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Fertilisers behind increase in N2O levels › News in Science (ABC Science)

Fertilisers behind increase in N2O levels › News in Science (ABC Science) | Food issues | Scoop.it
The increasing amount of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere over the last 65 years is due to nitrogen-based fertilisers.
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USDA: Schools can decide if 'pink slime' is used in lunches

USDA: Schools can decide if 'pink slime' is used in lunches | Food issues | Scoop.it
"Pink slime" will be off the menu this fall for some schools in the National School Lunch Program.
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Type 2 diabetes linked to white rice

Type 2 diabetes linked to white rice | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a link between higher consumption of rice and Type 2 diabetes, a disease that in some countries is becoming an epidemic.
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Walking Could Lower Effect Of Genetic Predisposition For Obesity, Study Suggests

Walking Could Lower Effect Of Genetic Predisposition For Obesity, Study Suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
Walking briskly for just an hour a day is enough to cut the effect of genetic tendencies toward obesity, according to new research.
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Diseases from imported fish, spices on the rise, CDC finds

Diseases from imported fish, spices on the rise, CDC finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food-borne disease outbreaks caused by imports seemed to rise in 2009 and 2010, with fish and spices the most common sources, the Centers for Disease Control said on Wednesday.
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Increased honey bee diversity means fewer pathogens, more helpful bacteria

Increased honey bee diversity means fewer pathogens, more helpful bacteria | Food issues | Scoop.it
A novel study of honey bee genetic diversity has for the first time found that greater diversity in worker bees leads to colonies with fewer pathogens and more abundant helpful bacteria like probiotic species.
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World Environment News - Clean Your Plate, Save The World? - Planet Ark

World Environment News - Clean Your Plate, Save The World? - Planet Ark | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cleaning your plate may not help feed starving children today, but the time-worn advice of mothers everywhere may help reduce food waste from the farm to the fork, help the environment and make it easier to feed the world's growing population.
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Will Your City Be Underwater? There's a Map for That | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Will Your City Be Underwater? There's a Map for That | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Food issues | Scoop.it

As many as 3.7 million U.S. residents in 2,150 coastal areas could be battered by damaging floods caused by global warming-induced storm surges, according to a new report published Wednesday in the journal Environment Research Letters. Sea levels could rise as much as 19 inches by 2050, according to what the report calls "mid-range projections."

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Palm oil: the hidden ingredient causing an ecological disaster - Green Living - The Ecologist

Palm oil: the hidden ingredient causing an ecological disaster - Green Living - The Ecologist | Food issues | Scoop.it
Palm oil is in our food, cleaning products and fuel. But it's destroying rainforest and contributing to climate change.
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Farming communities facing crisis over nitrate pollution, study says

Farming communities facing crisis over nitrate pollution, study says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Nitrate contamination in groundwater from fertilizer and animal manure is severe and getting worse for hundreds of thousands of residents in California’s Central Valley farming communities, according to a study released Tuesday by researchers at the...
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Is keeping hens in the city a charter right?

Is keeping hens in the city a charter right? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Other cities permit urban coops but Calgary, Toronto and Winnipeg are holding out...
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Death By Bacon? Study Finds Eating Meat Is Risky : NPR

People who consumed about one serving of red meat (beef, pork or lamb) per day had a 13 percent increased risk of death, compared with those who were eating very little meat, a study found.
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Green cuisine: why low carbon eating can help save the planet - Green Living - The Ecologist

Green cuisine: why low carbon eating can help save the planet - Green Living - The Ecologist | Food issues | Scoop.it
Forget low carb; it’s all about low carbon this March.
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Is There More to Obesity Than Too Much Food?

Is There More to Obesity Than Too Much Food? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that chemicals used to protect, process and package food could be helping to create fat cells.
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Collective eating tackles food insecurity

Collective eating tackles food insecurity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Bohra Muslims in Indian state of Gujrat say rest of country may also have a taste for their solution.
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'Potato revolution' aids Greeks

'Potato revolution' aids Greeks | Food issues | Scoop.it
Greeks are struggling to cope with falling wages and rising prices, but Mark Lowen in Athens has found many are turning to the "potato revolution" for help.
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Mums-to-be 'too cautious' on risk foods

Mums-to-be 'too cautious' on risk foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
A researcher says some pregnant women are going overboard when it comes to avoiding foods that could carry listeria.
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Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased risk of heart disease in men, study suggests

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased risk of heart disease in men, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
Men who drank one sugar-sweetened beverage a day had a 20 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to men who did not drink any sugar-sweetened drinks.
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'Pink slime' critics fight ammonia-treated meat

'Pink slime' critics fight ammonia-treated meat | Food issues | Scoop.it
Though the term has been used pejoratively for at least several years, it wasn't until last week that social media suddenly exploded with worry.
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Imported-Food Outbreaks Rise

Imported-Food Outbreaks Rise | Food issues | Scoop.it
Outbreaks of illness linked to imported food have risen since the late 1990s, according to the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented Wednesday, casting a spotlight on federal inspection standards for fish, produce and...
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Survivalist Seeds Discussed in Recent Absolute Rights Article

When the food supplies are depleted, survivalist seeds will give people the power of planting. (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 According to a recent article from Absolute Rights, the current state of the global food supply has...
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Fukushima's Food Fallout: Testing Groceries for Radiation in Japan

Fukushima's Food Fallout: Testing Groceries for Radiation in Japan | Food issues | Scoop.it
Promoting produce from Fukushima, a Tokyo store lists the cesium levels beside the price -- just one way life has changed a year after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident struck Japan.
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Staph In Pigs And Pig Farmers: The Latest Reports (ICEID 1)

Staph In Pigs And Pig Farmers: The Latest Reports (ICEID 1) | Food issues | Scoop.it

MRSA, drug-resistant staph, was first a hospital infection (starting in 1961), then spread into a broad “community MRSA” epidemic in people who have no connection to hospitals or healthcare (since about 1996) — and then sparked a third epidemic of “livestock-associated” MRSA, slightly different from the previous two and first identified (in 2004) in the families of Dutch pig-farmers. LA-MRSA — or more familiarly “pig MRSA,” though swine agriculture understandably dislikes the term — spread through the European Union, crossed to Canada in 2007, and in 2009 was identified in Iowa pigs and pig farmers by the research team led by Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., at the University of Iowa.

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How to establish a Farm to School program

How to establish a Farm to School program | Food issues | Scoop.it
A three-step approach offers a way to implement a locally sourced, healthy eating plan in any community.
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How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change

How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change | Food issues | Scoop.it
From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change.
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