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'Pink slime' food controversy faces health lawsuit

'Pink slime' food controversy faces health lawsuit | Food issues | Scoop.it
Pink slime, a word fit for children’s clay or perhaps a fruity body wash, is the nickname that was given to a type of product that is used in the majority of ground beef products that are sold in the United States, including most school lunch...
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So Much More Than 'Just Food'

So Much More Than 'Just Food' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Being surrounded by hundreds of creative and inquisitive individuals, united in a love for food, sharing and social justice is a unique experience. For 2 days, it felt like with just a little more effort, we could all change the world.
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Farmers Feed Cities and Kids Learn to Cook

Farmers Feed Cities and Kids Learn to Cook | Food issues | Scoop.it
  For Family Day, I took my two youngest daughters to a cooking class held at the terrific Petit Chefs Academy .
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Occupy Our Food Supply | Rainforest Action Network

Occupy Our Food Supply | Rainforest Action Network | Food issues | Scoop.it
Occupy Our Food Supply is bringing together the Occupy, sustainable farming, food justice, buy local, slow food, and environmental movements for a global day of action on February 27, 2012.
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Cuban Experience in Urban Agriculture Applied in Mexico

Cuban Experience in Urban Agriculture Applied in Mexico | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Cuban sustainable agriculture system is now an inspiration in Mexico City, where yards, waste lands and plots have been transformed into urban gardens...
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Peruvian Potato Farmers Reject Genetically Modified Seeds

Peruvian Potato Farmers Reject Genetically Modified Seeds | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cultural geographer T. Garrett Graddy works in the Parque de la Papa with Peruvian farmers  who are leading a small ag revolution.
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Eating citrus fruit may lower women's stroke risk

Eating citrus fruit may lower women's stroke risk | Food issues | Scoop.it
Eating higher amounts of a compound in citrus fruits, especially oranges and grapefruit, may lower ischemic stroke risk.
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Judith van Praag's comment, February 25, 2012 4:38 PM
Good news, but unfortunately I can't eat citrus, a different reason for each fruit.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, February 25, 2012 4:52 PM
I've been lucky so far - no food issues at all.
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Finally, a smoking gun connecting livestock antibiotics and superbugs

Finally, a smoking gun connecting livestock antibiotics and superbugs | Food issues | Scoop.it
How does the livestock industry talk about antibiotics? Well, it depends on who's doing the talking, but they all say some version of the same thing. Take the National Cattlemen's Beef Association;...
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How Pigs on Antibiotics Are Making Superbugs Stronger | Australian Popular Science

How Pigs on Antibiotics Are Making Superbugs Stronger | Australian Popular Science | Food issues | Scoop.it
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, (MRSA) a nasty strain of bacteria that resists most antibiotics, probably developed its defenses while spending time...
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Canadian farmers warn Australian colleagues about #GMO wheat

Canadian farmers warn Australian colleagues about #GMO wheat | Food issues | Scoop.it
VISITING Canadian farmers spoke at a public meeting to share their experiences with genetically modified (GM) crops on the weekend.
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10 reasons why you should avoid genetically engineered foods

10 reasons why you should avoid genetically engineered foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto and Big Agriculture are killing our land and our environment with their practices.
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Warm weather: Maple syrup flows weeks ahead of schedule

Warm weather: Maple syrup flows weeks ahead of schedule | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sap is a-flowin’ in southwestern Ontario, a few weeks ahead of schedule thanks to a mild winter.
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Obesity rates rise, threaten health in OECD nations

Obesity rates rise, threaten health in OECD nations | Food issues | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - More people in developed countries are overweight or obese than ever before, dooming them to years of ill health, pushing up healthcare costs and piling more pressure on health systems,...
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New animal virus found on 74 British farms

New animal virus found on 74 British farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
A disease that causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock is spreading across farms in Britain.
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Guilty Monsanto | Food For Thought | Slow Food International - Good, Clean and Fair food.

Guilty Monsanto | Food For Thought | Slow Food International - Good, Clean and Fair food. | Food issues | Scoop.it
Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people‚ where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food...
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Big Food Must Go: Why We Need to Radically Change the Way We Eat | Food | AlterNet

Big Food Must Go: Why We Need to Radically Change the Way We Eat | Food | AlterNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
This is not a problem we can solve by going vegetarian or vegan, or buying organic and fair trade.
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From the dump to your dinner table

From the dump to your dinner table | Food issues | Scoop.it
A 'silent killer' is how one local public health specialist has described the possible effect of meat obtained from pigs and cattle that are fattened and then sold to butchers in what appears to be a thriving, low-cost livestock operation at the Ri...
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Cereals with that chameleon quality

Cereals with that chameleon quality | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have patented a way to make your breakfast cereal change colour before your eyes...
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Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System

Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System | Food issues | Scoop.it

As Walmart releases its fourth quarter earnings on Feb. 21, Food & Water Watch released a report analyzing the rift between Walmart’s marketing claims and the true impact the company has on the food system. Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System finds that Walmart’s recent high-profile initiatives to bring healthier fare to food deserts, expand healthy food offerings including local and organic food, and be environmentally sustainable are merely window dressing to divert attention away from the company’s business model, which squeezes farmers, workers and processors, and drives food production to become more consolidated and industrialized.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:39 PM

May be "window dressing" now, but as the healthy food trend gathers steam it will become much more than that.

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Texas Drought Eases, But It's Too Late for Some | Climate Central

Texas Drought Eases, But It's Too Late for Some | Climate Central | Food issues | Scoop.it
Recent rains in Texas have helped the drought, but there is still a long way to go before water supplies improve.
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Experts say deep, complex causes of obesity may be beyond reach of weight loss drugs

Experts say deep, complex causes of obesity may be beyond reach of weight loss drugs | Food issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for U.S. drugmakers. But that hasn't stopped them from trying.
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In search of higher-fat butter

In search of higher-fat butter | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canada is a butter backwater, with less variety than nearly any other food-loving nation.
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USDA To Seek More Comments On New Dow Biotech Corn

USDA To Seek More Comments On New Dow Biotech Corn | Food issues | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will extend by two months its public comment period for a new genetically modified corn by Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) that is opposed by environmental groups.
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How Using Antibiotics In Animal Feed Creates Superbugs : NPR

How Using Antibiotics In Animal Feed  Creates Superbugs : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have shown how a bacterium resistant to antibiotic treatment passed from humans to pigs to humans. And now the new resistant human bug appears to be spreading beyond people with direct exposure to livestock.
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Judith van Praag's comment, February 25, 2012 4:38 PM
Terrible news
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Bill would restrict manure use to prevent pollution

Agricultural and environmental advocates weighed in Tuesday on a state bill that would prevent farmers from spreading manure on their fields in winter months, a time when some say it is more likely to wash into waterways.

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