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Farm Group Seeks U.S. Halt On "Dangerous" Crop Chemicals - Planet Ark

Farm Group Seeks U.S. Halt On "Dangerous" Crop Chemicals - Planet Ark | Food issues | Scoop.it
A coalition of more than 2,000 U.S. farmers and food companies said Wednesday it is taking legal action to force government regulators to analyze potential problems with proposed biotech crops and the weed-killing chemicals to be sprayed over them.
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CIDRAP >> Animal health groups offer mixed views on FDA antibiotic policy

CIDRAP >> Animal health groups offer mixed views on FDA antibiotic policy | Food issues | Scoop.it

Animal health groups today commended the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) voluntary approach to reducing the growth-promotion uses of antibiotics in farm animals but voiced some concern that the policy may hurt animal health and lead to higher meat prices.

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Mexican Seeds, the New Spoils for Food Corporations

Mexican Seeds, the New Spoils for Food Corporations | Food issues | Scoop.it

Biodiversity and small and medium farms are threatened in Mexico by the looming approval of a reform of the law on plant varieties that will extend patent rights over seeds, activists and experts warn.

The amendment, of the federal law on plant varieties in effect since 1996, was approved by the Senate in November and is now making its way through the lower house of Congress.

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Catering company puts sustainability on menu

Catering company puts sustainability on menu | Food issues | Scoop.it
When chef Tyler Day was looking to become his own boss, he wanted to do more than pursue his passion for food. He wanted to make a difference.
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Study Links Autism with Industrial Food & Environmental Toxins: April is Autism Awareness Month : Living Green Magazine

Study Links Autism with Industrial Food & Environmental Toxins: April is Autism Awareness Month : Living Green Magazine | Food issues | Scoop.it

The epidemic of autism in children in the United States may be linked to the typical American diet according to a new study published online in Clinical Epigenetics by Renee Dufault, et. al. The study explores how mineral deficiencies—affected by dietary factors like high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—could impact how the human body rids itself of common toxic chemicals like mercury and pesticides.

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Monsanto Bt Crops: Genetically Modified Corn Linked To Soil Ecosystem Threat

Monsanto Bt Crops: Genetically Modified Corn Linked To Soil Ecosystem Threat | Food issues | Scoop.it
Genetically modified corn has been linked to a decrease in a subterranean fungus that forms a symbiotic bond with plant roots, allowing them to draw in more nutrients and water from the surrounding soil in exchange for carbon.
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Fast Food In The U.S. Has Way More Salt Than In Other Countries : NPR

Fast Food In The U.S. Has Way More Salt Than In Other Countries : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fast-food items in the U.S. are much saltier than the same items in Europe, according to new research. France and the United Kingdom had the least salty food overall.
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BT brinjal row: National Biodiversity Authority decides to prosecute Monsanto : North News - India Today

The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) has decided to prosecute multinational seed company Monsanto for allegedly using Indian brinjal varieties for commercial purposes without permission.
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Wildlife and farming disaster warning as drought spreads across England

Wildlife and farming disaster warning as drought spreads across England | Food issues | Scoop.it
Officials warn dry spell could last into next year and hosepipe bans could be extended to cover larger areas...
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Farmers must spend more on herbicides as effectiveness fades

Farmers must spend more on herbicides as effectiveness fades | Food issues | Scoop.it
A much-used herbicide is losing its effectiveness and forcing producers to spend more and use more chemicals to control weeds.
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The glaciers are still shrinking – and rapidly

The glaciers are still shrinking – and rapidly | Food issues | Scoop.it
Jonathan Bamber: A couple of glaciers shrinking more slowly than expected does not change the irrefutable fact that most are melting rapidly...
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Gluttony trifecta: Burger King' bacon sundae, Pizza Hut's hotdog-stuffed pizza, Jack in the Box's bacon milkshake

Gluttony trifecta: Burger King' bacon sundae, Pizza Hut's hotdog-stuffed pizza, Jack in the Box's bacon milkshake | Food issues | Scoop.it
Just when you thought you’d heard of everything bacon could be paired with, now comes Burger King’s bacon sundae with chocolate, caramel and … yes, bacon.
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Dole recalls 756 cases of bagged salad because of possible salmonella contamination

Dole recalls 756 cases of bagged salad because of possible salmonella contamination | Food issues | Scoop.it
The company is coordinating with regulatory officials and that no illnesses have been reported.
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American Farmers: An Endangered Species

American Farmers: An Endangered Species | Food issues | Scoop.it
The decreasing population of American farmers means less diversity of crops, vacated rural communities, and reduced food security.
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Burgers 'healthier with beetroot'

Burgers 'healthier with beetroot' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Burgers could be made healthier by adding beetroot to the ingredients, Aberdeen scientists believe.
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Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists

Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists | Food issues | Scoop.it
Eyeless shrimp and fish with lesions are becoming common, with BP oil pollution believed to be the likely cause.
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Salmon Arm Observer - Goat dairy keeps growing in Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Observer  - Goat dairy keeps growing in Salmon Arm | Food issues | Scoop.it
It may be produced the same way but not all milk is equal.
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A Conversation With Urban Designer, Educator And Farmer Emmanuel Pratt

A Conversation With Urban Designer, Educator And Farmer Emmanuel Pratt | Food issues | Scoop.it

This isn’t just a story about teaching a man (or woman) how to fish. It’s more about teaching him or her how to grow their own eco-system.

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Vancouver school cafeteria serves up five-star fare with local B.C. foods

Vancouver school cafeteria serves up five-star fare with local B.C. foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
Students at Sir Charles Tupper secondary cafeteria are dining in five-star style with fresh B.C. salmon, local blueberries and a famously finicky but fabulous B.C. mushroom risotto.
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'Food and the City' Just Might Make You Want to Own an Outlaw Urban Chicken or Two

'Food and the City' Just Might Make You Want to Own an Outlaw Urban Chicken or Two | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some of these stories are about wealthy individuals looking to make a difference, and some about those just barely making ends meet, but regardless of income level or geographical location, all share a passion for growing food and finding new and...
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Study: Probable Link Between Teflon Chemical and Cancer

Mid-Ohio Valley residents who settled a lawsuit will be eligible for medical monitoring programs after a science panel concluded a probable link exists between exposure to a chemical used by a DuPont plant in West Virginia and testicular and kidney...
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How plants grow to escape shade: Findings could lead to high-yield crops

How plants grow to escape shade: Findings could lead to high-yield crops | Food issues | Scoop.it
Mild mannered though they seem, plants are extremely competitive, especially when it comes to getting their fair share of sunlight. Whether a forest or a farm, where plants grow a battle wages for the sun's rays.
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Monsanto convinces Nepal to accept GMO corn, protesters object

Monsanto convinces Nepal to accept GMO corn, protesters object | Food issues | Scoop.it
Notorious agricultural giant Monsanto has teamed up with the Nepalese government to force GMO seeds on to the country's farmers. Protests in Kathmandu ensued.
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The Next Generation of Farmers: How Youth are Learning Urban Farming Methods

The Next Generation of Farmers: How Youth are Learning Urban Farming Methods | Food issues | Scoop.it
Hattie Carthan Community Garden nyc.gov One of the most unsustainable aspects of our culture is ho...
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California braces for a deadly stalker of citrus

California braces for a deadly stalker of citrus | Food issues | Scoop.it
The worst disease known to the citrus industry may have arrived in California on a bud of friendship.
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