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What we eat is bumming us out, new book says

What we eat is bumming us out, new book says | Food issues | Scoop.it
We know that the typical American diet — filled with processed food and added sugar – is making us fat. But it’s also making us depressed, according “The Happiness Diet,” a new book that links food to feelings.
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Junk food may be returning to school vending machines in Seattle

Junk food may be returning to school vending machines in Seattle | Food issues | Scoop.it

Years after a ban on unhealthful food in Seattle high schools, students are now ignoring campus vending machines — crippling student governments that once depended on profits from the sales. The Seattle School Board is likely to relax its policy next year.

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Brominated battle: Soda chemical has cloudy health history — Environmental Health News

Brominated battle: Soda chemical has cloudy health history — Environmental Health News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Patented as a flame retardant for plastics, and banned in food throughout Europe and Japan, a brominated chemical called BVO has been added to sodas for decades in North America.
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M&M or GMO? Mars Aims to Genetically Modified 70 Percent of World’s Cocoa

M&M or GMO? Mars Aims to Genetically Modified 70 Percent of World’s Cocoa | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Mars chocolate company has funded research aiming to genetically modify as much as 70 percent of the global cocoa supply, according to the Cacao Genome Database website.
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‘Don’t eat raw cookie dough, period’

‘Don’t eat raw cookie dough, period’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
“It’s particularly important during the holidays,” says a CDC investigator after a 2009 E. coli outbreak was tied to the flour in packaged raw cookie dough.
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Exxon Mobil Involved with Urban Food Gardens - Salem-News.Com

Exxon Mobil Involved with Urban Food Gardens - Salem-News.Com | Food issues | Scoop.it
A group in San Antonio called the Dinner Garden gets some of its funding from Exxon Mobil. Is this generosity?If Exxon Mobil is doing this to support urban gardens in San Antonio (and elsewhere) for the sake of people's health, I'll eat my somb.....
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Study warns of worsening pesticide pollution | EurActiv

Study warns of worsening pesticide pollution | EurActiv | Food issues | Scoop.it
Independent specialised European Union affairs portal for EU policy professionals. Expert EU policy journalists follow a wide range of European legislation and topics. Stories, interviews and articles are available in English, French and German.
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Put the Fat Cats on a Diet: Stop Buying Tainted Food From Billion Dollar Corporations

Put the Fat Cats on a Diet: Stop Buying Tainted Food From Billion Dollar Corporations | Food issues | Scoop.it
Put the Fat Cats on a Diet: Stop Buying Tainted Food From Billion Dollar Corporations...
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The Tyee – Federal Govt Plays Deadly Politics of Salt

The Tyee – Federal Govt Plays Deadly Politics of Salt | Food issues | Scoop.it

Health panel wants life saving, sodium lowering policies. Tories say no.

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Agroforestry offers Africa an 'evergreen' future - AlertNet

Agroforestry offers Africa an 'evergreen' future - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
The most promising results are coming from the integration of fertiliser trees into cropping systems...
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Virtuous Circles: Values, Systems and Sustainability - IIED Publications Database

Virtuous Circles: Values, Systems and Sustainability - IIED Publications Database | Food issues | Scoop.it

This book shows how "virtuous circle" principles can be used to create systems and settlements that provide food, energy and water without consuming large quantities of fossil fuels and other finite resources. In the process, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution are minimised whilst human well being, food and livelihood security, and democratic control are enhanced.

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Global food demand served with increased U.S. farm productivity - Latest News - Current Stories, Commentary, Markets

Global food demand served with increased U.S. farm productivity - Latest News - Current Stories, Commentary, Markets | Food issues | Scoop.it
Latest news is the place to find the most current and breaking news and markets for the dairy industry.
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Farmers slow to adopt new pesticide | HealthyCal

A year after environmentalists lost a regulatory battle to keep the controversial pesticide methyl iodide off the California market, they appear to be winning the ground war against the chemical.
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What to know when buying extra virgin olive oil

What to know when buying extra virgin olive oil | Food issues | Scoop.it
Grabbing the cheapest extra virgin olive oil at the store isn't the best idea because you might not be getting the real deal.
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Urban farming an emerging trend as Kenya lives on edge of climate change | PRI.ORG

Urban farming an emerging trend as Kenya lives on edge of climate change | PRI.ORG | Food issues | Scoop.it

In Kenya, vertical farming and small, urban plots are becoming an important part of keeping poor Kenyans from starving as they move out of the countryside and into the cities, because of climate change.

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Hungary Destroys 1,000 Acres of Genetically Modified Corn Crops

Hungary Destroys 1,000 Acres of Genetically Modified Corn Crops | Food issues | Scoop.it
Hungary has shown genetically modified food companies who’s boss by destroying 1,000 acres of genetically modified corn.
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Rare sheep on death row

Rare sheep on death row | Food issues | Scoop.it
Montana Jones is fighting an order to euthanize half her flock of rare sheep who have tested negative for a deadly disease.
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Meat producers blast plan to ban more E.coli strains

Meat producers blast plan to ban more E.coli strains | Food issues | Scoop.it
Big meat producers in the U.S. and Canada are blasting a newly-proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rule that will expand the ban on selling of tainted ground beef to include six new E.coli strains.
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Pesticides found in Canadian organic produce - Manitoba - CBC News

Pesticides found in Canadian organic produce - Manitoba - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some organic produce in Canada contains pesticides, according to government inspection documents obtained by CBC News — including nearly 24 per cent of organic apples.
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The New Agtivist: Edith Floyd is making a Detroit urban farm, empty lot by empty lot

The New Agtivist: Edith Floyd is making a Detroit urban farm, empty lot by empty lot | Food issues | Scoop.it
When most of the residents abandoned her northeast Detroit neighborhood, Edith tore out the remains of the houses and started planting food. Today she's "blotting" on 28 lots.
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Inspiring Story Shows Shortcut to End GMOs Permaculture Research Institute

Inspiring Story Shows Shortcut to End GMOs Permaculture Research Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it

No verified cases of a potentially deadly virus have been found in B.C. salmon tested by federal and provincial scientists.

"The government of Canada, in collaboration with the province of British Columbia, has completed testing all samples related to the suspected infectious salmon anemia investigation in B.C," said Con Kiley, Canadian Food Inspection Agency national aquatic animal health program director, at a news conference. "Based on the final results, there are no confirmed cases of the disease in wild or farmed salmon in B.C."

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Obesity and Diabetes: Research Points to a Better Path

Obesity and Diabetes: Research Points to a Better Path | Food issues | Scoop.it
If losing weight and getting more exercise were easy, then chronic diseases, like diabetes, wouldn't be as much of a problem. Those lifestyle changes are notoriously difficult. But there's a glimmer of hope.
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New border deal will change how Canada and U.S. trade goods

New border deal will change how Canada and U.S. trade goods | Food issues | Scoop.it
Stepped-up measures to improve North American security, as well as the harmonizing of safety regulations for food and transportation are included in the package...
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N.H. farmers eye Vermont's farm-to-school project as model - Brattleboro Reformer

N.H. farmers eye Vermont's farm-to-school project as model - Brattleboro Reformer | Food issues | Scoop.it
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 KEENE, N.H. - The ongoing success of Windham Countys farm to school initiatives has led to farmers across the Connecticut River asking how they can better connect within New Hampshire.
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This is not your father’s farm bill

This is not your father’s farm bill | Food issues | Scoop.it
Purdue's Otto Doering: We have a tendency in the U.S. to socialize losses and privatize gains. Don't expect to see much of that in the next farm bill.
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