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Rare sheep on death row

Rare sheep on death row | Food issues | Scoop.it
Montana Jones is fighting an order to euthanize half her flock of rare sheep who have tested negative for a deadly disease.
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Meat producers blast plan to ban more E.coli strains

Meat producers blast plan to ban more E.coli strains | Food issues | Scoop.it
Big meat producers in the U.S. and Canada are blasting a newly-proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rule that will expand the ban on selling of tainted ground beef to include six new E.coli strains.
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Pesticides found in Canadian organic produce - Manitoba - CBC News

Pesticides found in Canadian organic produce - Manitoba - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some organic produce in Canada contains pesticides, according to government inspection documents obtained by CBC News — including nearly 24 per cent of organic apples.
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Jeremy Cherfas's comment, December 9, 2011 12:34 AM
So, is it drifting, or are people telling fibs?
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The New Agtivist: Edith Floyd is making a Detroit urban farm, empty lot by empty lot

The New Agtivist: Edith Floyd is making a Detroit urban farm, empty lot by empty lot | Food issues | Scoop.it
When most of the residents abandoned her northeast Detroit neighborhood, Edith tore out the remains of the houses and started planting food. Today she's "blotting" on 28 lots.
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Inspiring Story Shows Shortcut to End GMOs Permaculture Research Institute

Inspiring Story Shows Shortcut to End GMOs Permaculture Research Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it

No verified cases of a potentially deadly virus have been found in B.C. salmon tested by federal and provincial scientists.

"The government of Canada, in collaboration with the province of British Columbia, has completed testing all samples related to the suspected infectious salmon anemia investigation in B.C," said Con Kiley, Canadian Food Inspection Agency national aquatic animal health program director, at a news conference. "Based on the final results, there are no confirmed cases of the disease in wild or farmed salmon in B.C."

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Obesity and Diabetes: Research Points to a Better Path

Obesity and Diabetes: Research Points to a Better Path | Food issues | Scoop.it
If losing weight and getting more exercise were easy, then chronic diseases, like diabetes, wouldn't be as much of a problem. Those lifestyle changes are notoriously difficult. But there's a glimmer of hope.
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New border deal will change how Canada and U.S. trade goods

New border deal will change how Canada and U.S. trade goods | Food issues | Scoop.it
Stepped-up measures to improve North American security, as well as the harmonizing of safety regulations for food and transportation are included in the package...
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N.H. farmers eye Vermont's farm-to-school project as model - Brattleboro Reformer

N.H. farmers eye Vermont's farm-to-school project as model - Brattleboro Reformer | Food issues | Scoop.it
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 KEENE, N.H. - The ongoing success of Windham Countys farm to school initiatives has led to farmers across the Connecticut River asking how they can better connect within New Hampshire.
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This is not your father’s farm bill

This is not your father’s farm bill | Food issues | Scoop.it
Purdue's Otto Doering: We have a tendency in the U.S. to socialize losses and privatize gains. Don't expect to see much of that in the next farm bill.
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Ode to supply management

Ode to supply management | Food issues | Scoop.it
When Canadian consumers look across the border, they see milk at lower prices than at home. But what they fail to see is that their American neighbours are paying more than just retail price for their milk products.
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paulv's comment, December 8, 2011 5:37 AM
Several problems with this article. It does nothing to explain why in spite of over 20 years of supply management we have lost 3/4 of our dairy farms. We are in fact funding the creation of agri-business monopolies. To say that if farmers did not exploit us, someone else probably would, while true, does not absolve farmers of the fact that they are overcharging us. It is only a recipe for inaction. While I don't want the US system, it is at least more progressive. Subsidies from tax dollars, are as fair as the tax system that funds it. Here we have the equivalent of a head tax, where the poor are being forced to fund multi-millionaire dairy agri-businesses if they want to feed their children milk or cheese. To argue the US and Canadian systems are equivalent because farmers get roughly they same in handouts, shows Mr Doyon is viewing this mainly from the farmers point of view
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Hotter, drier, meaner: Trends point to a planet increasingly hostile to agriculture — The Daily Climate

Hotter, drier, meaner: Trends point to a planet increasingly hostile to agriculture — The Daily Climate | Food issues | Scoop.it

A host of data – from sediment cores to ongoing drought in East Africa to computer models – point to one conclusion:

 

Our increasingly hotter, drier planet is going to be a tough place to farm.

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Florida farmworkers urge EPA to tighten control of pesticides

Florida farmworkers urge EPA to tighten control of pesticides | Food issues | Scoop.it
Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker Association of Florida recalls a woman who walked into her office recently.
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Caution Urged with Nanoparticles in Food

Caution Urged with Nanoparticles in Food | Food issues | Scoop.it

Experts in environmental health issues have teamed with major companies to warn food industries to exercise caution when using nano-sized, manmade creations as nutritional additives, flavorings, colorings, or anti-bacterial coatings for packaging.

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‘Don’t eat raw cookie dough, period’

‘Don’t eat raw cookie dough, period’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
“It’s particularly important during the holidays,” says a CDC investigator after a 2009 E. coli outbreak was tied to the flour in packaged raw cookie dough.
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Exxon Mobil Involved with Urban Food Gardens - Salem-News.Com

Exxon Mobil Involved with Urban Food Gardens - Salem-News.Com | Food issues | Scoop.it
A group in San Antonio called the Dinner Garden gets some of its funding from Exxon Mobil. Is this generosity?If Exxon Mobil is doing this to support urban gardens in San Antonio (and elsewhere) for the sake of people's health, I'll eat my somb.....
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Study warns of worsening pesticide pollution | EurActiv

Study warns of worsening pesticide pollution | EurActiv | Food issues | Scoop.it
Independent specialised European Union affairs portal for EU policy professionals. Expert EU policy journalists follow a wide range of European legislation and topics. Stories, interviews and articles are available in English, French and German.
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Put the Fat Cats on a Diet: Stop Buying Tainted Food From Billion Dollar Corporations

Put the Fat Cats on a Diet: Stop Buying Tainted Food From Billion Dollar Corporations | Food issues | Scoop.it
Put the Fat Cats on a Diet: Stop Buying Tainted Food From Billion Dollar Corporations...
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The Tyee – Federal Govt Plays Deadly Politics of Salt

The Tyee – Federal Govt Plays Deadly Politics of Salt | Food issues | Scoop.it

Health panel wants life saving, sodium lowering policies. Tories say no.

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Agroforestry offers Africa an 'evergreen' future - AlertNet

Agroforestry offers Africa an 'evergreen' future - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
The most promising results are coming from the integration of fertiliser trees into cropping systems...
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Virtuous Circles: Values, Systems and Sustainability - IIED Publications Database

Virtuous Circles: Values, Systems and Sustainability - IIED Publications Database | Food issues | Scoop.it

This book shows how "virtuous circle" principles can be used to create systems and settlements that provide food, energy and water without consuming large quantities of fossil fuels and other finite resources. In the process, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution are minimised whilst human well being, food and livelihood security, and democratic control are enhanced.

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Global food demand served with increased U.S. farm productivity - Latest News - Current Stories, Commentary, Markets

Global food demand served with increased U.S. farm productivity - Latest News - Current Stories, Commentary, Markets | Food issues | Scoop.it
Latest news is the place to find the most current and breaking news and markets for the dairy industry.
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Farmers slow to adopt new pesticide | HealthyCal

A year after environmentalists lost a regulatory battle to keep the controversial pesticide methyl iodide off the California market, they appear to be winning the ground war against the chemical.
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Bees, plants waking up earlier each spring

Bees, plants waking up earlier each spring | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientists report that over the past century, several species of North American bees are emerging an average of 10 days earlier each year.
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New study focuses on arsenic in rice

New study focuses on arsenic in rice | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new federally funded study of more than 200 pregnant women receiving prenatal care in the New Hampshire area reports a link between rice consumption and elevated levels of arsenic in urine, suggesting that “many people in the United States...
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Visualizing Fair Trade Coffee (infographics)

Visualizing Fair Trade Coffee (infographics) | Food issues | Scoop.it

The fair trade certification has entered a period of major change. The recent departure of Fair Trade USA from the international certification system led by Fair Trade International (formerly FLO), and its decision to develop separate US standards that permit certification of plantation-produced coffee, cocoa, and other crops, has thrown the meaning of the US fair trade label into question. The recent appearance of a new certification—The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) “Fair For Life” label—has made the panorama even more complex. These developments follow a decade of struggles within the fair trade movement over the nature of its relationship to large (often transnational) corporate firms, some of which have contributed to the dramatic growth of fair trade sales.

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