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Changing Climate Challenges Olive Oil Sector in Catalonia

Changing Climate Challenges Olive Oil Sector in Catalonia | Food issues | Scoop.it
Water shortage due to climate change could make parts of one of Catalonia’s top olive oil producing regions - the Siurana DOP - unviable within 20 years.
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Yet another reason to add fish to your diet

Yet another reason to add fish to your diet | Food issues | Scoop.it
People who eat fish regularly see their risk for the disease drop 12 per cent, even after factoring in family history, body weight and smoking...
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Outside the Box, by Jeannie Marshall

Outside the Box, by Jeannie Marshall | Food issues | Scoop.it
The central thesis of Outside the Box, that children can and should eat healthy, adult-style meals made from scratch, is an increasingly popular argument in North America...
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California's Genetically Engineered Food Label May Confuse More Than Inform : NPR

California's Genetically Engineered Food Label May Confuse More Than Inform : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new analysis of the labeling initiative, which may go on the ballot in November, shows that it would create a complex and nuanced set of restrictions for food companies on what "natural" food is.
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Fighting for Family Farms and A Better Food Supply

Fighting for Family Farms and A Better Food Supply | Food issues | Scoop.it
Judith McGeary fights for family farms, small ranches and food producers outside the agricultural-industrial complex.
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How Corporations Like Monsanto Have Hijacked Higher Education | Food | AlterNet

How Corporations Like Monsanto Have Hijacked Higher Education | Food | AlterNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Academic research is often dictated by corporations that endow professorships, give money to universities, and put their executives on education boards.
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Why not let the bake sale crumble? - The Boston Globe

Why not let the bake sale crumble? - The Boston Globe | Food issues | Scoop.it
Defenders of the school bake sale, rejoice! The Massachusetts Legislature is stepping in to save your homemade lemon squares from the horrors of government overreach!
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A rooftop fish farm for every family?

A rooftop fish farm for every family? | Food issues | Scoop.it
It may look nothing more than an oddly shaped greenhouse, but the Globe (hedron) is a concept for a rooftop aquaponics dome that Urban Farmers h...
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Researcher Defends His Work on Gill Tract, Says Use of Corn Unfairly Demonized

Researcher Defends His Work on Gill Tract, Says Use of Corn Unfairly Demonized | Food issues | Scoop.it
Since Apr 22, dozens of activists have been occupying the farm in Albany -- the farm being the Gill Tract, a five-acre parcel of land owned by UC...
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Pentagon Spending and the War on Children

Pentagon Spending and the War on Children | Food issues | Scoop.it
The choice for most of us is clear. When asked, "What would you cut if you have to," Americans chose cuts in military spending over cuts in Social Security or Medicare -- three to one. But poll Congress and you get different answers.
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Video: Eat St. highlights Canada's best mobile eateries

Video: Eat St. highlights Canada's best mobile eateries | Food issues | Scoop.it
Eat St. host James Cunningham is thrilled the TV show is featuring more mobile eateries in Canadian cities. The show has kicked off its third season which includes food trucks in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver.
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Could Chicken Be Contributing To The Obesity Epidemic?

Could Chicken Be Contributing To The Obesity Epidemic? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Virtually all commercially-available chickens now have what many call the "obese gene," which makes birds gain weight quickly to speed up production from birth to slaughter.
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The slow death of fast food « Feeding the habit

The slow death of fast food « Feeding the habit | Food issues | Scoop.it
Nick Jacobs grew up in the UK and moved to Brussels in 2008. He works on agri-food, trade and development issues within the team of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, after having spent three years as journalist for Agra Europe.
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Let's Talk Food: Make guilt-free key lime pie with low-fat yogurt

Let's Talk Food: Make guilt-free key lime pie with low-fat yogurt | Food issues | Scoop.it
Although yogurt is con­sidered a low-fat food, one must be aware that there are three types of yogurt, with varying amounts of milk fat.
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Dumpster diners

Dumpster diners | Food issues | Scoop.it
A look at freegans, a group of people who gather food from garbage bins not because of financial need but to try to address issues of over-consumption and excess.
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One fish, two fish: Troubles in the B.C. fishery

Each year, some 300,000 anglers ply B.C.’s stunningly beautiful coastal waters. Many of these sport fishermen rent cars, float planes, boats and fishing equipment and employ guides, generating hundreds of millions of dollars for the economy.

In place of those decaying fishing towns, high-quality, well-staffed lodges have sprung up, along with hundreds of other businesses providing support services. It’s a good-news story for the province, employing thousands of workers.

Yet judging by Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s perverse fish-quota allocation policies, one would think it’s the commercial fishery that provides the higher economic value. This profoundly misguided federal attitude is endangering the single most important job creator left to B.C.’s struggling coastal communities.

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Low-level cadmium exposure can increase female cancer risk.

Low-level cadmium exposure can increase female cancer risk. | Food issues | Scoop.it
Women exposed to low levels of cadmium in their food have changes in DNA markers that alter gene regulation and increase their cancer risk.
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Paradox of hunger in Niger

Paradox of hunger in Niger | Food issues | Scoop.it
MARADI, Niger -- On the side of a highway connecting Niamey to the Burkina Faso border, bisected goa... - Latest News - Winnipeg Free Press.
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All Canadians Have a Right to Food

All Canadians Have a Right to Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
It's a big week for food security in Canada -- not only did Food Banks Canada launch their annual Hunger Awareness Week, but the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food arrived as well. One in four Canadians use the service of a food bank.
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"Micro-Farmers" Face Unfair Regulatory Penalties For Local Farming

"Micro-Farmers" Face Unfair Regulatory Penalties For Local Farming | Food issues | Scoop.it
Micro-farmers are being discouraged and penalized for selling small amounts of locally-grown produce to willing neighbors and friends.
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Super weeds no easy fix for US agriculture-experts

Super weeds no easy fix for US agriculture-experts | Food issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fast-spreading plague of super weeds taking over U.S.
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First pink slime, now 'meat glue'

First pink slime, now 'meat glue' | Food issues | Scoop.it

Meet "meat glue," which could be in a lot of what you are eating, even if it isn't meat.

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New Test Checks for Shellfish Toxin Exposure

New Test Checks for Shellfish Toxin Exposure | Food issues | Scoop.it
A first of its kind test can now check for chronic domoic acid exposure.
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Why I Am Not Attending or Watching 'Weight of the Nation'

Why I Am Not Attending or Watching 'Weight of the Nation' | Food issues | Scoop.it
The national hysteria over obesity has reached a crescendo this week, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts the conference, "Weight of the Nation," in Washington, D.C.
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