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Urban Gardens Promote Healthy Eating in Food Deserts

Urban Gardens Promote Healthy Eating in Food Deserts | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chicago Tribune columnist Dawn Turner Trice explores the virtues of urban gardens, saying that they help promote healthy eating and create jobs in poor communities.
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The Tyee – Battle for the Banana

The Tyee – Battle for the Banana | Food issues | Scoop.it

Behind the peel, a torrid history of trade wars and bullish fruit magnates. Last of two.

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Worms feasting on popular pesticide-producing corn

One of the nation's most widely planted crops -- genetically engineered corn that makes its own insecticide -- may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be developing resistance more quickly than scientists expected.
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Britain's topsy-turvy weather means vegetables arrive three months early

Britain's topsy-turvy weather means vegetables arrive three months early | Food issues | Scoop.it
Farmers say they are harvesting cabbages, sprouts broccoli and cauliflowers up to three months earlier than usual and some fear they could see shortages in the Spring.
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The Tyee – Secrets of the Banana

The Tyee – Secrets of the Banana | Food issues | Scoop.it

Not the forbidden fruit, but equally sinister. Part one of my journey into the republic.
By Spring Gillard

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Maine’s case against a Blue Hill farmer and his cow gains national attention

Maine’s case against a Blue Hill farmer and his cow gains national attention | Food issues | Scoop.it
EAST BLUE HILL, Maine — Officially, her name is Sprocket. But Dan Brown has a tongue-in-cheek moniker for the 4-year-old cow at the heart of his legal problems with the state of Maine: Troublemaker.
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The Bread of the Indians

The Bread of the Indians | Food issues | Scoop.it
Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people‚ where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food...
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Grain Trust: Experts Recommend Their Eco-Favorites

Grain Trust: Experts Recommend Their Eco-Favorites | Food issues | Scoop.it
Grain is as American as apple pie. So it's only natural that farmers who want to protect this land -- and its amber waves -- are growing it sustainably.
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Book Review: The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do To Avoid It by Julian Cribb

Book Review: The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do To Avoid It by Julian Cribb | Food issues | Scoop.it
[...] being an Australian, particularly one who spent some time in the bush, an awareness of water scarcity is part of my DNA. [...] I've had to ration my reading on the subject.
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Go Inuit: Delicious Holiday Recipes from Canada's North

Go Inuit: Delicious Holiday Recipes from Canada's North | Food issues | Scoop.it

Nunatsiaq News asked some chefs and hunters what they plan to serve up for family over the Christmas holidays, and three of them agreed to share their family recipes.

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Concerns grow over salmonella that survives antibiotics - The Denver Post

The frequency of outbreaks linked to antibiotic-resistant salmonella is rising, causing concern among consumer groups and food scientists.
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GM Foods – Feeding the World or Destroying the Planet? | Speakers Corner Trust

GM Foods – Feeding the World or Destroying the Planet? | Speakers Corner Trust | Food issues | Scoop.it
The argument about GM technology has often been passionate and not always constructive. But the stakes are high.
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U.S. approves Monsanto drought-tolerant GM corn

U.S. approves Monsanto drought-tolerant GM corn | Food issues | Scoop.it

Monsanto's genetically engineered, drought resistant corn is deregulated, the U.S.

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McDonald's patty, bun, cheese unchanged after one year sitting on kitchen counter

McDonald's patty, bun, cheese unchanged after one year sitting on kitchen counter | Food issues | Scoop.it
Whenever Melanie Hesketh’s kids get a hankering for junk food, all she has to do is point to the kitchen counter.
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Monsanto’s Ill-Effects In India - OpEd

Monsanto’s Ill-Effects In India - OpEd | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto’s operation in India illustrates the monopolization and manipulation of market economy, tradition, and technology.
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China hit by ANOTHER toxic milk scandal

China hit by ANOTHER toxic milk scandal | Food issues | Scoop.it

China's biggest milk producer Mengniu Dairy Group (MDC) said it found milk containing high levels of aflatoxin - which can lead to liver cancer - before it had made its way to market and was sold to the public.

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#227 Cooking Up the food stories | This gives me hope

#227 Cooking Up the food stories | This gives me hope | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food needs friends. The soil that gives it nutrients has been plowed, poisoned, and pilfered. The seeds that give it a good start have been hybridized ...
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The bad food news of 2011

The bad food news of 2011 | Food issues | Scoop.it
Grist's food politics reporting isn't all sunshine and roses: Here's a rundown of the stories that got our goat in 2011 -- and here's hoping for a much brighter 2012.
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Vietnam-era chemical poisons US farms

Vietnam-era chemical poisons US farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
The US may soon allow its farmlands to be poisoned by a deadly Vietnam-war chemical.
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City, suburban residents try hand at fish farming

City, suburban residents try hand at fish farming | Food issues | Scoop.it
The aquarium in the living room of Meir and Leah Lazar's Baltimore County home isn't just for decoration. The tilapia and bluegills packed into the 50-gallon glass tank are waiting their turn to wind up on dinner plates.
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Eco-labelled farm fish offer little environmental benefit, University of Victoria study concludes

The majority of eco-labels awarded to farmed fish fail to deliver the promised environ-mental benefit, according to a study released by researchers at the University of Victoria.
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Chocolate will become an expensive luxury item due to climate change - Telegraph

Chocolate will become an expensive luxury item due to climate change - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
Enjoy your festive treats while you can, chocolate could once again become an
expensive luxury item due to climate change, according to a new study.
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The Tyee – Bless Our Little Pigdom

The Tyee – Bless Our Little Pigdom | Food issues | Scoop.it

In which four couples buy six piglets, visions of barbeque dancing in our heads. Part one of two.

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California's young farmers break traditional mold

California's young farmers break traditional mold | Food issues | Scoop.it
The average age of a farmer in California is creeping toward 60, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture is trying to attract newcomers to work the land. The need is especially acute, given that experts...
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FDA Reneges on Promise to Consider Limits to Animal Antibiotics - Forbes

The U.S.Food and Drug Administration will no longer consider withdrawing its approval for the routine use of penicillin and tetracyclines in food-producing animals, despite mounting evidence that traces of these drugs in retail...

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