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Chinese Gutter Oil Attains New Level of Gross

Chinese Gutter Oil Attains New Level of Gross | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chinese officials have arrested more than 100 people suspected of creating a new variety of recycled cooking oil concocted out of rotten animal parts, the latest crackdown in the government’s battle to eliminate so-called “gutter oil” from the...
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Fertilizer use responsible for increase in nitrous oxide in atmosphere

Fertilizer use responsible for increase in nitrous oxide in atmosphere | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chemists have analyzed the isotopic composition of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse and ozone-destroying gas - in air samples from as far back as 1940 and found the fingerprint of nitrogen-based fertilizer.
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Global Warming Denialism 'Just Foolishness,' Scientist Peter Raven Says

Global Warming Denialism 'Just Foolishness,' Scientist Peter Raven Says | Food issues | Scoop.it
(Panoramic Images/Getty Images) U.S. prestige falling as world has ‘pretty well given up’ on any American leadership facing climate change.
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Glycemic index foods at breakfast can control blood sugar throughout the day

Glycemic index foods at breakfast can control blood sugar throughout the day | Food issues | Scoop.it
Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day, researchers say.
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Lamentably, a lot of people don't eat breakfast anymore, or at least not a real one....

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Farm Bag Fundraiser | Raise Money, Eat Fresh, Support Local Farms, Go Green

Farm Bag Fundraiser | Raise Money, Eat Fresh, Support Local Farms, Go Green | Food issues | Scoop.it

Creative, healthy way to raise funds for schools.

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'Pink slime' company seeks bankruptcy protection - Business - CBC News

'Pink slime' company seeks bankruptcy protection - Business - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it

AFA Foods, the ground-beef processor that has been plagued by bad publicity and falling demand, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, while the governor of Iowa calls the backlash a smear campaign.

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The real hunger games: How banks gamble on food prices – and the poor lose out

The real hunger games: How banks gamble on food prices – and the poor lose out | Food issues | Scoop.it
Speculation by large investment banks is driving up food prices for the world's poorest people, tipping millions into hunger and poverty.
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The 10 most influential foodies I’ve met

The 10 most influential foodies I’ve met | Food issues | Scoop.it
CLAUDE TAYAG A couple of years back, Tayag was so disturbed by a piece in The Los Angeles Times that  described Filipino food as still “assimilati...
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Is sugar toxic? - CBS News

Is sugar toxic? - CBS News | Food issues | Scoop.it
60 Minutes on CBS News: Is sugar toxic? - Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new scientific research that suggests sugar could be a contributing factor to cancer and heart disease. Watch Gupta's report on Sunday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
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Sweet sneak? 'Fruit snack' makers criticized for sugary treats with little or no actual fruit

There's no orange puree in those "RealFruit Minis." Sugar is the top ingredient in "Fruit By the Foot," which contains no berries. Corn syrup and sugar are the lead ingredients in each mini Dora.
These products are part of a growing market of pre-packaged fruit snacks, their manufacturers jockeying for the attention of on-the-go parents who want their children to get enough daily servings of fruits. Some snacks rely on images of fresh fruit to draw in shoppers; others use cartoon characters.

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Wendy's jumps into "Pink Slime" public relations war

Wendy's jumps into "Pink Slime" public relations war | Food issues | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wendy's Co says it never has used so-called "pink slime" in its hamburgers and ran ads in eight major daily newspapers around the United States on Friday to let diners know that.
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FDA rejects petition to ban BPA in food packaging - JSOnline

FDA rejects petition to ban BPA in food packaging - JSOnline | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it was denying a petition to ban BPA from all food and drink containers, saying the science does not show an immediate cause for such action.
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Monsanto Changes its Spots - Locally Grown News

Monsanto Changes its Spots - Locally Grown News | Food issues | Scoop.it

Monsanto was ripe for a retrofit. Following the Viet Nam war, their fortunes had faded. Their portfolio had included, among others, Agent Orange, DDT and PCBs; all had been banned due to their toxic and carcinogenic effects. PCB pollution contaminated and destroyed an entire neighborhood in Anniston, Alabama. Victims of the scorched earth policy in Vietnam, both U.S. soldiers and the Vietnamese people suffer to this day from the long lasting effects of Agent Orange. And DDT? Though banned in 1972, it seeps in the San Francisco Bay and, according to a 2011 report from the Pesticide Action Network, “DDT and its breakdown products were found in the blood of 99% of people tested by the CDC.”

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Herbicide can induce morphological changes in vertebrate animals: Tadpoles change shape

Herbicide can induce morphological changes in vertebrate animals: Tadpoles change shape | Food issues | Scoop.it
The world's most popular weed killer, Roundup®, can cause amphibians to change shape, according to new research.
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Connecticut may become the first state to label genetically altered foods. - Stamford News - The Stamford Times - Stamford's Newspaper

Connecticut may become the first state to label genetically altered foods. - Stamford News - The Stamford Times - Stamford's Newspaper | Food issues | Scoop.it

Connecticut is on the verge of becoming the first state to pass legislation that would require all food manufacturers to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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Governors tout safety of 'pink slime'

Governors tout safety of 'pink slime' | Food issues | Scoop.it
South Sioux City, Neb. - Governors of three states got up close with "pink slime" Thursday, touching and examining treated beef at a plant and eating hamburgers made with it in a bid to persuade grossed-out consumers and grocery stores the product...
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What's Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger? : NPR

What's Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger? : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
Thiamine mononitrate, disodium inosinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride are just a few of the hard-to-pronounce ingredients in a typical school lunch burger.
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70% of Processed Meat is Full of "Pink Slime" [Infographic] - Forbes

"Pink slime," or "lean, finely textured beef" filler treated with ammonia to kill bacteria, has been making the headlines recently in response to the U.S.
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Disease That Has Killed 7 Million Bats Strikes Missouri

Wildlife agency officials announced today the first cases of white-nose syndrome — an emergent disease that has devastated North American bat populations over the past several winters — in Missouri. Lab results confirmed that bats from two caves in Lincoln County, north of St. Louis, were infected with the deadly fungus, which has killed nearly 7 million bats throughout the eastern United States and Canada since it was first documented in upstate New York in 2006. The discovery is the first official report of the bat disease west of the Mississippi River. In 2010, the fungal pathogen was detected on asymptomatic bats in Missouri and Oklahoma.

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FDA 'Wrong' Not To Ban BPA, Health Advocates Say

FDA 'Wrong' Not To Ban BPA, Health Advocates Say | Food issues | Scoop.it

"Ludicrous." "Bogus." "Illogical."

Scientists and public health advocates expressed frustration on Friday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will continue to allow the chemical bisphenol-A in food and beverage containers.

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Junk Food Linked With Increased Depression Risk: Study

Junk Food Linked With Increased Depression Risk: Study | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new study shows that junk food may have effects beyond expanding your waistline and upping your sodium levels -- it might also be sabotaging your mental health.
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Fearing destruction of local resources by Enbridge pipeline, Northern BC community prepares hunger strike

Fearing destruction of local resources by Enbridge pipeline, Northern BC community prepares hunger strike | Food issues | Scoop.it
Staff and students from Bella Bella Community School are going hungry as part of a protest against Enbridge’s disputed Northern Gateway pipeline from the oil sands to the Northern BC coast.The small i...
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Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner? The Shocking Facts About Our Food System | Food | AlterNet

Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner? The Shocking Facts About Our Food System | Food | AlterNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
We hear of the sweatshops behind our computers, sneakers and other attire--yet the exploitation of farmworkers has become normalized.
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Subtle poison

Subtle poison | Food issues | Scoop.it
IN THE winter of 2006 beekeepers in America noticed something odd—lots of their hives were dying for no obvious reason.
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What Is Community Supported Agriculture? The Answer Keeps Changing : NPR

What Is Community Supported Agriculture? The Answer Keeps Changing : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
As community supported agriculture grows in popularity, some farmers are reinterpreting the idea to reach new consumers. Traditionalists worry that people are being diverted from the values that originally defined the CSA movement.
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