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Should We Applaud Fast Food Behemoth Yum! Brands for its Efforts to Fight Global Hunger?

Should We Applaud Fast Food Behemoth Yum! Brands for its Efforts to Fight Global Hunger? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Yum! Brands is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of units, with approximately 38,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries and territories.
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Does Capitalism Have to Promote Child Abuse?

Does Capitalism Have to Promote Child Abuse? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Republicans have torpedoed the USDA's attempts to reduce the amount of pizza, french fries and salt that our kids consume at school. Why? Because the frozen pizza companies, the salt industry and potato growers asked them to.
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Family finds black widow spider in bag of grapes - Thunder Bay - CBC News

Family finds black widow spider in bag of grapes - Thunder Bay - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Kenora family got more than it bargained for in a bag of grapes bought at a local grocery store. The fruit came with a black widow spider.
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Spiced Pumpkin Coconut Risotto | Kitchen Confidante

Spiced Pumpkin Coconut Risotto | Kitchen Confidante | Food issues | Scoop.it

This sounds incredibly delicious!

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Tomato sauce on pizza is a vegetable, says Congress;  GOP says healthier school lunches are too expensive 

Tomato sauce on pizza is a vegetable, says Congress;  GOP says healthier school lunches are too expensive  | Food issues | Scoop.it
Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier.
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Jenny Sloane's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:44 PM

I try to eat as healthy as possible and find it completely disgusting that a bill would count tomato paste of pizza to be considered a vegetable. Not only is that still incredibly unhealthy, but it is sending an awful message to all the students. If we recognize that obesity is a serious epidemic, this is only going to make matters worse if kids think that tomato sauce of pizza is healthy. If pizza and french fries are a couple of the most problematic and unhealthy options, why wouldn't schools find other healthy foods to substitue those, rather than spend money in an attempt to make these foods healthier. 

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Book Smart: 7-year-old Publishes Book About Obesity

Book Smart: 7-year-old Publishes Book About Obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Yesterday we told you about 8-year-old tiny tycoon Harli Jordean, and today we're shouting out another little one that's doing her thing.
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Australia to share farming lessons with Africa - SciDev.Net

Australia to share farming lessons with Africa - SciDev.Net | Food issues | Scoop.it
Australia is establishing a centre to share its knowledge of farming in extreme climates with African agricultural researchers.
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Can Red Wine Help With Weight Loss?

Can Red Wine Help With Weight Loss? | Food issues | Scoop.it
We know red wine can help with cardiovascular health, but we also how more than three glasses per week can put women at higher risk for breast cancer. So, what are we supposed to really feel about alcohol and wine?
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‘Secret farm bill’ primed for passage in debt deal - TheHill.com

‘Secret farm bill’ primed for passage in debt deal - TheHill.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Legislators are using the supercommittee to avoid what would be a more public, election-year debate in 2012. Lawmakers on the House and Senate Agriculture committees are trying to write a new five-year farm bill through the supercommittee process.
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BPA found in canned Thanksgiving foods, Breast Cancer Fund reports

BPA found in canned Thanksgiving foods, Breast Cancer Fund reports | Food issues | Scoop.it
New product tests by researchers with the Breast Cancer Fund suggest the presence of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in several canned foods that you may rely on to prepare a typical Thanksgiving dinner.
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Martok's Blog - Talking Turkey - Hobby Farms

Martok's Blog - Talking Turkey - Hobby Farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
Next week will be Thanksgiving, and we can hardly wait! Mom makes treats for all of us animals and adds raisins and chopped apples to our food. Yum!
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More power to the cranberry: Study shows juice better than extracts at fighting infections

More power to the cranberry: Study shows juice better than extracts at fighting infections | Food issues | Scoop.it
With scientific evidence now supporting the age-old wisdom that cranberries prevent urinary tract infections, people have wondered if proanthocyanidins or PACs, a group of flavonoids found in cranberries, if extracted and condensed, perhaps in pill...
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Farm-to-table event turns sour when health inspector crashes party

Farm-to-table event turns sour when health inspector crashes party | Food issues | Scoop.it
They don’t make it easy for those of us who believe in vigorous government. By “they” I mean our public employees, who sometimes leave us shaking our heads.
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Sea salt health claims 'flawed'

Sea salt health claims 'flawed' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Rock and sea salt is no different to ordinary table salt, despite claims it is natural and more healthy, say consumer groups.
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Less food, more time: secrets to eating well

Each year between fall and the holiday season, Melanie seemed to pack on a few extra pounds. The shorter amount of daylight was partly to blame for her lower motivation to keep up her walking program.
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Future of Organic Food and Agriculture at Risk | Cornucopia Institute

Future of Organic Food and Agriculture at Risk | Cornucopia Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it
Use of Synthetic Preservatives, Genetically Mutated Ingredients and Weak Animal Welfare Standards Headed for Vote by USDA Panel Cornucopia, WI—The...
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For cereal, natural may not be as natural as you think

For cereal, natural may not be as natural as you think | Food issues | Scoop.it
Features news from the Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram. Serves southern Maine from Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Gorham, Falmouth to Lewiston-Auburn.
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Agriculture needs massive investment to avoid hunger, scientists warn

Agriculture needs massive investment to avoid hunger, scientists warn | Food issues | Scoop.it
Group of leading scientists urge investment in sustainable agriculture to solve hunger crisis and reduce global warming...
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Return to roots: Heritage varieties of carrot - Telegraph

Return to roots: Heritage varieties of carrot - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
Our forebears enjoyed carrots that were full of sweetness and flavour – and not
always orange in colour. Carolyn Hart meets a grower who is bringing
heritage varieties back to supermarket shelves.
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#187 A devoted couple | This gives me hope

#187 A devoted couple | This gives me hope | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Devotion Project has posted only one film so far, but they never have to post another one to be worth checking out. More Than Ever won the Audience Awa...
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Japan's Radioactive Farmland Mapped : Discovery News

Japan's Radioactive Farmland Mapped : Discovery News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cesium-137 measurements across Japan coupled with meteorological data reveals that the areas of highest concern are northern and eastern Japan.
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Christians Argue Buying Factory-Farm Turkeys Goes Against God's Will

Christians Argue Buying Factory-Farm Turkeys Goes Against God's Will | Food issues | Scoop.it
This Thanksgiving, millions of Christian families will thank the Lord for their friends, family and food before enjoying a home-cooked turkey.
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Underestimated eats that don’t always get the respect they deserve | Appetizer | National Post

Underestimated eats that don’t always get the respect they deserve | Appetizer | National Post | Food issues | Scoop.it
We know that certain foods are near-indisputable nutritional winners. Green, leafy vegetables, berries, almonds, yogourt, salmon: you’ll find these foods in almost every diet book available today.
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Natural questions about meat labels | Harvest Public Media

Natural questions about meat labels | Harvest Public Media | Food issues | Scoop.it

At a grocery store in Ames, Iowa, Lavern Ackerman peered at a package of ground beef. He was mostly interested in the percent leanness, but he took a stab at deciphering what the big "Natural" sticker on the package meant.

 

"I thought it was that they just grass-raised them," Ackerman said.

 

He was wrong.

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Video: Michael Pollan, “The Farm Bill”

Every five years, we have the chance to influence the way our food is produced, our land is conserved, and our health is protected. The legislation that addresses these issues is known as the Farm Bill, and in 2012, it’s up for renewal. “It isn’t really a bill just for farmers,” says food journalist Michael Pollan, in this video from Nourish Short Films. “It really should be called the food bill because it is the rules for the food system we all eat by.”

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