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The Politics of Food: Freedom to Choose ≠ Freedom to Impose Costs on Others

The Politics of Food: Freedom to Choose ≠ Freedom to Impose Costs on Others | Food issues | Scoop.it

Freedom isn’t synonymous with unlimited personal choice. When our individual freedoms trample on others’ freedoms – to be free from costs associated with others’ bad choices – we must work to find a balance. I applaud Michelle Obama’s efforts to fight childhood obesity. I think our children ought to be free to eat foods that are healthy, tasty, nutritious, and affordable and to be free from manipulation, brainwashing, and lack of healthy food options.

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Bringing Garden Fresh into Food Banks

Bringing Garden Fresh into Food Banks | Food issues | Scoop.it
Communities across North America are finding new ways to combine sustainability, volunteerism, and teaching about food to bring fresh and nutritious food to hungry children and families.
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With fat: What's good or bad for the heart, may be the same for the brain

According to new research, one "bad" fat -- saturated fat -- was found to be associated with worse overall cognitive function and memory in women over time.
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G8 Food Security Alliance Answers Question Hungry People Have Not Asked

G8 Food Security Alliance Answers Question Hungry People Have Not Asked | Food issues | Scoop.it

International agency Oxfam warned that today's announcement of the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" focuses too heavily on the role of the private sector to tackle the complex challenges of food insecurity in the developing world. The organization called instead for G8 leaders to keep the promises they have already made to help developing countries invest in sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.

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From Rooftops And Abandoned Lots, An Urban Harvest : NPR

From rooftop apiaries in Paris to a vegetable-and-chicken farm in Philadelphia, agriculture has come to the city. Urban farmer Mary Seton Corboy and food writer Jennifer Cockrall-King talk about the future of food in the city.
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Nine-year-old’s lunch blog shames school into making changes

Nine-year-old’s lunch blog shames school into making changes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Martha Payne had some sad-ass lunches at her school in Scotland — unsatisfying food that sometimes had more hair than vegetables. So the 9-year-old decided to start a blog with photos and vit...
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The Organic Watergate: Advocates Condemn Corruption and USDA’s Cozy Relationship with Corporate Agribusinesses in Organics | Cornucopia Institute

The Organic Watergate: Advocates Condemn Corruption and USDA’s Cozy Relationship with Corporate Agribusinesses in Organics | Cornucopia Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cornucopia, WI -- The nation's leading organic farming watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, is challenging what it calls a conspiracy between corporate...
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Stay In Tonight! Home Cooked Meals Could Add Years To Your Life

Stay In Tonight! Home Cooked Meals Could Add Years To Your Life | Food issues | Scoop.it
For those of you who use your stove for shoe storage, nota bene: all that wasted time with an inactive kitchen could be shortening your lifespan.
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San Francisco Bay area city puts soda tax on November ballot; money would go to fight obesity

San Francisco Bay area city puts soda tax on November ballot; money would go to fight obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Calif. — Voters in Richmond are set to decide whether to make the San Francisco Bay area city the nation’s first municipality to tax soda and other sugary beverages to help fight childhood obesity.
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You are what you eat: Why do male consumers avoid vegetarian options?

You are what you eat: Why do male consumers avoid vegetarian options? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why are men generally more reluctant to try vegetarian products? According to a new study consumers are influenced by a strong association of meat with masculinity.
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Food Security Means Water Too

Food Security Means Water Too | Food issues | Scoop.it
As G-8 leaders hold their lengthy discussions about the challenges facing the world, they can reach out to the glass in front of them for a refreshing sip of water. What a luxury!
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This Is Why You're Fat: The 2012 Farm Bill and the Real Obesity Lobby

This Is Why You're Fat: The 2012 Farm Bill and the Real Obesity Lobby | Food issues | Scoop.it
The food and beverage industry has been relentless in Washington lately, more than doubling their spending in Washington during the past three years, completely outpacing public interest groups looking out for children's health.
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Overweight, Obese Teens Show Early Heart Risks

Overweight, Obese Teens Show Early Heart Risks | Food issues | Scoop.it
Two new studies show the early health risks the ever-enlarging number of obese U.S. teens face, from diabetes to heart damage.
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‘Enviropigs’ deserve a reprieve, animal rights group says

‘Enviropigs’ deserve a reprieve, animal rights group says | Food issues | Scoop.it
North America’s largest farm animal protection urges the University of Guelph to spare 16 “enviropigs” slated for euthanization.
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Jo Lane students plant apple trees to improve future lunches | The News-Review - NRtoday.com

Five new trees at Joseph Lane Middle School won't produce apples for a couple years, too late for most of the current students at the Roseburg schoo (read more)...
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Infographic: Plant the Plate | UCSUSA

Infographic: Plant the Plate | UCSUSA | Food issues | Scoop.it
The USDA says we should be eating more fruits and vegetables--and this UCS infographic shows that our farmers can grow the healthy foods we need, with a little help from forward-looking agricultural policy.
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Cattle dying, fields scorched as drought strikes Senegal

Cattle dying, fields scorched as drought strikes Senegal | Food issues | Scoop.it
WODOBERE: In the northeastern nook of Senegal, one of the most stable and developed nations in the drought-hit Sahel region, cattle carcasses lie in the sun, the fields have withered and food depleted...
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Occupying Farmland for Organic Food and Fairness Exposes University Elitism

Occupying Farmland for Organic Food and Fairness Exposes University Elitism | Food issues | Scoop.it
The arena of struggle revealed by Occupy the Farm is not just organic farming, food justice, and food sovereignty--it's also about an increasingly privatized university.
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Chain restaurants don't meet U.S. nutrition guidelines, study says

Chain restaurants don't meet U.S. nutrition guidelines, study says | Food issues | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — Plenty of restaurants advertise their efforts to offer healthful choices, and it's possible to eat carefully just about anywhere. But researchers say nearly all the entrees they reviewed at 245 U.S.
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Who Fishes Matters: Tipping the Scales of Fisheries

Who Fishes Matters: Tipping the Scales of Fisheries | Food issues | Scoop.it

Perhaps it's fitting that nearly all fisheries issues boil down to scales. Fish populations became depleted worldwide, after more than a half century of exploitation culminating with an explosion in the scale of fishing operations after World War II, when industrial fishing fleets pursued and gobbled up fish across the ocean until not much was left. And while laws and management have forced cuts in total catch, they have not moved to downscale operations. In fact, in the US, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act's (MSA) main purpose when passed in 1976 was to scale up US fishing operations to match those of the foreign industrial fleet.

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It's Not Just What You Eat, It's When You Eat, Mouse Study Finds

It's Not Just What You Eat, It's When You Eat, Mouse Study Finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
Restricting eating hours didn't cut calorie intake, yet the animals gained less weight...
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Food: Our other national obsession

Food: Our other national obsession | Food issues | Scoop.it
Many people claim that hockey is our national obsession. But there is something even dearer to our hearts - and our stomachs - than that vigorous and healthy activity: food.
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Coffee linked to lower risk of death

Coffee linked to lower risk of death | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have some reassuring news for the legions of coffee drinkers who can't get through the day without a latte, cappuccino, iced mocha, double-shot of espresso or a plain old cuppa joe: That coffee habit may help you live longer.
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