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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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Heirloom Vegetable Gardening & Tips at Epicurious.com

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening & Tips at Epicurious.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Read Starting an Heirloom Vegetable Garden - Tips for growing heirloom vegetables and other Seasonal Cooking articles about From Farm to Table at Epicurious.com...
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Antioxidant may disrupt Alzheimer's disease process

Antioxidant may disrupt Alzheimer's disease process | Food issues | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is now the sixth leading cause of death among Americans, affecting nearly 1 in 8 people over the age of 65. There is currently no treatment that alters the course of this disease.
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How to Limit Exposure to BPA | My Advocates

Ways to protect you and your children from BPA exposure Description: The key to limiting exposure to bisphenol-A, or BPA, lies in avoiding two types of food containers: hard plastics and metal cans.
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The Folly of Big Agriculture: Why Nature Always Wins | The Indypendent

The Folly of Big Agriculture: Why Nature Always Wins | The Indypendent | Food issues | Scoop.it

In its short, shameless history, big agriculture has had only one big idea: uniformity. The obvious example is corn. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that American farmers — big farmers — will plant 94 million acres of corn this year.

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Farm owner’s chicken renting business is helping Northamptonshire schools learn about agriculture - Local - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Farm owner’s chicken renting business is helping Northamptonshire schools learn about agriculture - Local - Northampton Chronicle and Echo | Food issues | Scoop.it
A FORMER sales and marketing assistant gave up his office job to launch his own farm where he now rents out hens to schools across the county.
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U of Guelph Researchers Continue Field Surveys to Track Spread of Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds

U of Guelph Researchers Continue Field Surveys to Track Spread of Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds | Food issues | Scoop.it
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - April 9, 2012) - Weed scientists at the University of Guelph, working in conjunction with Monsanto Canada, continue to monitor the spread of two glyphosate-resistant weed species in Ontario and offer...
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Deadly bat fungus traced to Europe, report

Deadly bat fungus traced to Europe, report | Food issues | Scoop.it
The death of millions of bats in Canada and the United States has been traced to an "invasive" pathogen from Europe, which may have been carried into North America on someone's shoes.
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Costa Rican Famers Beat Climate Change by Protecting Soil

Farmers toiling the slopes of Costa Rica’s Irazú volcano are using electric fences, improved pastures and practising ‘contour farming’ — planting crops across the slope — in their efforts to fight soil erosion and conserve water in a region that experts have declared is “highly vulnerable” to climate change.

 

“Soil erosion limits [farmers’] ability to reduce soil loss and, at the same time, can increase their demand on fertilizers and pesticides to compensate for degraded fertility,” warned Raffaele Vignola of Costa Rica’s Climate Change and Watershed Program (CATIE) and co-author of a study by the Center for International Forestry Research.

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Corporate Bully: Vermont Caves To Monsanto's Threats

Corporate Bully: Vermont Caves To Monsanto's Threats | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agricultural giant Monsanto has another bug up its ass, and this time it's picking on a whole state.
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Field to families: Tehama County neighbors worry about chemical drift - Red Bluff Daily News Online

Field to families: Tehama County neighbors worry about chemical drift - Red Bluff Daily News Online | Food issues | Scoop.it

Pesticide drift from a commercial strawberry field in the Bend area has a group of residents actively concerned about how the chemicals used will
affect their health.

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Growing Food Demand Strains Energy, Water Supplies

Growing Food Demand Strains Energy, Water Supplies | Food issues | Scoop.it
In western India and around the world, agricultural growth is being stoked by unsustainable irrigation practices that sap aquifers and require huge amounts of energy.
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The Plastic Bag War Is Moving Toward the Produce Aisle - Environment - GOOD

The Plastic Bag War Is Moving Toward the Produce Aisle - Environment - GOOD | Food issues | Scoop.it
You don't use plastic bags at the grocery checkout. So why do you still use them in the produce department?
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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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In Pre-1492 Amazon, Farmers Managed Without Fires : Discovery News

In Pre-1492 Amazon, Farmers Managed Without Fires : Discovery News | Food issues | Scoop.it
The secret to sustainable agriculture may be to return to the way farmers did things before Columbus arrived.
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More consumers asking for details about their food

The conversation has changed. At the meat counter, in the produce aisle and in the restaurant, consumers are asking more questions about their food.
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Farmers of 800-years-ago could teach us how to protect the Amazon -- with raised farming beds

Farmers of 800-years-ago could teach us how to protect the Amazon -- with raised farming beds | Food issues | Scoop.it
In the face of mass deforestation of the Amazon, recent findings indicate that we could learn from its earliest inhabitants who managed their farmland sustainably.
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Who Sways the USDA on GMO Approvals? — HBS Working Knowledge

Who Sways the USDA on GMO Approvals? — HBS Working Knowledge | Food issues | Scoop.it
Government agencies can be captured by the very companies or industries they regulate. Looking at how genetically altered food products are approved, Assistant Professor Shon R.
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90 Hunger and Nutrition Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Nutrition Programs in the Upcoming Farm Bill

Over 90 national and regional hunger relief, public health, faith-based and other advocacy organizations sent a letter to Congress today urging the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to strengthen and protect nutrition programs in the 2012 Farm Bill. The letter is being sent as the Senate Agriculture Committee is expected to begin marking up a Farm Bill after the congressional Easter recess.

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Nation’s farmers, ranchers aging, USDA fears

Nation’s farmers, ranchers aging, USDA fears | Food issues | Scoop.it
The nation’s farmers are aging and there are few younger ones to take their place, the U.S. Department of Agricutlure says.
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The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger

The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger | Food issues | Scoop.it
The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger – Thiamine mononitrate, disodium inosinate, and pyridoxine hydrochloride, our mouths are watering just thinking about those tasty ingredients. Tiny Desk Kitchen...
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Consumer beefs with red meat put producers on defensive

Consumer beefs with red meat put producers on defensive | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cattle producers feel they're on the defensive in a public relations struggle, especially in the wake of the recent 'pink slime' controversy.
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Early tree flowering puts Midwest fruit harvest in jeopardy

Early tree flowering puts Midwest fruit harvest in jeopardy | Food issues | Scoop.it
To the delight of flower lovers, fruit trees have exploded with early vibrant blossoms across the Midwest.
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Study: Red Wine, Blueberries, Passion Fruit Aid In Weight Loss - International Business Times

Study: Red Wine, Blueberries, Passion Fruit Aid In Weight Loss - International Business Times | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new study from Purdue University has discovered the presence of piceatannoI in red wine that has the potential to interfere with fat cell development in the human body.
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