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Supporting climate-friendly food production

This summer, record temperatures and limited rainfall parched vast areas of US cropland, and with Earth's surface air temperature projected to rise 0.69 degrees Celsius by 2030, global food production will be even more unpredictable, according to new research report, Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture: Supporting Climate-Friendly Food Production, conducted by the Worldwatch Institute.

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Costa Rico Biotech Commission needs more time on #GMO ruling

Costa Rico Biotech Commission needs more time on #GMO ruling | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Tico Times - Central America's leading English language news source.
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UN News - Iraq: joint UN report finds that food insecurity decreased significantly over past five years

UN News - Iraq: joint UN report finds that food insecurity decreased significantly over past five years | Food issues | Scoop.it
The number of people in Iraq who face food insecurity has decreased by more than 250,000 over the past five years, according to the findings of a United Nations report, released today in conjunction with the Iraqi Government.
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Indiana State Board of Animal Health Report on Raw Milk

Indiana State Board of Animal Health Report on Raw Milk | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health has released its report on the proposed changes to state law allowing the sale of raw milk.
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Energy drinks and eats -- that are actually healthy!

Energy drinks and eats -- that are actually healthy! | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Leah Zerbe, Prevention   Energy drinks are in the news again, but the reason is a major downer: The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports that caffeinated energy drinks, including the popular Monster brand, potentially killed...
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About | The Whole Plate

About | The Whole Plate | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Story of The Whole Plate: A Return to Real Food begins in Viroqua, WI at the Youth Initiative High School, which was founded in 1996 by a group of students,...
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The Land Grabbers -- the review

The Land Grabbers -- the review | Food issues | Scoop.it

In the book, Pearce appears to see more cons with land deals than I do. Perhaps that's because he saw only bad land deals, or perhaps he associates ALL large-scale agriculture with exploitation, inefficiency and environmental degradation. Any of you who read my paper ("The Political Economy of Land and Water Grabs")* will know that I am annoyed that we do not have a good definition of when a land deal is a "bad" grab or "good" foreign direct investment (FDI). Pearce appears to call ALL deals grabs, but I think there are many well-run, sustainable farming operations that produce profits for the farmer, good jobs for locals, and quality food for markets.

 

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Meet your Meat : Living Green Magazine

Meet your Meat : Living Green Magazine | Food issues | Scoop.it

This fall, I chopped the head off of a live chicken. Then I plucked, cleaned, and cooked it. All in the name of animal ethics.

After almost a full semester in Animals and Ethics class, I said enough to antibiotic-filled poultry. I decided to take my food choices into my own hands…literally. So I attended a “Meet your Meat” workshop at the Duke Campus Farm in Hillsborough, NC. At the farm, I learned how to “kill, de-feather, and process a live chicken in a humane and efficient manner.”

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How Germy Is Your Kitchen?

How Germy Is Your Kitchen? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Most at-home cooks probably feel pretty confident that they know how to handle raw foods, avoid germs and bacteria, and generally keep their kitchen spick-and-span.
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Food animal veterinarians on the decline in the U.S.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A shortage of food animal veterinarians in the U.S. is not expected to turn around anytime soon and could have implications for the quality of the nation’s food supply.
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Could GM foods be responsible for record low birth rate in the U.S.?

Could GM foods be responsible for record low birth rate in the U.S.? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Could GM foods be responsible for record low birth rate in the U.S.?
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Health benefits of hot cocoa

Health benefits of hot cocoa | Food issues | Scoop.it
Dark chocolate has long been known to have health benefits, and recent studies show that hot chocolate has health benefits as well.
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Obese children’s brains light up when shown food ads, study misleading

Obese children’s brains light up when shown food ads, study misleading | Food issues | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center wanted to see if food logos (advertisements) had an effect on children’s brains. Turns out, it only had an effect on the obese children. The study implied the children who were obese showed more brain activation in the functional magnetic resonance imaging scans (fMRI) when they viewed food advertisements, according to a public release from EurekAlert on Nov. 30.

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Obesity finding turns diet advice on its head

Obesity finding turns diet advice on its head | Food issues | Scoop.it
Research from the University of B.C. and the Salk Institute in California throws doubt on the value of calorie counting and suggests that popular dietary advice to eat frequently through the day may promote obesity.
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, June 2, 2013 2:28 PM

Eating junk and prepared foods frequently through the day definiely promotes obesity.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:53 PM

Counting calories promotes self-control. Eating frequently (especially junk food) through the day most certainly does not.

Barbara Konitzer's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:54 PM

Stop Snacking  -  Un rythme de trois repas à la francaise sans grignotage pour perdre du poids!

 

Une charge glycémique faible et une bonne ratio d'omega- 3,-6,-9 pour maintenir ou perdre du poids!

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China: Whistle-blowing on food safety fails to correct problem - China.org.cn

The frequent occurrence of food safety scandals is the result of many factors in addition to enterprises' lack of self-discipline. First, local governments have been attracting business investments at the expense of the environment. The air, water and soil have been polluted heavily. As long as these governments remain oriented towards attracting investment, there will be no fundamental change. Second, with the progress of globalization and upgrading of technology, old industrial standards are replaced by new ones at a very rapid pace. Enterprises must work even harder to keep up with the times. Third, the rise in consumers' disposable incomes has made more expensive brands produced by traditional techniques more available to the general public.

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From Doha to Dakar, Food Insecurity is the Norm

From Doha to Dakar, Food Insecurity is the Norm | Food issues | Scoop.it

While Qatar's issues of food insecurity stem from its terrain, African countries are struggling with food insecurity because of poverty and erratic weather patterns that have dramatically reduced agricultural production over the years, Emmanuel Seck, programme manager at the Dakar-based Environment and Development Action in the Third World, told IPS.

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Yes, Chocolate Tastes Better When You’re Dieting

Yes, Chocolate Tastes Better When You’re Dieting | Food issues | Scoop.it
Diets are all about finding healthy or "guilt-free" options. But maybe guilt is exactly what makes food — and the things we enjoy the most — taste so good.
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Scientific Statement Examines Role Of Social Media In Fighting Childhood Obesity

Scientific Statement Examines Role Of Social Media In Fighting Childhood Obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Social media may become an important weapon in the battle against childhood obesity, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in Circulation.
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2012, Climate Change and Permaculture

2012, Climate Change and Permaculture | Food issues | Scoop.it
Featureteaser:  Shamans and scholars tell us that the close of this great cycle of the Mayan calendar is not the cue for apocalypse but rather a new beginning.
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Dangers of Dicamba (video)

On the heels of California’s Proposition 37 and the national debate over genetically engineered (GE) food, pesticide companies are continuing to push to legalize new types of GE crops linked with powerful pesticides.
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Fresh school lunch comes to SFUSD

Fresh school lunch comes to SFUSD | Food issues | Scoop.it

In the future, we may look back on December 21st, 2012, as the day everything changed for school meals in San Francisco. On that Friday, which marks the end of the first semester of the current school year, students in the San Francisco Unified School District may eat their last frozen, reheated school lunch. When school resumes in January, all students should be able to enjoy a freshly prepared school meal for the first time in modern memory.

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Gratitude for Farmers and the Farmland That Provide for Us

Gratitude for Farmers and the Farmland That Provide for Us | Food issues | Scoop.it
Through consistent and deliberate year-round work, farmers provide us with the makings of our holiday traditions. They grow the flowers that adorn our tables, the wreaths on our doors, and the Christmas trees that are a centerpiece for many families.
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Henley on Thames - Farmer declares estate “GMO-free zone”

Henley on Thames - Farmer declares estate “GMO-free zone” | Food issues | Scoop.it
News from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire. Henley newspaper, Henley-on-Thames newspaper, news, sport, business, entertainment, classified advertisements, accommodation, henley regatta, henley festival, events, property and motoring.
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7 Foods To Eat When You’re Upset

7 Foods To Eat When You’re Upset | Food issues | Scoop.it
When we’re angry and upset, we seek solace in food. But the next time you feel the need to comfort yourself with a bite, don’t pop open a bag of chips. Try these healthful, feel-good ideas.
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Walnuts, Veggie Patch meatless burger recalled

TORONTO — The Veggie Patch brand Ultimate Meatless Burger is being pulled off store shelves because of possible Listeria contamination.
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