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AK First Lady visits Keet for local fish lunch | KCAW

AK First Lady visits Keet for local fish lunch | KCAW | Food issues | Scoop.it

Alaska First Lady Sandy Parnell was in Sitka on Wednesday to honor a program that offers local fish lunches to students. The Fish to Schools Program grew out of a health summit in Sitka two years ago when someone suggested serving local fish in school cafeterias.

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One in five chickens contaminated with bacteria, Which? says - Telegraph

One in five chickens contaminated with bacteria, Which? says - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
One in five supermarket chickens are contaminated with bacteria that can cause serious food poisoning, according to research by Which?.
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Why French Parents Are Superior (in One Way)

Why French Parents Are Superior (in One Way) | Food issues | Scoop.it
American children are three times more likely to be overweight than French kids, because we don't teach our children how to eat.
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Pink slime uproar sensationalized, says UBC food safety expert

Pink slime uproar sensationalized, says UBC food safety expert | Food issues | Scoop.it
North American consumers are all worked up about “pink slime” in beef. But the product isn’t used in Canada, and experts say the scare is based on “fabricated sensationalism”.
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Southeast Asia's billion dollar cassava industry at high risk due to climate change

Severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests triggered by rising temperatures could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry, as well as the livelihoods of the hundreds of thousands of small farmers that rely on the crop for...
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U.S. seeks voluntary antibiotic limits in livestock

U.S. seeks voluntary antibiotic limits in livestock | Food issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.regulators on Wednesday urged food producers to voluntarily stop using antibiotics in livestock for non-medical uses as part of a broad effort to prevent the rise of drug-resistant...
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Dispatch from New Mexico: Rethinking School Lunch | Center for Ecoliteracy

The Center for Ecoliteracy inspires a school food reform initiative in New Mexico.
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The truth about raw milk: Harmful bacteria are a real risk

The number of people drinking raw milk is on the rise, as is the related number of human infections from raw milk consumption.
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The down and dirty on salmon (with video)

The down and dirty on salmon (with video) | Food issues | Scoop.it
It started when a friend asked Harriet Sugar Miller what kind of salmon to buy: Wild or farmed? Atlantic or Pacific? Fresh or canned?
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Video: Why French people don't get fat

Video: Why French people don't get fat | Food issues | Scoop.it
In France they eat a rich diet full of bread, cheese and wine - yet obesity rates are low.
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Food manufacturers warned of GMO rice fraud

Food manufacturers warned of GMO rice fraud | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food manufacturers are being warned of a possible food fraud surrounding the production of imported basmati rice which could be intentionally contaminated with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
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Combating Monsanto | Cornucopia Institute

Combating Monsanto | Cornucopia Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it
New Report Details Grassroots Resistance to the Corporate Power of Agribusiness A new report from Friends of the Earth International, Combat Monsanto, and La...
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Dioxin found in eggs from two more German farms

Dioxin found in eggs from two more German farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
HAMBURG (Reuters) - German authorities said on Friday the highly-poisonous chemical dioxin had been found above permitted levels in eggs from two more German farms following its discovery in eggs from three other farms in early April.
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Sustainable food supply chains: what we can learn from Greece and Ethiopia

Sustainable food supply chains: what we can learn from Greece and Ethiopia | Food issues | Scoop.it
Poverty is definitely not some bucolic ideal that we should romanticise. It is ugly, brutal and should be fought against.
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An Apple a Day Melts the Pounds Away!

An Apple a Day Melts the Pounds Away! | Food issues | Scoop.it
When you gradually add in nutrient-dense, fiber-rich foods, you simply stop feeling cravings. You run out of space in your belly for the old junk. Instead of craving, you feel full, fulfilled, and content.
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EPA Paves Pathway for 'Agent Orange' GM Corn

EPA Paves Pathway for 'Agent Orange' GM Corn | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition to ban the sale of the 2,4-D pesticide, a major ingredient in the Vietnam-era defoliant 'Agent Orange'. Despite its current widespread availability, use of 2,4-D could skyrocket soon because its main manufacturer, Dow Chemical, is hoping to receive approval to sell genetically modified corn seeds that are resistant to 2,4-D.

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Fast Food’s Slow Exit From Hospitals

Fast Food’s Slow Exit From Hospitals | Food issues | Scoop.it

On one side of a wall inside the Truman Medical Center cafeteria in Kansas City, Mo., the menu features low-calorie, low-fat and low-sodium meals. On the other side of the wall is a McDonald’s, featuring hamburgers and french fries.

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Groups Respond to FDA Antibiotics Guidance

Groups Respond to FDA Antibiotics Guidance | Food issues | Scoop.it
Final guidance on animal antibiotic use is set to be published Friday, pork and beef groups react to the news.
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Animal Suffering, Filth, and Hen Corpses at Kreider Egg Farms : The Humane Society of the United States

Animal Suffering, Filth, and Hen Corpses at Kreider Egg Farms : The Humane Society of the United States | Food issues | Scoop.it
An undercover investigation The Humane Society of the United States conducted in February and March 2012 reveals filth and animal suffering at Kreider Farms egg factory in Manheim, Penn.
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Are Pesticide Sprayers "Health Experts?" Seriously?

Are Pesticide Sprayers "Health Experts?" Seriously? | Food issues | Scoop.it
New online videos from a chemical agribusiness front group show conventional growers straining to convince consumers that it's just fine to eat bug killers and weed killers.
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FDA lays out steps to reduce overuse of antibiotics in animals grown for food

FDA lays out steps to reduce overuse of antibiotics in animals grown for food | Food issues | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration called on drug companies Wednesday to help limit the use of antibiotics given to farm animals, a decades-old practice that scientists say has contributed to a surge in dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.

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Food Justice from the Ground Up: Stories of Change | IATP Food and Community Fellows

Food Justice from the Ground Up: Stories of Change | IATP Food and Community Fellows | Food issues | Scoop.it

The fourteen IATP Food and Community Fellows are dynamic thinkers and change agents who are part of this movement and have fascinating stories to share. Jenga Mwendo, founder of the Backyard Gardeners Network in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, says that "the moment Hurricane Katrina hit was the moment I became a community organizer. People need to know there's a reason to come home. We're coming together to grow hope, food and power." Don Bustos farms the same arid New Mexico land that his ancestors have farmed for 300 years and describes his work “to train people how to use the water wisely, use the land wisely, so that we protect it for the next seven generations."

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‘Real food’ initiatives stalled by Aramark policy

A student group hopes to prepare data and ideas about on-campus dining facilities and serve it to the Office of the Provost in hopes of making USF’s food supply 20 percent “real” by 2020.
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