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Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?

Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread? | Food issues | Scoop.it

Prolonged exposure to low levels of the heavy metal cadmium may fuel the growth of some breast cancer cells and encourage them to spread, preliminary research indicates.

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Earth Day and Occupy make a Baby: Food Sovereignty

Earth Day and Occupy make a Baby: Food Sovereignty | Food issues | Scoop.it
The idea of “food sovereignty” is nearly 20 years old, and most folk still don’t quite know what it means.
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WEAPONIZATION OF THE FOOD SYSTEM: Genetically Engineered Maize Threatens Nepal and the Himalayan Region

WEAPONIZATION OF THE FOOD SYSTEM: Genetically Engineered Maize Threatens Nepal and the Himalayan Region | Food issues | Scoop.it

Not only Nepal but the entire Himalayan region is under threat. Genetically Engineered seeds are weapons of mass culling. The Nepalese Government’s foolishness in inviting USAID and Monsanto for ‘agricultural development’ through genetically engineered maize will destroy the quality of its livestock and humans. The contamination of its fragile ecosystem will be in perpetuity and irreversible.

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DPS Goes Green With Gardens At 45 Schools

DPS Goes Green With Gardens At 45 Schools | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Detroit Public Schools system has experimented with using gardening in the lesson plans of individual schools for over a decade.
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Appetite for learning? Top 6 universities for food lovers

Appetite for learning? Top 6 universities for food lovers | Food issues | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year — anxious high school seniors around the country are hovering by their mailboxes praying for big, thick envelopes from the colleges of their dreams.
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Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: Eliminating Health Disparities

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice:  Eliminating Health Disparities | Food issues | Scoop.it
All Americans should have the opportunity to lead long, healthy and productive lives. Yet one in two African-American and Hispanic-Latino children born this generation will develop type 2 diabetes as adults.
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Pinto Beans | Fresh vs. Canned: Can You Get Healthy Food from a Can?

Pinto Beans | Fresh vs. Canned: Can You Get Healthy Food from a Can? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Is fresh always best? Not according to a recent study, which found that canned foods can offer as many nutrients, but more cheaply and conveniently.
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US Farmers Facing Corn ‘Time Bomb’?

US Farmers Facing Corn ‘Time Bomb’? | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new biotech corn developed by Dow AgroSciences could answer the prayers of U.S. farmers plagued by a fierce epidemic of super-weeds.
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10 Ways to Spring-Clean GMOs Out of Your Home

10 Ways to Spring-Clean GMOs Out of Your Home | Food issues | Scoop.it

n our household, spring-cleaning is often inspired by those first days of springtime sun when I discover the cobwebs and dust bunnies that have been hiding in the shadows all winter. It's amazing what a little light can expose. Spring-cleaning our diets can happen the same way: When you look a little closer, you often find that your food contains ingredients with unwanted genetically modified organisms (GMOs). I hope these spring-cleaning tips help you find new ways to nourish your family with healthy non-GMO foods.

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Baaad idea? Clone of genetically modified sheep makes ‘heart-healthy’ fat

Baaad idea? Clone of genetically modified sheep makes ‘heart-healthy’ fat | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing a “good” type of fat found naturally in nuts, seeds, fish and leafy greens that helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.
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Some question whether sustainable seafood delivers on its promise

Some question whether sustainable seafood delivers on its promise | Food issues | Scoop.it
Does the “sustainable seafood” certification live up to the hype? Critics say the organizations issuing the label are letting standards slip.
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City of Vancouver to weed out laws impeding agriculture

City of Vancouver to weed out laws impeding agriculture | Food issues | Scoop.it
The City of Vancouver is pursuing changes to bylaws and regulations that will rescue commercial urban agriculture from its legal limbo.
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Is Ronald McDonald the New Joe Camel? | News - Advertising Age

Is Ronald McDonald the New Joe Camel? | News - Advertising Age | Food issues | Scoop.it
In obesity war, activists set sights on Ronald and a host of cereal critters.
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B.C.'s Summerhill winery seeks biodynamic certification

B.C.'s Summerhill winery seeks biodynamic certification | Food issues | Scoop.it
Among the common practices of biodynamic agriculture is the making of Preparation 500, in which manure from a lactating cow is buried underground for the winter in a hollowed out cow’s horn.
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Fife Diet Launches Food Manifesto to Change the Way we Eat

Fife Diet Launches Food Manifesto to Change the Way we Eat | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Fife Diet today launched a new food manifesto for Scotland as a contribution to the food and drink policy framework.

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In search of the 'lost ladybug'

In search of the 'lost ladybug' | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Leah Tyrrell wants to make something clear: She does not wear ladybug sweatshirts.
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One Thing Missing from the Urban Farm Movement: Farmers

One Thing Missing from the Urban Farm Movement: Farmers | Food issues | Scoop.it
With few skilled farmers, many urban gardens become victims of neglect.
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Why Families Who Eat Together Are Healthier

Why Families Who Eat Together Are Healthier | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new review of data adds to the evidence that families who eat together most often are healthier. Problem is, many families aren't sitting down together at home very often at all.
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New Study: Health Professionals Support Biotechnology's Use In Food Products And Sustainable Farming

New Study: Health Professionals Support Biotechnology's Use In Food Products And Sustainable Farming | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Does Fatty Food Impact Marital Stress?

A diet high in saturated fat might make arguments with your spouse more stressful. That's what researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are theorizing in their recently launched study of married couples.
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Why not label GMO foods?

Why not label GMO foods? | Food issues | Scoop.it
The H. 722 bill (also known as the Vermont Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act) would require labeling of genetically engineered food products sold in Vermont and would give us, Vermont consumers, the ability to make more informed...
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Is 'America Revealed'--or PBS?

Is 'America Revealed'--or PBS? | Food issues | Scoop.it
The four-part series America Revealed, airing on PBS stations this month, looks at big-picture economic issues, from agriculture to transportation to manufacturing. The series underwriter?
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Jude's Kitchen: salmon, every way

Jude's Kitchen: salmon, every way | Food issues | Scoop.it
B.C. salmon is one of this province's top seafood choices, and between tinned and fresh, there are hundreds of ways to prepare it.
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How Making Food Safe Can Harm Wildlife And Water : NPR

How Making Food Safe Can Harm Wildlife And Water : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
After an outbreak of E. coli in spinach killed several people in 2006, farmers clamped down on every possible source of contamination.
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Albany: Activists raise stakes with renegade farm

Albany: Activists raise stakes with renegade farm | Food issues | Scoop.it
A tussle between preservationists and UC Berkeley over a decadelong development project in Albany erupted into a pitchfork protest Sunday, when activists planted a renegade farm on a plot of land known as the Gill Tract...
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