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Social media turn up heat on food industry

Social media turn up heat on food industry | Food issues | Scoop.it
Americans enjoy the cheapest food supply in the world, spending the smallest share of their income on groceries of any country.
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The Right to Sell Kids Junk

The Right to Sell Kids Junk | Food issues | Scoop.it
The First Amendment is increasingly being used to clear the way for marketing junk food to children.
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Placenta on toast? Could we derive benefits from ingesting afterbirth?

Placenta on toast? Could we derive benefits from ingesting afterbirth? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Almost all non-human mammals eat placenta for good reasons. Are we missing something?
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Record-breaking One Million Americans Tell FDA: We Have a Right to Know What's in Our Food

Record-breaking One Million Americans Tell FDA: We Have a Right to Know What's in Our Food | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Just Label It (JLI) Campaign announced today that a record-breaking one million Americans of all political persuasions have called on the FDA to label genetically engineered (GE) foods. The campaign also announced a new national survey revealing that Americans across the political spectrum stand united in support of labeling food that has been genetically engineered. This is a striking contrast to the partisan divisions plaguing our political system.

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Farms on Wheels Brings Agriculture to Schools

Farms on Wheels Brings Agriculture to Schools | Food issues | Scoop.it

Yellow school buses will soon do more than transport children to and from San Diego schools. On March 23, in his weekly "Friday Notes" email, San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Bill Kowba announced that some school buses will be transformed into “farms on wheels” to bring a living farm directly to the schools.

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Common herbicide 'threatens Great Barrier Reef' - ABC Brisbane - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Common herbicide 'threatens Great Barrier Reef' - ABC Brisbane - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef faces an unmanageable threat from a popular herbicide used widely along the Queensland coast, the WWF says.
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'Pink slime' maker suspends some plant operations

'Pink slime' maker suspends some plant operations | Food issues | Scoop.it
The company that makes 'pink slime' suspended operations Monday at three of four plants where the beef ingredient is made, saying officials would work to address recent public concern about the product.
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McDonald’s Says No To Anti-Obesity drive | NewsPoint South Africa

McDonald’s Says No To Anti-Obesity drive | NewsPoint South Africa | Food issues | Scoop.it

A spokesperson of McDonald’s was reported as saying, “We believe that our existing commitments to providing calorie information on our menu boards, tray liners…such as our recent move to reduce the fat content of our milkshakes by one third, are already helping our customers to make the calorie decisions…”.

 

At the same time, the Health Secretary, has asked the supermarkets and food manufacturers to cut the level of calories. It has come to light that as many as 17 food manufacturers and outlets have agreed to the scheme of Anti Obesity drive.

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The challenge of feeding the world: food security or food sovereignty?

Deborah Doane of the World Development Movement explains the concept of food sovereignty, and explores how organic farming sits within the same paradigm...
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How do I make sure I’m eating ethically raised meat?

How do I make sure I’m eating ethically raised meat? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Onus is on you to improve conditions for animals you consume...
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French Kids Eat Everything. Take Notes. - Forbes

French Kids Eat Everything. Take Notes. - Forbes | Food issues | Scoop.it

French women don't get fat, French parents are superior, a recent Wall Street Journal headline announced, and — as though champagne, incredible cheese and joie de vivre weren't enough for one country to have stacked in its...

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Why Is the GOP Ignoring Its Own Climate Scientists About Climate Change?

Why Is the GOP Ignoring Its Own Climate Scientists About Climate Change? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Before we get conservative politicians to change their minds regarding climate change we must get them to listen, a rather Herculean task in itself.
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How the smell of food affects how much you eat

How the smell of food affects how much you eat | Food issues | Scoop.it
Bite size depends on the familiarly and texture of food. Smaller bite sizes are taken for foods which need more chewing and smaller bite sizes are often linked to a sensation of feeling fuller sooner.
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5 graphs and 4 photos tell the story on obesity, diabetes & walking | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

5 graphs and 4 photos tell the story on obesity, diabetes & walking | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Food issues | Scoop.it
  Perhaps the single most alarming public health trend in the United States today is the dramatic rise in overweight and obesity, bringing serious risks of heart disease, diabetes and other consequences leading to life impairment and premature...
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Halal meat is more humane than factory meat

Halal meat is more humane than factory meat | Food issues | Scoop.it
As the Parti Quebecois conflates imagined Islamist plots with feigned concerns for animal welfare, I wonder if Chicken Little is on the separatist payroll.
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Regular chocolate eaters are thinner, evidence suggests

Regular chocolate eaters are thinner, evidence suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
Katherine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: "What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate." New evidence suggests she may have been right.
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Deepak Chopra and Vandana Shiva Talk Seeds and GMOs

Deepak Chopra and Vandana Shiva Talk Seeds and GMOs | Food issues | Scoop.it
By surveying the versatile ecology of cow dung, even urban dwellers, like me, can see the earthy pragmatism embedded in the Indian worship of cows (and indeed all life) as sacred.
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‘Abriculture’ Using Forests to Feed Indigenous Peoples and Fight Climate Change

‘Abriculture’ Using Forests to Feed Indigenous Peoples and Fight Climate Change | Food issues | Scoop.it
Forests can not only suck climate-heating carbon out of the atmosphere, they are also an important source of food for many Indigenous peoples. “Western food is making our people sick.
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Taxpayers foot the bill to clean Glades pollution, study finds

Taxpayers foot the bill to clean Glades pollution, study finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
Big Sugar and other growers polluting the Everglades fail to pay their fair share of the cleanup, leaving taxpayers with too much of the bill, according to a report environmental advocates released Monday.
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Increasing land acquisition could create food crisis | Deccan Chronicle

Increasing land acquisition could create food crisis | Deccan Chronicle | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Stockholm Internati-onal Water Institute (SIWI) has warned against the increasing leasing and buying of millions of hectares of farmlands in Southeast Asia,...
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Meyer lemons first crop in an S.F. program to map locally grown food - The Sacramento Bee

Meyer lemons first crop in an S.F. program to map locally grown food - The Sacramento Bee | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Meyer lemon tree in front of Will Reichmann's house is small, but official.
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Food firms to aid calorie battle

Food firms to aid calorie battle | Food issues | Scoop.it
Seventeen major food and drink companies firms promise to cut calories in their products to help tackle obesity.
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Can Reforming the Farm Bill Help Change U.S. Agriculture? by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360

Can Reforming the Farm Bill Help Change U.S. Agriculture? by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360 | Food issues | Scoop.it
For decades, farm bills in the U.S. Congress have supported large-scale agriculture.
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FDA must act to remove antibiotics from animal feed: judge | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

A federal judge on Thursday ordered U.S. regulators to start proceedings to withdraw approval for the use of common antibiotics in animal feed, citing concerns that overuse is endangering human health by creating antibiotic-resistant "superbugs".

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