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The World Today - 25,000 ducks killed in avian flu campaign 31/01/2012

The World Today - 25,000 ducks killed in avian flu campaign 31/01/2012 | Food issues | Scoop.it
Authorities in Victoria say the site of an avian influenza outbreak at a farm north of Melbourne will stay in lock down for several weeks as they try to eradicate the virus Up to 25 000 ducks have a...
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7Live: Chiles, fiery food to benefit health

7Live: Chiles, fiery food to benefit health | Food issues | Scoop.it
Did you know cooking and eating chile peppers can improve your health? Executive Chef John Ledbetter of Bocanova restaurant in Oakland shares tips on how to shop for and handle them, and what healthy dishes you can make.
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Organic farmers take on Monsanto in Manhattan courtroom

Organic farmers take on Monsanto in Manhattan courtroom | Food issues | Scoop.it

On January 31, 2012 organic farmers will speak out against Monsanto in a New York City federal courtroom. The plaintiffs, which now number 300,000 from across the nation, intend to challenge both Monsanto's patents on genetically modified seed and their bully-like behavior with threaten organic farms.

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Beef prices set to soar in 2012

Beef prices set to soar in 2012 | Food issues | Scoop.it
The price you pay for meat at the grocery store is likely to rise again in 2012. Soaring feed prices across North America and drought conditions in the United States are pushing the cost of meat — beef in particular — through the roof.
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Drought and Cold Snap Cause Food Crisis in Northern Mexico

Drought and Cold Snap Cause Food Crisis in Northern Mexico | Food issues | Scoop.it
Government officials said the drought is the worst since record-keeping began and has left two million people without access to water and devastated cropland in nearly half of the country.
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Waste Farmers: A Company Aims to Put Nutrients From Food Waste Back Into the Soil | Dowser

Waste Farmers: A Company Aims to Put Nutrients From Food Waste Back Into the Soil | Dowser | Food issues | Scoop.it

The United States has a topsoil problem. About 75 percent of it is gone, primarily because the large, single-crop farms that dominate American agriculture rely on chemicals and synthetic fertilizers to produce their harvests, depleting natural soil systems in the process.

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Organic Meat Not Free of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Organic Meat Not Free of Drug-Resistant Bacteria | Food issues | Scoop.it

If you're paying premium prices for pesticide- and antibiotic-free meat, you might expect that it's also free of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Not so, according to a new study. The prevalence ofone of the world's most dangerous drug-resistant microbe strains is similar in retail pork products labeled "raised without antibiotics" and in meat from conventionally raised pigs, researchers have found.

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Expert says sick Gladstone fish unsafe to eat

Expert says sick Gladstone fish unsafe to eat | Food issues | Scoop.it
An aquatic medical expert says it is unsafe for people to eat barramundi from Gladstone in central Queensland, because of a disease outbreak in the fish in the local harbour.
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New Agtivist: Growing food sovereignty in the desert

New Agtivist: Growing food sovereignty in the desert | Food issues | Scoop.it
Those who live in the desert borderlands of southern New Mexico face plenty of serious struggles. Water is limited, living wages are scarce, and many live in unincorporated communities called colon...
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Monsanto’s new seeds could be a tech dead end

Monsanto’s new seeds could be a tech dead end | Food issues | Scoop.it
When I wrote recently about the next generation of genetically engineered seeds, I was in truth referring to the next next generation. The fact is that the next actual generation of seeds is alread...
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Genetically Engineered Crops Will Not Feed The World

Genetically Engineered Crops Will Not Feed The World | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Center for Food Safety Pushes Back Against Gates Foundation “Feed the World” Propaganda by Center for Food Safety TrueFoodNow.org The Center for...
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Sharp rise in sustainable seafood products on sale in UK

Sharp rise in sustainable seafood products on sale in UK | Food issues | Scoop.it
The number of fish and seafood products on offer certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council up 41% to 988...
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Smallest U.S. cattle herd in 60 years may raise beef prices

Smallest U.S. cattle herd in 60 years may raise beef prices | Food issues | Scoop.it
Severe drought forced cattle ranches to shrink their herds last year, and consumers are likely pay the price in 2012...
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The Great Northern Migration -- Of U.S. Cattle

The Great Northern Migration -- Of U.S. Cattle | Food issues | Scoop.it
For more than a century, through a dozen dry spells when lakes disappeared and the land died, thousands of cows from the Swenson Land & Cattle Co have roamed the fields of Texas.
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Frito-Lay chips not all natural: lawsuit

Frito-Lay chips not all natural: lawsuit | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man sued Frito-Lay on Monday, claiming the company misleads consumers with the claim its popular Tostitos and SunChips products are made with all-natural ingredients.In...
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Super Weeds and Wonder Worms: GMO Corn’s Legion of Doom

Super Weeds and Wonder Worms: GMO Corn’s Legion of Doom | Food issues | Scoop.it

For now, 2,4-D still works on weeds, but scientists speculate that -- just as they did with Roundup -- weeds will inevitably become resistant to 2, 4-D, creating an increasingly vicious cycle as bioengineers come up with crops that can survive applications of ever more toxic herbicides. It’s a neat trick. The companies will profit from problems that their products create.

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The War Against Peasant Farmers Heats Up in Honduras

The War Against Peasant Farmers Heats Up in Honduras | Food issues | Scoop.it

"There is a war here in the Aguán,” says Juan, surveying the distant fields of African palm from the vantage point of his recently planted field of beans and corn. A young Honduran farmer, wearing a beaten cowboy hat and a bandana bearing the name “National Front for Popular Resistance,” Juan lives in an encampment of 60 families, dedicated to growing basic grains and reclaiming their food sovereignty. “But the war is not against the drug traffickers, other countries or even organized crime,” he says. “It is a war against the campesinos.”

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Food zones for farmers in danger of coming a cropper

Food zones for farmers in danger of coming a cropper | Food issues | Scoop.it

election pledge by the state government to fence prime farmland off from mining interests is in danger of collapse, with the minerals and gas industries refusing to concede that any part of the state is off limits.

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A Fresh Take on the World Food Problem

A Fresh Take on the World Food Problem | Food issues | Scoop.it

Genuine reforms are under way, the authors of a new report write, but they have been slow and halting.

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Consumer Reports tests fish oil supplements

Consumer Reports tests fish oil supplements | Food issues | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports recently tested 15 top-selling brands to find out if they are contaminant-free and actually do what they claim to – improve overall health.
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Flooding, drought, extreme heat could share blame for a bad shrimp crop

Flooding, drought, extreme heat could share blame for a bad shrimp crop | Food issues | Scoop.it
Salinity levels can wreak havoc on a harvest...
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Exposing seafood industry's junk science

Exposing seafood industry's junk science | Food issues | Scoop.it

It seems the seafood industry’s front groups are more concerned about attacking environmental groups, public health groups, scientists and government agencies than actually doing something to make its products safer and healthier.

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New Study: GMO’s Bt protein toxic to human cells

New Study: GMO’s Bt protein toxic to human cells | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Frédérique Baudouin
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Insecticidal Bt toxins such as those produced in genetically engineered plants can be detrimental to human cells. This is a result of recent research led by res...
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Local Food Project Targets Food Marketing for Rural Farmers

Local Food Project Targets Food Marketing for Rural Farmers | Food issues | Scoop.it
Local Food Isn't Just a Thing for Those Who Live Near a Large City, and University of Missouri Extension Is Trying to Figure Out How to Make Local Foods Work in Rural Areas.
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Wheat will age prematurely in a warmer world

Wheat will age prematurely in a warmer world | Food issues | Scoop.it
Global warming will have a bad effect on heat-sensitive wheat, slashing yields even more than was originally feared...
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