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Your Health - CTV MedNews Express | Health or hype? Reviewing questionable food marketing claims

Your Health - CTV MedNews Express | Health or hype? Reviewing questionable food marketing claims | Food issues | Scoop.it
A recent trip to one of the big health food stores in Toronto led to a rather shocking result: many “health foods” aren’t...
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School Supper: Dinner Is Now On The Menu In Nearly 200 California Schools

School Supper: Dinner Is Now On The Menu In Nearly 200 California Schools | Food issues | Scoop.it

You've heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers?

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Exploding hog barns beckon U researchers

Exploding hog barns beckon U researchers | Food issues | Scoop.it

A few years ago, hog farmers throughout the Midwest noticed foam building on top of their manure pits. Soon after, barns began exploding, killing thousands of hogs while farmers lost millions of dollars.

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Bald Chickens: Scientific Breakthrough, or Animal Cruelty?

Bald Chickens: Scientific Breakthrough, or Animal Cruelty? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientists in Israel have bred bald chickens, claiming no feathers will be better for the animal and reduce pollution. Animal rights groups aren't so sure.
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EPA says food near Anaconda Mine site is safe based on tiny sample

EPA says food near Anaconda Mine site is safe based on tiny sample | Food issues | Scoop.it

Test results the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited repeatedly that irrigated crops and livestock next to a polluted Nevada mine are safe for consumption were based on samples from four onions taken more than four years ago.

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Climate Change a Growing Risk For U.S. Water Supplies | Climate Central

Climate Change a Growing Risk For U.S. Water Supplies | Climate Central | Food issues | Scoop.it
The effects of climate change are putting U.S.
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Campaigners clash over industry claims of rise in GM crops

Campaigners clash over industry claims of rise in GM crops | Food issues | Scoop.it
NGOs accuse industry body of inflating claims that the acreage of biotech crops grew by 8% in 2011...
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University of British Columbia gets in the beer business

University of British Columbia gets in the beer business | Food issues | Scoop.it
If there is anything students like more than beer, it’s cheap beer. UBC’s student union believes it can profit off that fact when it opens a brewery on campus in 2014.
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Farmers Can Grow Food for All, as Long as Ecosystems Hold

Farmers Can Grow Food for All, as Long as Ecosystems Hold | Food issues | Scoop.it
Thomas Malthus, history’s celebrated pessimist, wrote in 1798 that, should war and disease fail to claim humanity, “gigantic inevitable famine stalks in the rear, and with one mighty blow levels the population with the food of the world.”...
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Curing Diabetes: How Type 2 Became an Accepted Lifestyle

Curing Diabetes: How Type 2 Became an Accepted Lifestyle | Food issues | Scoop.it
The disease is big business, and many have been convinced that managing it forever is their only option. But a cure is often possible.
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Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture | UCSUSA

Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture | UCSUSA | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agribusiness giant Monsanto claims to be a leader and innovator in sustainable agriculture. The reality is less flattering.
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Eat free or die - The Boston Globe

Have you heard of the “food sovereignty’’ movement, sometimes called the “food rights’’ campaign?
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Investors Challenge 10 Electric Power Companies on Climate Change and Air Pollution Risks – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

Investors Challenge 10 Electric Power Companies on Climate Change and Air Pollution Risks – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Press Releases get your corporate social responsibility news and information out to journalists, investors, and industry professionals utilizing CSRwire’s targeted reach.
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Processed food very tasty for producers - The National

Processed food very tasty for producers - The National | Food issues | Scoop.it
Healthcare experts decry diets high in chemicals, sugar and salt but the companies that make the products that contain them also make fat profits.
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GM crops: Follow the money | EurActiv

GM crops: Follow the money | 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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When the Prize Is a Chance to Toil on BC's Farms

When the Prize Is a Chance to Toil on BC's Farms | Food issues | Scoop.it

The waiting list to work in the fields and hothouses of this province is long. Second in a reader-funded series.

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Another food crisis looming in Africa: nearly 5 million South Sudanese lacking food

Another food crisis looming in Africa: nearly 5 million South Sudanese lacking food | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) have warned that South Sudan is facing a food crisis and that immediate action is needed to stave off a disaster.
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i think this article need to be looked at. Currently 4.7 million people do not have enough to eat in South Sudan, while one million of these face severe food shortages. the number can double if on going conflict in the region continues and food prices continue rising.the crisis has been created by low rainfall which impacted much of east africacombined with regional conflict that has disrupted farming and transportation routes.even though the WFP is trying all they an to help, the problem is that they are running out of time. a repoet that was released a month ago from the publish of this report that a delayed response to Somalia crisis cost thousands of lives so time is key. acting early saves lives but collective risk aversion meant aid agencies were reluctant to spend money until they were certain there was a crisis.


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Genetically Modified Salmon: What is it and is it Safe? - International Business Times

Genetically Modified Salmon: What is it and is it Safe? - International Business Times | Food issues | Scoop.it
Genetically modified salmon could provide cheaper fish throughout the world. But is it safe to eat?
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Behind the PR curtain: Oregon firm played part in effort to counter attacks on herbicide

Behind the PR curtain: Oregon firm played part in effort to counter attacks on herbicide | Food issues | Scoop.it
Documents from the manufacturer of the herbicide atrazine detail how it mounted a wide-ranging public relations strategy aimed at heading off public criticism of the weed killer.
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Eat free or die

Have you heard of the “food sovereignty’’ movement, sometimes called the “food rights’’ campaign? Its proponents, mainly small, independent farmers and their clientele, want to eat and...
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Junk food plentiful at nation’s elementary schools despite anti-obesity campaigns, study finds

Junk food plentiful at nation’s elementary schools despite anti-obesity campaigns, study finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
CHICAGO — Junk food remains plentiful at the nation’s elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests.
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Genetically modified salmon needs tougher FDA scrutiny, groups say

Genetically modified salmon needs tougher FDA scrutiny, groups say | Food issues | Scoop.it
US consumer groups have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to subject a genetically engineered version of the Atlantic salmon to a more rigorous review process before it is deemed safe to eat.
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The shame and pride of joining food stamp nation

The shame and pride of joining food stamp nation | Food issues | Scoop.it
For me, signing up for the most stigmatized benefit felt like a defeat and a victory...
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Loblaw chief Galen Weston says farmers’ markets pose health risk

Loblaw chief Galen Weston says farmers’ markets pose health risk | Food issues | Scoop.it
Galen Weston enrages farmers’ markets community and local foodies with off-the-cuff remark.

 

Yes, the remark was off the cuff, but the sentiment behind it was not. The industrial food system would quite happily control every morsel that is grown and eaten.

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