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After salmonella outbreak, egg mogul will quit his farms

After salmonella outbreak, egg mogul will quit his farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
Egg farms in Iowa, Ohio and Maine racked up environmental and labor violations over decades; recent salmonella outbreak was last straw.
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Do not harm invasive species that pollinate, study warns

Do not harm invasive species that pollinate, study warns | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers found that invasive species can become essential to the very ecosystems threatened by their presence, taking on important biological roles -- such as flower pollination -- once held by the species the interlopers helped eliminate.
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What the Food Movement Can Learn From OWS This Thanksgiving

What the Food Movement Can Learn From OWS This Thanksgiving | Food issues | Scoop.it
While OWS protesters may focus on Bank of America and Chase, it is the corporate giants of food and agriculture, such as Monsanto, Nestle and ADM that are the 1% in the food world.
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Irrigation helps Mozambican farmers survive unreliable rains - AlertNet

Irrigation helps Mozambican farmers survive unreliable rains - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
National park scheme delivers water to dry fields, while early warning system protects communities from floods...
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» More MRSA Found In U.S. Retail Meat (Turkey, Too)

» More MRSA Found In U.S. Retail Meat (Turkey, Too) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Two new studies confirm, once again, that drug-resistant staph or MRSA -- normally thought of as a problem in hospitals -- is showing up in animals and in the meat those animals become. Superbug blogger Maryn McKenna weighs in.
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Wildlife access critical to children's health

Wildlife access critical to children's health | Food issues | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers have uncovered a powerful connection between loss of access to wildlife and micronutrient deficiencies in children, according to a recently published study by the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard Center for...
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Linking Local and Global Food Security

Linking Local and Global Food Security | Food issues | Scoop.it
As a cherished American holiday and anchor to the harvest season, Thanksgiving reminds us all that food not only nourishes our bodies, but it also brings people and communities together in the spirit of sharing and helping those less fortunate.
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Does Tomato Paste Count as a Vegetable Serving? | Rodale.com Voices

Does Tomato Paste Count as a Vegetable Serving? | Rodale.com Voices | Food issues | Scoop.it

few days ago, the U.S. Congress proposed pizza and French fries remain school lunch staples, despite standards proposed by the Agriculture Department earlier this year that would have limited the use of potatoes, put restrictions on sodium and boosted whole grains.

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Monsanto Partners With USAID to Push GM Corn in Nepal

Monsanto Partners With USAID to Push GM Corn in Nepal | Food issues | Scoop.it
The southeast Asian country of Nepal is once again having to fight against foreign interests that are trying to take over its agricultural system.
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Eating right keeps farming sector healthy

Eating right keeps farming sector healthy | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canadians’ expanding appetite for healthy, environmentally friendly food is giving agriculture a boost...
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Organic Pastures raw milk sickens 5, prompts recall

Organic Pastures raw milk sickens 5, prompts recall | Food issues | Scoop.it
Christine Chessen cooks with vegetables from her own San Francisco garden, she buys organic meat and unpasteurized eggs, and she makes her own kefir for smoothies. She and her kids also drink raw milk - against the...
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Condensed Cattle Herding Actually Improves Arid Land

Condensed Cattle Herding Actually Improves Arid Land | Food issues | Scoop.it
How intensive cattle farming might be the answer to our climate crisis.
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Traditional cooking in Egypt’s rural areas | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt

Traditional cooking in Egypt’s rural areas | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt | Food issues | Scoop.it
  Last September, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alarming report naming Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) as the leading cause of death worldwide.
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Animal, vegetable or chemical?

Animal, vegetable or chemical? | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Thanksgiving Foods Battle Extreme Weather In 2011 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Thanksgiving Foods Battle Extreme Weather In 2011 (INFOGRAPHIC) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Extreme weather has caused much suffering for people around the globe this year, but what about the food on your Thanksgiving plate? Unfortunately, even this holiday's food didn't escape the storms.
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Lifestyle could change jaw shape - Health - CBC News

Lifestyle could change jaw shape - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Lifestyle is known to affect many aspects of health but now a UK anthropologist says it could even change the shape of our jaws.
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Quiet Push for Agroforestry in U.S.

Quiet Push for Agroforestry in U.S. | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Department of Agriculture has begun encouraging greater use of trees in agriculture.
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Food banks seek low-sugar, low-salt and other healthy donations for holidays | CanadianBusiness.com

Food banks seek low-sugar, low-salt and other healthy donations for holidays | CanadianBusiness.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
MILWAUKEE - The season of giving has started, with schools, churches and businesses kicking off food drives that have become annual holiday traditions...
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More Butter for Your Bread?

More Butter for Your Bread? | Food issues | Scoop.it
A fresh debate on nutritional guidelines leads to the discovery of an old food wheel that listed butter as a recommended food group when the country was in need of bigger soldiers for war...
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InsideToronto Article: Birch syrup is the new taste foodies were waiting for

InsideToronto Article: Birch syrup is the new taste foodies were waiting for | Food issues | Scoop.it
SLICE OF LIFE - Move over maple syrup, there is a new flavour in town.
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Global milk war ramps up as citizens face off with regulators

Global milk war ramps up as citizens face off with regulators | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Rady Ananda

The battle for food freedom intensifies across the planet as citizens assert their right to raw dairy products unadulterated by drugs and genetically modified ingredients – in t...
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Polar Bears Invade Canadian Town As The Result Of Climate Change (VIDEO)

Polar Bears Invade Canadian Town As The Result Of Climate Change (VIDEO) | Food issues | Scoop.it
The potential effect of climate change on polar bears has long been documented, but now it's starting to be seen. The town of Churchill, Manitoba in Canada has recently found itself overrun with the bears, according to Good Morning America.
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Shelters go organic for holiday - USATODAY.com

Shelters go organic for holiday - USATODAY.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving meals served at some homeless shelters this Thanksgiving will have organic and locally grown foods.
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How to keep a gluten-intolerant guest safe this Thanksgiving

How to keep a gluten-intolerant guest safe this Thanksgiving | Food issues | Scoop.it
Will you have a gluten-free guest this Thanksgiving? Allergy expert Mireille Schwartz explains how to keep them safe.
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A consuming passion

A consuming passion | Food issues | Scoop.it

We are facing disaster unless we rethink everything about the way we produce, distribute and consume food, says food policy professor Tim Lang. Think of a global issue, from peak oil to biodiversity and climate change to obesity, and it can be tracked back to food.

 

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