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Can Following a Vegan Diet Be Appropriate for Children?

Going totally vegan is becoming increasingly popular among health-conscious adults and many encourage their children to follow suit.
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Root of concern | Researchers look into question of grafting

Root of concern | Researchers look into question of grafting | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Yakima, WA Herald-Republic newspaper features local news, sports, obituaries, weather, classifieds, homes, autos, jobs in Yakima, Washington.
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What foods are your tax dollars funding? | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

What foods are your tax dollars funding? | INFORUM | Fargo, ND | Food issues | Scoop.it
You may not realize when you pick up that $3 box of Twinkies at the grocery store that the reason it’s so cheap is you’ve already paid for part of the product.
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15 Agricultural Innovations to Celebrate on Earth Day

15 Agricultural Innovations to Celebrate on Earth Day | Food issues | Scoop.it
 


For the last 40 years, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to call attention to some of our most pressing environmental and social problems, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and dwindling natural resources.
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19 Ill with E. Coli in Oregon Raw Milk Outbreak

19 Ill with E. Coli in Oregon Raw Milk Outbreak | Food issues | Scoop.it

Nineteen people in Oregon are ill with E. coli in an outbreak traced to raw milk from Foundation Farm near Wilsonville -- up one from the 18 cases reported Thursday -- according to a April 20 news release from the Public Health Division of the state's Health Authority.

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Fiction in food labelling

Fiction in food labelling | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some of the biggest food brands and leading organic labels available in Canada have understated the amount of bad nutrients – like fat, sugar and sodium – in their products, or overstated the good ones, internal government tests show.
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Does giving antibiotics to animals hurt humans?

Does giving antibiotics to animals hurt humans? | Food issues | Scoop.it
The bacon you had for breakfast is at the center of a 35-year debate over antibiotics.
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Good Medicine Starts In The Soil

Good Medicine Starts In The Soil | Food issues | Scoop.it
Over the course of the five-month bio-nutrient soil study that I've been conducting on an organic farm in Thermal, Ca, I've had the privilege to access cutting edge scientists doing groundbreaking work.
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FDA: Gulf seafood safe despite oil spill concerns

FDA: Gulf seafood safe despite oil spill concerns | Food issues | Scoop.it
Federal health officials say the Gulf seafood that's on the market is safe to eat, despite concerns about long-term environmental effects of the massive BP oil spill.
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Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Bee Research Firm

Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Bee Research Firm | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations.
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American Farmers: An Endangered Species

American Farmers: An Endangered Species | Food issues | Scoop.it
The decreasing population of American farmers means less diversity of crops, vacated rural communities, and reduced food security.
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Burgers 'healthier with beetroot'

Burgers 'healthier with beetroot' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Burgers could be made healthier by adding beetroot to the ingredients, Aberdeen scientists believe.
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You can afford to eat healthy

You can afford to eat healthy | Food issues | Scoop.it
In an uncertain economy, many families seek creative ways to stretch their food dollars while still bringing nourishing meals to the table.
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University of Michigan graduate students work to establish a campus farm

University of Michigan graduate students work to establish a campus farm | Food issues | Scoop.it
Lindsey MacDonald wants to give University of Michigan students, faculty and staff a chance to get their hands dirty. MacDonald is one of four School ...
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Childhood and adult obesity, more to it than junk food

Childhood and adult obesity, more to it than junk food | Food issues | Scoop.it
As we celebrate Earth Day, it may be time to think about how farming methods affect not only Mother Earth, but her children as well.
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Banking on future diversity

Banking on future diversity | Food issues | Scoop.it

We have ever-expanding choices in shops but the crops and many of the proteins we eat come from an ever-narrowing genetic base. Seventy-five per cent of the world's crop diversity is already lost, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates.

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Genetically Modified Crops Feed the World? Debunking the Myth

Genetically Modified Crops Feed the World? Debunking the Myth | Food issues | Scoop.it
That's what genetic engineering advocates claim. But science (and a shocking number of developing-world suicides) debunk this myth.
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In Defense of Fat: 7 Surprising Facts

In Defense of Fat: 7 Surprising Facts | Food issues | Scoop.it
Maligned for decades, the message from many health organizations has been the same: reduce or cut the fat. However, the idea of fat as universally "bad" simply isn't true.
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Child obesity ‘not prevented by parent’s knowledge of diet choice’

Child obesity ‘not prevented by parent’s knowledge of diet choice’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
When it comes to obesity prevention, the focus tends to be on school-age children and teens.
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Food security: Why hunger is a farm issue | rabble.ca

Food security: Why hunger is a farm issue | rabble.ca | Food issues | Scoop.it

A nation that cannot feed itself is a nation that is inherently food insecure. Welcome to Canada, 21st Century.

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Food desert debate heats up with Mari Gallagher's response to New York Times story

Food desert debate heats up with Mari Gallagher's response to New York Times story | Food issues | Scoop.it
A lot of food policy watchers were scratching their heads earlier this week over a New York Times story that said "food deserts" (low income areas with little access to healthy food ) actually offered more variety and closer access to grocery...
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‘Pink slime’ outrage goes viral in stunning display of social media’s power

‘Pink slime’ outrage goes viral in stunning display of social media’s power | Food issues | Scoop.it
The dramatic fallout of an angry blogger’s petition signals yet again the power of social media to change the way political actors and businesses respond to public pressure, leaving them all vulnerable — for better or worse — to reputational slights.
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Farm Group Seeks U.S. Halt On "Dangerous" Crop Chemicals - Planet Ark

Farm Group Seeks U.S. Halt On "Dangerous" Crop Chemicals - Planet Ark | Food issues | Scoop.it
A coalition of more than 2,000 U.S. farmers and food companies said Wednesday it is taking legal action to force government regulators to analyze potential problems with proposed biotech crops and the weed-killing chemicals to be sprayed over them.
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CIDRAP >> Animal health groups offer mixed views on FDA antibiotic policy

CIDRAP >> Animal health groups offer mixed views on FDA antibiotic policy | Food issues | Scoop.it

Animal health groups today commended the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) voluntary approach to reducing the growth-promotion uses of antibiotics in farm animals but voiced some concern that the policy may hurt animal health and lead to higher meat prices.

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