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Bananas are as beneficial as sports drinks, study suggests

Bananas are as beneficial as sports drinks, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
Bananas have long been a favorite source of energy for endurance and recreational athletes. Bananas are a rich source of potassium and other nutrients, and are easy for cyclists, runners or hikers to carry.
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Nova Scotia’s hobby farms are thriving

Nova Scotia’s hobby farms are thriving | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cash crops and an emerging wine industry are driving an agricultural boom in the province...
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Spotlight on Quinoa: Health Benefits, Tips and Recipes

Spotlight on Quinoa: Health Benefits, Tips and Recipes | Food issues | Scoop.it

Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) has rightfully developed a reputation as a superfood, supplying significant quantities of essential vitamins and minerals including manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, and copper. A cup of cooked quinoa also contains 8 grams of complete protein and 5 grams of fiber!

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Why Thomas Keller Is Wrong About Chefs’ Social Responsibility

Why Thomas Keller Is Wrong About Chefs’ Social Responsibility | Food issues | Scoop.it

In its May 15 “Dining & Wine” section, The New York Times broke the seal on a simmering controversy in the world of fine dining: What responsibility, if any, do chefs have to promote sustainable food systems? In a discussion with celebrated restaurateurs Thomas Keller (of California’s French Laundry and the New York restaurant Per Se) and Luis Aduriz (of Spain’s famed Mugaritz), reporter Julia Moskin asked how these top chefs view their obligations to protecting the environment. The article headline said it all: “For Them, a Great Meal Tops Good Intentions.” As it turns out, these guys would rather keep it simple and not worry about the complicated stuff: where food comes from, what makes great food great, and the reality that we are facing the loss not only of great food, but the culture, ecology, and social fabric that creates it.

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McDonald's Shareholders Reject Health Proposal

McDonald's Shareholders Reject Health Proposal | Food issues | Scoop.it
For the second year in a row, McDonald's shareholders rejected a proposal the company study its impact on public health.
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Nazaj Mynyr's comment, May 30, 2012 4:41 AM
Voleva chiedere come sarebbe domani il problema del cibo quando la popolazione mondiale arriva 9 miliardi .... come saranno le nostre future alimentari
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Supermarket Counseling Could Improve Your Shopping Choices

Supermarket Counseling Could Improve Your Shopping Choices | Food issues | Scoop.it
Just a few minutes with a nutritionist helped shoppers make healthier grocery purchases.
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7 Food Blogs to Follow This Summer

7 Food Blogs to Follow This Summer | Food issues | Scoop.it
With the official first day of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to start collecting recipes for your favorite warm-weather treats. You’ll find endless inspiration by browsi...
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Is this food better for you than that one?

Is this food better for you than that one? | Food issues | Scoop.it

Buying healthy packaged food is easy. Surely, a bowl of chocolate Special K, left, is better than Cocoa Puffs, right, and reduced-fat Jif peanut butter is more sensible than the regular version -- right?

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BC Law Could Hide Animal Disease Outbreaks

BC Law Could Hide Animal Disease Outbreaks | Food issues | Scoop.it
Change to B.C.'s Animal Health Act will make a punishable offense of leaking any information about a disease outbreak.
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Chemicals Aren’t Why You’re Fat, But They’re Making You Fatter

Chemicals Aren’t Why You’re Fat, But They’re Making You Fatter | Food issues | Scoop.it
BPA, a potentially toxic estrogen-mimicking compound used in plastic production, has been linked to obesity in the past. That’s bad news; BPA is in everything from soup cans to store receipts.
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Local food policy could go a long way to helping cure social ills: expert

Local food policy could go a long way to helping cure social ills: expert | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cities can do a lot to fight obesity in the same way they managed to beat back smoking in public places to improve public health, says Toronto food expert Wayne Robertson, former manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council.
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PCB exposure linked to increased abdominal fat

PCB exposure linked to increased abdominal fat | Food issues | Scoop.it
There is a correlation between high levels of the environmental toxin PCB and the distribution of body fat to the abdomen. Abdominal fat is already known to increase the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, among other conditions.
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Why You Can Thank Dan Quayle for 20 Years of Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food | | AlterNet

Why You Can Thank Dan Quayle for 20 Years of Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food | | AlterNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
More than a million people have asked the FDA for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food, yet we still don't have it. Why? Here's a little history lesson.
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A Future with Food, or No Future at All - IPS ipsnews.net

A Future with Food, or No Future at All - IPS ipsnews.net | Food issues | Scoop.it
The upcoming Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development will not succeed
if the crises of hunger and malnutrition are not effectively addressed.
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Clean Organic Food: Fresh, Natural, Tasty, Healthy—And Good for the Planet : Living Green Magazine

Clean Organic Food: Fresh, Natural, Tasty, Healthy—And Good for the Planet : Living Green Magazine | Food issues | Scoop.it

Virtually all of our food was organically grown before the chemical revolution of the 1940’s. We have been cultivating crops from as far back as 7000 BC. Before the pesticide DDT was invented in 1939, we enlisted wise cultivation practices to generate strong healthy plants, practices such as crop rotation and composting to keep and develop mineral-rich soil.

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Bluefin tuna carried a little radiation from Japan to California, study says

Bluefin tuna carried a little radiation from Japan to California, study says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Pacific bluefin tuna carried radioactivity from Japan ’s 2011 Fukushima  Daiichi nuclear disaster all the way across the ocean to the shores of California, scientists reported Monday.
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Health study: Stop couch surfing and you’ll eat less junk food

Health study: Stop couch surfing and you’ll eat less junk food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Less leisure time means less junk-food and saturated fat intake, says a Northwestern Medicine study of habits.
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GM lobby still trying to force increasingly discredited Frankenstein Food down our throats

GM lobby still trying to force increasingly discredited Frankenstein Food down our throats | Food issues | Scoop.it
Genetic modification was supposed to be the ground-breaking science of the future. But, in reality, it has dismally failed to live up to the expectations of its cheerleaders.
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Buying into local farmers’ produce

Community-supported agriculture farms, or CSAs, are similar to your local farmers’ market in that they get you one step closer to the farmer who grows your food.

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Soft-Shell Lobsters So Soon? It's A Mystery In Maine : NPR

Maine lobstermen are hauling in an unexpected catch: soft-shell lobsters, about a month ahead of schedule. Biologists aren't sure why, but lobster-lovers are are glad for the harvest — and know just what to do with it.
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#310 Farming Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside | This gives me hope

#310 Farming Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside | This gives me hope | Food issues | Scoop.it
Vancouver’s gritty Downtown Eastside is not the place I would think to look for an urban farm. Yet that is where SOLEfood Farm is training inner-city res...
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The Last Hunger Season: How an NGO is raising African crop yields - The National

The Last Hunger Season: How an NGO is raising African crop yields - The National | Food issues | Scoop.it
Roger Thurow examines an innovative charity's initiative to raise living standards and stave off famine in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting smallholding farmers in their desperate effort to increase crop yields.
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Cornell study: Bees are a big industry in the United States

Cornell study: Bees are a big industry in the United States | Food issues | Scoop.it
Honeybees pollinated $12.4 billion worth of directly dependent crops and $6.8 billion worth of indirectly dependent crops in 2010.
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