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How Can a Homeless Person Be Obese?

How Can a Homeless Person Be Obese? | Food issues | Scoop.it
A study recently found that a third of the U.S homeless population were obese. That seems contradictory; how can obesity happen in people who live on the streets and have limited access to food?
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Study: We're Biased Against Obese People -- Even If They Get Thin

Study: We're Biased Against Obese People -- Even If They Get Thin | Food issues | Scoop.it
New research shows that shedding the unwanted pounds doesn't erase the prejudice against women with a history of weight issues.
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A (Fun!) Lesson in Farm to School | BCBSNC Foundation

A (Fun!) Lesson in Farm to School | BCBSNC Foundation | Food issues | Scoop.it

In 2001, there were six pilot Farm to School programs in the U.S. Today, there are programs in all 50 states and in more than 9,000 schools. Why? Because Farm to School can make big positive impacts when it comes to children’s health and education, and even when it comes to our communities and economies.

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Mexican Farmers Take On Monsanto - ForceChange

Mexican Farmers Take On Monsanto - ForceChange | Food issues | Scoop.it
A bold contingent of small farmers in Mexico protested a bill that would give agricultural corporations, like Monsanto, the power to patent seed and food products.
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Mediterranean diet is definitively linked to quality of life

Mediterranean diet is definitively linked to quality of life | Food issues | Scoop.it
For years the Mediterranean diet has been associated with a lesser chance of illness and increased well-being. A new study has now linked it to mental and physical health too.
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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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New York mayor wants big sugary drinks banned

New York mayor wants big sugary drinks banned | Food issues | Scoop.it
If New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, you won't be gulping down any 44-ounce Cokes at any of the Big Apple's eateries after March 2013.
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NYC Proposed Ban On Large Sugary Drinks Drawing Mixed Reaction From NYers - CBS New York

NYC Proposed Ban On Large Sugary Drinks Drawing Mixed Reaction From NYers - CBS New York | Food issues | Scoop.it
In an effort to combat obesity, the proposed first-in-the-nation ban would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts.
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How California Could Force the Rest of the US to Label GMO Foods

How California Could Force the Rest of the US to Label GMO Foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food-industry regulations that start in California are unlikely to stay in California—just ask the egg industry.
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Lethal Virus Found in Farmed Salmon

Lethal Virus Found in Farmed Salmon | Food issues | Scoop.it
A virus that can kill Atlantic salmon has been found in fish farms off British Columbia and Washington coasts.
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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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