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GMOs praised in school texts

GMOs praised in school texts | Food issues | Scoop.it

Coralie Desève, 12, was shocked to read texts in favor of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its textbooks. With GM, there will in future "no need to use pesticides, pollutants," we read in the manual Cyclades, approved by the Ministry of Education (MELS).

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5 Reasons a 'Global Cattle Drive' to China Is a Bad Idea

5 Reasons a 'Global Cattle Drive' to China Is a Bad Idea | Food issues | Scoop.it
China is importing 100,000 heifers to boost domestic dairy production in the wake of scandals that have decimated China's relatively small dairy industry. There are so many problems with this scenario, but here are just five.
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Genetically modified crops' results raise concern

Genetically modified crops' results raise concern | Food issues | Scoop.it
Biotechnology's promise to feed the world did not anticipate "Trojan corn," "super weeds" and the disappearance of monarch butterflies. But in the Midwest and South - blanketed by more than 170 million acres of...
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Mild winter could lead to huge honeybee die-off come fall

Mild winter could lead to huge honeybee die-off come fall | Food issues | Scoop.it
Local and state news, classifieds and sports, serving Waterville and the Northern Kennebec Valley of central Maine.
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It's Okay To Eat Sardines...Right?

It's Okay To Eat Sardines...Right? | Food issues | Scoop.it

Sardines are considered a "sustainable" seafood, one of the few fish you can eat guilt-free, right? Well, not exactly. Forage fish like sardines and anchovies are the key players in huge but delicate food webs known as wasp-waist ecosystems. These are so complex and dynamic that it's questionable whether we have the know-how to manage them well yet. And as we've learned the hard way from examples off California, Peru, Japan, and Namibia, wasp-waist ecosystems collapse catastrophically whenever the stresses of climate change intersect with the stresses of overfishing (see Andrew Bakun, et al, below*).

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Obese women face discrimination on job hunt: Study

Obese women face discrimination on job hunt: Study | Food issues | Scoop.it
Women who are obese are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs, a new study has found.
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Avoid these 7 scary food ingredients, author advises

Avoid these 7 scary food ingredients, author advises | Food issues | Scoop.it
CTV Toronto - When scanning food labels at the grocery store, most of us will look first at the Nutrition Facts panel. But author Andrea Donsky says that's the wrong approach.
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Genetics, environment and the 'weight of the nation'

Genetics, environment and the 'weight of the nation' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Several top national experts featured on HBO's 'The Weight of the Nation' talk about genetics and the environment's effect on obesity.
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Kashi cereal's 'natural' claims stir anger

Kashi cereal's 'natural' claims stir anger | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some consumers say the use of the word "natural" on ads and packages for the cereal is misleading. Kashi has denied wrongdoing.
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Food Sovereignty Activists: Stop World Bank's Support for Corporate Land Grabs

Food Sovereignty Activists: Stop World Bank's Support for Corporate Land Grabs | Food issues | Scoop.it
As the World Bank promotes its seven principles of Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) at its annual conference in Washington D.C.
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Katonah Elementary students help raise hens

This spring first-grade students at Katonah Elementary School will help to hatch heritage eggs and raise them into laying hens at the John Jay Homestead.
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Why You Should Be Worried About the California Mad Cow Case

Why You Should Be Worried About the California Mad Cow Case | Food issues | Scoop.it
The California case highlights the slim and random nature of our BSE testing regime—and shines a hard light on the practice of feeding "chicken litter" to cows.
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New Yorkers bring fish farms to urban jungle

New Yorkers bring fish farms to urban jungle | Food issues | Scoop.it

Aquaponics is a technique with ancient roots for breeding tank fish, recycling their effluent-filled water to fertilize vegetation, then allowing this naturally cleaned water to drip back into the tank below.
It's a perfect, miniature eco system that will let you grow healthy food right in a cramped apartment with almost no specialist equipment.

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How can I find ‘ethical oil’ for my frying pan

How can I find ‘ethical oil’ for my frying pan | Food issues | Scoop.it
The environmental impact of this often-overlooked ingredient can be avoided by taking the time to check the label...
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Filmed Pig Abuse Calls Humane Labels into Question

Filmed Pig Abuse Calls Humane Labels into Question | Food issues | Scoop.it
An undercover investigation by Animal Equality shows pigs carrying two humane-treatment labels were regularly abused.
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Salmon revival in sight as Elwha River dams fall in U.S. Northwest

Salmon revival in sight as Elwha River dams fall in U.S. Northwest | Food issues | Scoop.it

In the wilderness of Washington state's Olympic National Park, hydraulic hammers chip away at the Glines Canyon Dam in the largest dam-removal project in U.S.

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Women in Brazil Turn to Eco-Friendly Farming in Wake of Storms - AlertNet

In the green belt of market gardens that feeds the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, women farmers are learning environmentally friendly techniques in response to extreme weather events and their effects on the land.I

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Teens with diabetes have trouble managing it, study says

Teens with diabetes have trouble managing it, study says | Food issues | Scoop.it
New research sends a stark warning to overweight teens: If you develop diabetes , you'll have a very tough time controlling it.
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How the White House Wobbled on Childhood Obesity

How the White House Wobbled on Childhood Obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Despite Michelle Obama's high-profile child obesity campaign, the White House hasn't managed to change the nation's kids' diets.
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McDonald's new Happy Meal: Will there be fries, I mean yogurt, with that?

McDonald's new Happy Meal: Will there be fries, I mean yogurt, with that? | Food issues | Scoop.it
McDonald’s Canada has changed its iconic kids' meal to include more nutritious options but doctors remain skeptical about the real benefits...
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Drought-resistant Argentine soy raises hopes, concerns

Drought-resistant Argentine soy raises hopes, concerns | Food issues | Scoop.it

Researchers in Argentina have isolated a drought-resistant sunflower gene and spliced it into soy, bolstering hopes for improved yields as the South American agricultural powerhouse grapples with global warming.

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California May Vote On Genetically Modified Food Warning Labels

California May Vote On Genetically Modified Food Warning Labels | Food issues | Scoop.it
Supporters of a measure to require warning labels for genetically modified food said they have enough signatures to place it on the November ballot. Mark Sayre reports.
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Finding Lunch in Beijing | The Lost Backpack

Finding Lunch in Beijing | The Lost Backpack | Food issues | Scoop.it
With some help, we became a local....

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My Year on Food Stamps

My Year on Food Stamps | Food issues | Scoop.it
I had worked as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade, interviewing presidential candidates and reality TV stars. I had a college degree and a retirement account.
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New Rules Mean New Hardship for Poultry Workers

New Rules Mean New Hardship for Poultry Workers | Food issues | Scoop.it
The government wants to increase line speed at poultry plants—but what about the workers?
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