as a security guard and donates blood plasma twice a ...
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Companies that control the world's food

Companies that control the world's food | Food issues | Scoop.it
While the number of firms in the food industry is substantial, a relatively small number of companies wield an enormous amount of influence.
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City children more likely to suffer food allergies - Telegraph

City children more likely to suffer food allergies - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
A study in the US finds one in ten children living in major populated cities is allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts, in contrast to rural counterparts
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B.C. court says law against marijuana butter is unconstitutional

B.C. court says law against marijuana butter is unconstitutional | Food issues | Scoop.it
Appeal Court rules federal laws allowing only dried medical marijuana infringes on Charter rights of the ill, who may need other forms.
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EWG study: Schools at risk from more pesticide use

EWG study: Schools at risk from more pesticide use | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Environmental Working Group said nine elementary schools in Iowa at risk from higher use of pesticides on corn and soybean fields.
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BC Liberals and NDP Butt Heads Over Bill 24 Rock

BC Liberals and NDP Butt Heads Over Bill 24 Rock | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Eco-Friendly Agriculture Puts Down Roots in Spain | Inter Press Service

Eco-Friendly Agriculture Puts Down Roots in Spain | Inter Press Service | Food issues | Scoop.it
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CNE food preview: Culinary creations under stricter regulation

CNE food preview: Culinary creations under stricter regulation | Food issues | Scoop.it
This year's CNE brings a new menu of food items that pack an impressive caloric punch, as well as some health policy changes after last year's food-related illnesses.
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