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Colour-coded cafeteria food guides healthy eating - Health - CBC News

Colour-coded cafeteria food guides healthy eating - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Colour-coding foods sold in hospital cafeterias may help guide people to make more nutritious choices.
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Test Results Link Organic Pastures to Outbreak

Test Results Link Organic Pastures to Outbreak | Food issues | Scoop.it

In a letter to Organic Pastures owner Mark McAfee, the California Department of Public Health said 10 samples collected from the raw milk dairy's calf area were positive for E. coli O157:H7, and two were a genetic match for the outbreak strain that infected five children.

 

Those findings support the probability, the public-health agency wrote, that the dairy's milk was contaminated, and led to the children's illnesses.

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Data Strengthens Existing Links Between Fast Food Restaurants and Obesity

Data Strengthens Existing Links Between Fast Food Restaurants and Obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers found that countries with a higher density of fast food restaurants per capita had much higher obesity rates compared to those with a lower density of fast food restaurants. University of Michigan researchers recently released...
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Antibiotics in pork production: No pig in a poke

Antibiotics in pork production: No pig in a poke | Food issues | Scoop.it

A rapidly growing body of evidence is spotlighting the overuse of antibiotics—and the antibiotic-resistant bacteria it breeds—in pork production as a widespread and serious danger to the American food supply and public health.

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GE ingredients: Just Label It, already

GE ingredients: Just Label It, already | Food issues | Scoop.it
A campaign designed to remind us that everyone has a right to know if foods are created with genetically engineered ingredients also serves another purpose: It's an easy way to nudge the FDA to act on the food label issue.
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Fukushima people eating more cesium but not in danger, says study

Fukushima people eating more cesium but not in danger, says study | Food issues | Scoop.it
The median daily intake of radioactive cesium from meals eaten by families in Fukushima Prefecture is more than 11 times the level in the Kanto region near Tokyo but still well within safety standards, according to a study.
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Meat's Origins Can Be Elusive

Meat's Origins Can Be Elusive | Food issues | Scoop.it
When Jonathan Lewis was the owner of a fashion company, he suspected that the high-end zippers he imported were being ...
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Rancid baby food from President's Choice recalled

Rancid baby food from President's Choice recalled | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people that some President's Choice Organics baby food may be rancid.
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Scary Food Facts: Beetle Eggs In Canned Asparagus? The FDA Says It's OK

Scary Food Facts: Beetle Eggs In Canned Asparagus? The FDA Says It's OK | Food issues | Scoop.it
Peanut butter with rodent hairs, fresh meat riddled with bacteria, disease-causing food packaging: scary food facts that might make you abandon the grocery store for good.
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Shout Out To Fresh Veggies!

Shout Out To Fresh Veggies! | Food issues | Scoop.it

The marketing of junk food has become big business--teens see 10,000 junk food advertisements every year on television...not to mention billboards, magazines, and the internet! Fruits and vegetables get a fraction of the airtime funding when compared to corporations like McDonalds that spend 1.4 billion dollars annually to promote junk food. The Go Green! class at the High School for Public Service has designed a to Shout Out to Fresh Veggies campaign to right this wrong and help get the word out about fresh fruits and veggies!

 

We don't have billions of dollars like McDonald's, but we do have lots of friends on Twitter and Facebook. Help the Go Green! teens spread the fresh food word by forwarding this message on to all your friends--we want the message to travel worldwide!

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Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru

Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru | Food issues | Scoop.it
People living along the coast of Peru were eating popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously reported and before ceramic pottery was used there, according to a new article.
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Why coffee drinking reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes

Why coffee drinking reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why do heavy coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease on the increase around the world that can lead to serious health problems?
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Grist: GMO-free bourbon a rare spirit

Grist: GMO-free bourbon a rare spirit | Food issues | Scoop.it
With the explosion of artisanal spirits in California and all over the U.S., as well documented by my colleagues here at the L.A. Times, one would think we’d be drowning in organic bourbon, GMO-free this and heritage that.
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Adverts are to blame! Mouthwatering images of food 'fuelling Britain's obesity epidemic'

Adverts are to blame! Mouthwatering images of food 'fuelling Britain's obesity epidemic' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Links between looking at food and appetite have long been established, but a study from the Max Planck Institute in Germany found even a picture can make you hungry.
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Eating Seasonally: Chicken Wings and Football Don't Go Together

Eating Seasonally: Chicken Wings and Football Don't Go Together | Food issues | Scoop.it
Because of football playoffs, the price of chicken wings is climbing. Or, why we should learn to eat foods when they're easiest to produce.
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Federal Court upholds USDA rule requiring pasteurization of almonds

Raw almonds must undergo pasteurization, a kill step intended to eliminate any bacteria, recently said a federal judge. Actually, the judge didn't make the rule, the USDA did under its rulemaking power, and the federal judge merely held that the rule was within the USDA's authority and was consistent with the USDA's procedural obligations in rulemaking.

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Whole Earth Catalog founder extols genetically modified crops

Whole Earth Catalog founder extols genetically modified crops | Food issues | Scoop.it
Lincoln Journal Star January 18, 2012 By Art Hovey www.journalstar.com Original Source Ten years ago, Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner at the top of the Aurora Cooperative elevator that underscored the organization’s opposition to genetically...
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In Mexico, false suicide reports shine light on Tarahumara plight

In Mexico, false suicide reports shine light on Tarahumara plight | Food issues | Scoop.it
It took false reports of mass suicide for Mexicans to rally in great number to the aid of the legendary Tarahumara Indians, who are facing a season of starvation.
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Agriculture and Climate Change, Revisited

Agriculture and Climate Change, Revisited | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chagrined by the failure of delegates to embrace agriculture as a formal priority in climate change talks in Durban, a group of experts calls for more research and advocacy on the world's food system.
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Intolerable Stench: Confronting the Threat of Industrial Pig Farms

Intolerable Stench: Confronting the Threat of Industrial Pig Farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
Tourists are increasingly discovering the rural charms of northern Germany. But with industrial pig breeding operations moving in, that charm may soon by destroyed by the stench of swine slurry.
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Filling the World's Rice Bowl - with Less Water

Filling the World's Rice Bowl - with Less Water | Food issues | Scoop.it
Rice feeds more than half of the world’s eight billion people while consuming more water than any other crop.
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Does eating right mean eating organic?

Does eating right mean eating organic? | Food issues | Scoop.it

“Conventional agriculture is made up of acres and acres of monoculture farms that may look efficient, but in reality are destroying the soil, and depleting the biodiversity of both soil organisms and pollinating insects,” Migliazzo said.

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Good parents are predictable, at least when it comes to corn

Good parents are predictable, at least when it comes to corn | Food issues | Scoop.it
According to a relatively new insight in plant research, there is no single gene strongly controlling growth.
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Increase dietary fiber, decrease disease

We should all be eating more dietary fiber to improve our health -- that's the message from a health review by scientists in India.
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Strategies - The Campus Food Systems Project

Strategies - The Campus Food Systems Project | Food issues | Scoop.it

Very cool project - building a student movement to get healthy food onto university campuses in Canada.

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