Food issues
Follow
Find
26.5K views | +8 today
Food issues
From sustainable agriculture to Big Ag around the globe
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
Judith van Praag's comment, February 25, 2012 4:38 PM
Terrible news
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Scientists Denounce Climate Change Denial, Censorship - IPS ipsnews.net

Scientists Denounce Climate Change Denial, Censorship - IPS ipsnews.net | Food issues | Scoop.it

Amid revelations of a well-funded U.S. organisation's plans to deliberately distort climate science, scientists and journalists at a major scientific conference called on the Canadian government to stop its muzzling of scientists.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Fighting Alzheimer's starts in the kitchen

Fighting Alzheimer's starts in the kitchen | Food issues | Scoop.it
University of B.C. neurology research expert Dr. Pat McGeer eats ginger every day, one of his personal strategies for warding off Alzheimer's disease.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Fructose not the main villain in obesity epidemic, Canadian researchers say

Fructose not the main villain in obesity epidemic, Canadian researchers say | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fructose may not be one of the culprits in the obesity epidemic that it's been made out to be, Canadian researchers are reporting.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

China's farming calendar 'out of step' with global warming - AlertNet

[BEIJING] The traditional Chinese farming calendar, still used by millions of farmers to guide their farming activities, should be adapted to reflect global warming, say scientists.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

‘Everything you know about dieting is wrong’ - IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za

‘Everything you know about dieting is wrong’ - IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za | Food issues | Scoop.it

Current standards in the United States, where two thirds of people are overweight or obese, advise people that cutting calories by a certain amount will result in a slow and steady weight loss over time.

But that advice fails to account for how the body changes as it slims down, burning less energy and acquiring a slower metabolism, researchers told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver.

The result is a plateau effect that ends up discouraging dieters and sending them back into harmful patterns of overeating.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Gardening turns out to be very eco un-friendly

Gardening turns out to be very eco un-friendly | Food issues | Scoop.it
Gardening: surely few things could be more eco-friendly? Not so, it seems. Scientists have produced new research which suggests that, far from doing their bit to save the planet, Britain's green-fingered army may be damaging it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

The demand for heritage grains explodes

The demand for heritage grains explodes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Walking down the bulk-grain aisles in grocery stores can be
intimidating.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

N.S. salmon farm quarantined after suspected virus

N.S. salmon farm quarantined after suspected virus | Food issues | Scoop.it
Federal authorities have quarantined a Nova Scotia salmon farm after a suspected case of a contagious virus was detected a week ago.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Consuming less salt helps prevent strokes, reduces health care costs

Although we need small amounts of sodium in our diets to maintain good health, research shows that we're getting far too much. On average, adult Canadians consume about 3,500 milligrams a day, which is well above the recommended daily intake of 1,200 to 1,500 mg and the upper tolerable limit for health: 2,300 mg.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

HEALTH: Wash your hands of these food safety 'facts'

HEALTH: Wash your hands of these food safety 'facts' | Food issues | Scoop.it
We all know that you have to cook pork until it's gray, that you can't leave anything with mayonnaise out for too long, and that a quick whiff tells you if food's gone bad. Except that each of those 'facts' is wrong.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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,...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Organic farmers take on Monsanto over patent lawsuits

Organic farmers take on Monsanto over patent lawsuits | Food issues | Scoop.it

After years of taking farmers to court to assert their patent rights, agri-giantMonsanto Co.is being sued by farmers. Lots of farmers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Obstetrician puts fresh food on health care table

Obstetrician puts fresh food on health care table | Food issues | Scoop.it
He's been an obstetrician-gynecologist at Kaiser Permanente for 40 years, but Dr. Preston Maring is now on a different mission: persuading Kaiser Permanente and community members to eat fresh and healthful foods.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

First test-tube hamburger ready this fall: researchers

First test-tube hamburger ready this fall: researchers | Food issues | Scoop.it
The world's first "test-tube" meat, a hamburger made from a cow's stem cells, will be produced this fall, Dutch scientist Mark Post told a major science conference on Sunday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Farming helps Tice Elementary students save

Farming helps Tice Elementary students save | Food issues | Scoop.it

Campus garden gives kids life skills, nonprofit and school officials hope.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Climate change could cause drastic drop in fish catches: UBC

Climate change could cause drastic drop in fish catches: UBC | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new UBC study suggests climate change could create a boom in tropical fish species in BC, but overall result in a drop of up to 35 per cent in catches in some places due to ocean acidification.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Ag production does harm to RM National Park

Ag production does harm to RM National Park | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agriculture in Morgan County does have an impact on the delicate ecosystem of the Rocky Mountain National Park -- although just how much is uncertain.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

A Different Kind of Beekeeping Takes Flight

A Different Kind of Beekeeping Takes Flight | Food issues | Scoop.it
More and more people are raising stingless, or meloponine, bees, which produce a broad variety of honey, some of it with medicinal uses.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Market Watch: Some farmers pulling up stakes

Market Watch: Some farmers pulling up stakes | Food issues | Scoop.it
As certified farmers markets have proliferated in recent years, it may appear as if everyone and his uncle is getting into the game.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Whatever happened to…the melting North?

Whatever happened to…the melting North? | Food issues | Scoop.it
When climate change first started showing up in the news, people feared Canada’s North would literally melt away.
more...
No comment yet.