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Scientists fear reprisals after their research on a possibly deadly fish virus

Scientists fear reprisals after their research on a possibly deadly fish virus | Food issues | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER - Two Canadian scientists working on opposite coasts say they fear their reputations are b... - Science & Technology - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Cuba as a Biotechnology Island - Havana Times.org

Cuba as a Biotechnology Island - Havana Times.org | Food issues | Scoop.it
The process carried out by Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology was riddled with violations that jeopardized the entire investigation.
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Major gains in efficiency of livestock systems needed

Major gains in efficiency of livestock systems needed | Food issues | Scoop.it

By 2050 an expanded world population will be consuming two thirds more animal protein than it does today, bringing new strains to bear on the planet's natural resources, according to a new FAO report published December 14th.

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Butter shortage in Canada? Fat chance, dairy farmers say | CTV News

Butter shortage in Canada? Fat chance, dairy farmers say | CTV News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Keep calm and spread on. That's the message the Canadian Dairy Commission has for the nation's butter enthusiasts as Norway copes with a serious shortage of the golden spread.
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Is it time to can food drives and donate cash instead? | CTV News

Is it time to can food drives and donate cash instead? | CTV News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food drives to support local food banks are everywhere this time of year. But some argue that the whole food drive model is inherently inefficient and that hard cash donations are what food banks need most.
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A healthy diet can cost less than junk food, says new research

A healthy diet can cost less than junk food, says new research...
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Study of the Day: Why Dieters Should Still Eat Dairy Products

Study of the Day: Why Dieters Should Still Eat Dairy Products | Food issues | Scoop.it
A calorie-restricted diet with protein from milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy protects bones during weight loss, new research shows...
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Acid rain poses a previously unrecognized threat to Great Lakes sugar maples

Acid rain poses a previously unrecognized threat to Great Lakes sugar maples | Food issues | Scoop.it
The number of sugar maples in Upper Great Lakes forests is likely to decline in coming decades, according to ecologists, due to a previously unrecognized threat from a familiar enemy: Acid rain.
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Scientists discover anti-inflammatory polyphenols in apple peels

Scientists discover anti-inflammatory polyphenols in apple peels | Food issues | Scoop.it
Here's another reason why "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." New research shows oral ingestion of apple polyphenols suppresses T cell activation to prevent colitis in mice.
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David Kern's curator insight, January 4, 2013 8:53 AM

Apple polyphenols have helped many clients suffering from colitis, IBS, and IBD. Tjis research in mice confirms our experience. Polyphenols are vital for bowel health because they are the only antioxidants that persist to the colon (other antioxidants are absorbed in the small intestine).

Cathryn Wellner's comment, January 4, 2013 9:30 AM
I had no idea - glad I've always made a practice of eating the peels.
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Texas drought takes cow numbers down by 600K

The worst drought in Texas' history has led to the largest-ever one-year decline in the leading cattle-state's cow herd, raising the likelihood of increased beef prices as the number of animals decline and demand remains strong.

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Obesity is about poverty and cheap food, not a lack of moral fibre

Obesity is about poverty and cheap food, not a lack of moral fibre | Food issues | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: It's more palatable to blame diabetes on lifestyle than accept the fact that on a penny-per-calorie basis, a Big Mac is simply cheaper...
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Jewelle Lim Fong Yee's curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:52 AM

I see that the obesity and poverty is linked in someways. People who are poorer will not have sufficient money to consume the healthier choose of food. Hence, they are resulted to eating of cheaper food which are rich in calories and high in fats as it provides them with more energy. These food are all fast food which has less nutrients. This leads to obesity and unhealthy diet. I wonder why did the government not take action to help these people and ease their living situation.

Rayn Kang Lam Fong's curator insight, February 2, 2013 7:43 PM

I see that people who are poor eat cheaper but healthier food thus they do not worry about obesity. But those rich people can eat those foods that are expensive but also high in fats

 

I think that we should educate people about this matter so that they can help themselves and not get diseases such as heart problems or diabetes

 

I wonder why the government does not educate the people about this . Less money is better than having more money but having more illnesses.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:57 AM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this articicle, i can see that obesity is actually linked to cheap food. this is because when one does not have the money to buy food, they will go for cheaper options, but it makes it more unhealthy. These foods can be processed foods etc.

It makes me think that cheap food may not be that healthy to one's health after all, so why buy these foods, when it is bad for health? I do understand that people facing poverty may not have the money to buy more nourishing food for themselves, but what about those who do have money to support themselves.

It makes me wonder how people do know that they are consuming unhealthy food, but still continue on eating it, just because it saves a little money.

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Acid Test Points To Coming Fish Troubles - Science News

Acid Test Points To Coming Fish Troubles - Science News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Young fish can suffer severe damage from the ocean acidification expected within this century...
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China’s Food Conundrum: Insecurity Of The Rural Abandoned - Analysis

China’s Food Conundrum: Insecurity Of The Rural Abandoned - Analysis | Food issues | Scoop.it
The 130 million people who are left behind in China’s rural areas are posing a severe challenge to the country’s food security -- for the food producer...
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Modified plants found outside laboratories

Modified plants found outside laboratories | Food issues | Scoop.it
Spot checks conducted in 2011 found “isolated examples” of genetically modified plants near research laboratories and a station in different places in Switzerland.
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Genetically Engineered Safety Act: The New Food Safety Bill?

Genetically Engineered Safety Act: The New Food Safety Bill? | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Genetically Engineered Safety Act is intended to prevent the biological contamination of our food supply.
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Stocking up for Doomsday: As economists predict meltdown, meet the families ready for the worst

Stocking up for Doomsday: As economists predict meltdown, meet the families ready for the worst | Food issues | Scoop.it
Families like George and Karen Shaw (pictured), from East Sussex, have been preparing for the worst should the economic climate bring the country to a standstill.
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Eating healthy in a food desert: Many on government assistance struggle – Cronkite News

Eating healthy in a food desert: Many on government assistance struggle – Cronkite News | Food issues | Scoop.it

Zamora is one of 700,000 Arizonans who live in what the U.S. Department of Agriculture terms a food desert, or a low-income area that lacks immediate access to healthy, affordable food. Of this group, 21 percent are considered both low access, or far from a large grocery store, and low income.

 

Experts and advocates say it’s especially challenging when those receiving SNAP benefits – there are more than 1 million of them in Arizona – live in areas without convenient access to healthy food.

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Vegetarian un-Delight: Soy's Link to Breast Cancer

Vegetarian un-Delight: Soy's Link to Breast Cancer | Food issues | Scoop.it
With greed and hubris, gigantic farming companies produce soy products utilizing pesticides and genetic modification to survive the pesticides.
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Moms Wonder: What's Really in OJ?

Moms Wonder: What's Really in OJ? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Premium orange juices have a flavor packet added in processing vats.
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Scott Hoffman’s Reflection on Lamb Slaughter

Scott Hoffman’s Reflection on Lamb Slaughter | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sheep and Lambs at Dickinson Farm, May 2011
Scott Hoffman and I are both Student Workers at the Dickinson Farm in Carlisle, PA, a 180-acre farm that raises vegetables for our cafeteria, runs a...
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Artichokes grow big in Texas

Artichokes grow big in Texas | Food issues | Scoop.it
Marketable yield, yield components, quality, and phenolic compounds of artichoke heads were investigated in response to three irrigation regimes and four nitrogen rates under subsurface drip irrigation.
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B.C. salmon tested positive for potentially deadly virus, inquiry told

B.C. salmon tested positive for potentially deadly virus, inquiry told | Food issues | Scoop.it
B.C. sockeye salmon have tested positive in a federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans lab for pieces of a virus known to kill Atlantic salmon, the Cohen Commission was told Thursday.
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Dust from GMO crops spurs residents' suit - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Dust from GMO crops spurs residents' suit - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Food issues | Scoop.it
News - Hawaii's news leader for Hawaii news. Honolulu Star-Advertiser provides up to the minute breaking news in Honolulu, Hawaii. With expanded photo coverage of Hawaii sports, entertainment, nightlife and insightful business news coverage.
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Packaged Food Is Mystery Food, Part I: Additives

Packaged Food Is Mystery Food, Part I: Additives | Food issues | Scoop.it
Modern food science has discovered that by using chemical additives we can now make old food appear almost as good. As a result, additives are now used in nearly every packaged food. This trend lies at the heart of our health problems.
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EU food agency slammed over GM crops conflict of interest case - Monsters and Critics

Brussels - The European Union s food safety watchdog was slammed on Wednesday for failing to act on a conflict-of-interest case raised by one of its former employees, who switched sides to work for a genetically-modified (GM) crops company.
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