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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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Fast food portions are four times bigger than they were in the 1950s

Fast food portions are four times bigger than they were in the 1950s | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fast food portions are four times bigger than they were in the 1950s...
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G(irls)20 Summit: Moving the Debate on Women in Agriculture From Washington to Mexico City

G(irls)20 Summit: Moving the Debate on Women in Agriculture From Washington to Mexico City | Food issues | Scoop.it
Finally, it seems that everyone concerned about global food security is talking about the role of women in growing, preparing, and marketing the world's food.
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Antibiotics in ethanol: An unnecessary risk despite the spin | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Antibiotics in ethanol: An unnecessary risk despite the spin | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy | Food issues | Scoop.it

“Antibiotic levels nearly nil” screams the headline from this article in the industry trade publication, National Hog Farmer. It was a piece of spin doctoring in response to IATP’s report earlier this month on the widespread and unregulated use of human antibiotics in ethanol production. Ethanol producers use antibiotics to control bacterial outbreaks during production, which can interfere with the fermentation process and lower ethanol yields.

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Land grabs menace food security in Latin America despite FAO claims

Land grabs menace food security in Latin America despite FAO claims | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nation’s position on land grabs legitimises the industrial monocultures responsible for the expulsion of farmers and indigenous communities from their lands say Latin American and Caribbean social movements and organisations.

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Ghana: CICOD, ABN Wage War On GM Products

Ghana: CICOD, ABN Wage War On GM Products | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Ghana, and the Kenya-headquartered African Biodiversity Network (ABN), have waged war on Genetic Modified (GM) products in Ghana and other parts of Africa.

 

According to the two NGOs, GM products have health and environmental implications for the country and Africa at large.

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Calgary Digs Out Potato People

Calgary Digs Out Potato People | Food issues | Scoop.it
When guerrilla gardeners started a potato patch in a vacant Calgary lot, an alderman showed up with the police to eject them.
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The new U.S./G-8 “Private-Public Partnership” for food security

I never thought I’d hear an official of a major corporation admit publicly that capitalism was broken, but perhaps that’s what corporate leaders do when speaking to a room full of union leaders.
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U.S. Sees Drop in Deaths Linked to Diabetes

U.S. Sees Drop in Deaths Linked to Diabetes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Better control of risk factors, improved care making the difference, CDC says...
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Nations need food security goals

Nations need food security goals | Food issues | Scoop.it
The biggest environmental summit for a decade needs to deliver meaningful progress on global food security sustainable agriculture, say researchers.
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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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Canadians Eating Themselves Sick

Canadians Eating Themselves Sick | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canadian diets are too heavy in fat, salt and sugar, and both government and industry have a role in changing that.
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Hypocrisy, Obesity and Kids | Sustainable Business Forum

Hypocrisy, Obesity and Kids | Sustainable Business Forum | Food issues | Scoop.it
 Imagining feeding your child this for breakfast:This for lunch:...
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Cheeseburger blues: could high-fat foods be making us depressed?

Cheeseburger blues: could high-fat foods be making us depressed? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fatty "comfort" foods might actually make people depressed, new Canadian research suggests.
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U.N. Warns Agrofuel Growth May Breach Human Rights - Planet Ark

Large-scale crop plantations are expanding at a rapid pace across southeast Asia, with multinational firms often benefiting the most at the expense of local communities and the environment, two U.N. rights experts warned on Wednesday.
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Non-browning Arctic Apple gets chilly reception from B.C. fruit growers

Non-browning Arctic Apple gets chilly reception from B.C. fruit growers | Food issues | Scoop.it
Company seeks food-inspection agency approval for genetically modified fruit that doesn’t change colour when sliced open...
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Success! 7th GE-Free Zone in British Columbia

Success! 7th GE-Free Zone in British Columbia | Food issues | Scoop.it
Richmond, B.C., has voted to become a GE-free zone and to call for mandatory labelling of GMO products.
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Revealed: Rothamsted scientist's role in destruction of key GM research

GM Free Cymru - The community pressure group campaigning to keep Wales free of genetically-modified crops...
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Zimbabwe: Nothing to Show for Hard Work but Burnt Fields of Maize

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