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Mutant corn created to fend off Agent Orange chemical

Mutant corn created to fend off Agent Orange chemical | Food issues | Scoop.it
Dow AgroSciences has submitted for U.S.regulatory approval a new strain of corn that’s genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D, The New York Times reported...
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Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner? The Shocking Facts About Our Food System | Food | AlterNet

Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner? The Shocking Facts About Our Food System | Food | AlterNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
We hear of the sweatshops behind our computers, sneakers and other attire--yet the exploitation of farmworkers has become normalized.
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How catching salmon can save a forest

How catching salmon can save a forest | Food issues | Scoop.it
What does your favorite wild salmon have to do with a forest in Alaska? Quite a bit, actually.
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Organic foods industry creates more than a half million jobs

Thousands more jobs created than in conventional foodWASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...
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Kashi Cereal in hot water over genetically modified controversy

Kashi Cereal in hot water over genetically modified controversy | Food issues | Scoop.it
If you are an avid health food nut, you are likely aware of the controversies surrounding genetically modified foods.  One set of controversies involves concern...
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Dietary changes help some children with ADHD

Child and adolescent psychiatrists have just completed an extensive report which reviews the studies which have been done so far on the significance of diet for children and young people with ADHD.
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Ancient grain makes a healthy comeback

Ancient grain makes a healthy comeback | Food issues | Scoop.it
Millet was one of the earliest wonder foods. Easy to grow and store in dry climates, the grain served as a mainstay of Chinese, African and Indian cuisines as far back as the 8th-century B.C., according to archaeologists.
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Plan to modernize poultry plant inspections draws concern

Plan to modernize poultry plant inspections draws concern | Food issues | Scoop.it
Could fewer slaughterhouse inspectors make for a safer chicken cutlet? Federal officials see a way to modernize poultry plant inspections while reducing the number of government workers needed to look out for potential contamination.
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Lipton teas named in pesticides scandal

Lipton teas named in pesticides scandal | Food issues | Scoop.it
LIPTON tea, a worldwide brand, has become embroiled in an ongoing scandal of banned pesticide residue found in the popular drink.

Greenpeace, an environmental protection organization, said yesterday that three...
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B.C.'s Summerhill winery seeks biodynamic certification

B.C.'s Summerhill winery seeks biodynamic certification | Food issues | Scoop.it
Among the common practices of biodynamic agriculture is the making of Preparation 500, in which manure from a lactating cow is buried underground for the winter in a hollowed out cow’s horn.
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Fife Diet Launches Food Manifesto to Change the Way we Eat

Fife Diet Launches Food Manifesto to Change the Way we Eat | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Fife Diet today launched a new food manifesto for Scotland as a contribution to the food and drink policy framework.

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In search of the 'lost ladybug'

In search of the 'lost ladybug' | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Leah Tyrrell wants to make something clear: She does not wear ladybug sweatshirts.
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One Thing Missing from the Urban Farm Movement: Farmers

One Thing Missing from the Urban Farm Movement: Farmers | Food issues | Scoop.it
With few skilled farmers, many urban gardens become victims of neglect.
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If you eat a ‘double bypass burger’ and get sick, whose fault is it?

If you eat a ‘double bypass burger’ and get sick, whose fault is it? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Question arises after second customer collapses at Las Vegas restaurant famous for its unhealthy meals...
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When Bill Gates pushes high-tech agriculture, who benefits?

When Bill Gates pushes high-tech agriculture, who benefits? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Microsoft chairman’s recipe for boosting world food output may fatten Big Ag’s bottom line, but not small farmers...
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Wendy's Now Serves Poutine All Across Canada

Wendy's Now Serves Poutine All Across Canada | Food issues | Scoop.it
Click here to view the full photogallery. Get ready because things are about to get real Canadian: Wendy's in Canada have started serving poutine, the gooey cheese curd and gravy-laden...
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Selenium impacts honey bee behavior and survival

Selenium impacts honey bee behavior and survival | Food issues | Scoop.it
Entomologists have a "proof of concept" that selenium, a nonmetal chemical element, can disrupt the foraging behavior and survival of honey bees.
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Chicago hospital group to drop sugar-sweetened drinks

Chicago hospital group to drop sugar-sweetened drinks | Food issues | Scoop.it
Salad bars stocked with fruits, grains and heart-healthy veggies. Meat produced without antibiotics. And farmers markets right outside the building.
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Family life study reveals key events that can trigger eating disorders

Eating disorders can be triggered by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to new research.
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Let’s put an end to ‘dietary tribalism’

Let’s put an end to ‘dietary tribalism’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
Vegan, paleo, raw, locavore -- who can say what's best? One writer says concerned eaters should put down their weapons and work to change the food system together.
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Mad cow disease found in one Central Valley bovine

Mad cow disease found in one Central Valley bovine | Food issues | Scoop.it
FRESNO — The first confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 surfaced in California's Central Valley on Tuesday, triggering concerns about food safety.
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Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?

Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread? | Food issues | Scoop.it

Prolonged exposure to low levels of the heavy metal cadmium may fuel the growth of some breast cancer cells and encourage them to spread, preliminary research indicates.

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Earth Day and Occupy make a Baby: Food Sovereignty

Earth Day and Occupy make a Baby: Food Sovereignty | Food issues | Scoop.it
The idea of “food sovereignty” is nearly 20 years old, and most folk still don’t quite know what it means.
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WEAPONIZATION OF THE FOOD SYSTEM: Genetically Engineered Maize Threatens Nepal and the Himalayan Region

WEAPONIZATION OF THE FOOD SYSTEM: Genetically Engineered Maize Threatens Nepal and the Himalayan Region | Food issues | Scoop.it

Not only Nepal but the entire Himalayan region is under threat. Genetically Engineered seeds are weapons of mass culling. The Nepalese Government’s foolishness in inviting USAID and Monsanto for ‘agricultural development’ through genetically engineered maize will destroy the quality of its livestock and humans. The contamination of its fragile ecosystem will be in perpetuity and irreversible.

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DPS Goes Green With Gardens At 45 Schools

DPS Goes Green With Gardens At 45 Schools | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Detroit Public Schools system has experimented with using gardening in the lesson plans of individual schools for over a decade.
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