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Death By Bacon? Study Finds Eating Meat Is Risky : NPR

People who consumed about one serving of red meat (beef, pork or lamb) per day had a 13 percent increased risk of death, compared with those who were eating very little meat, a study found.
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Green cuisine: why low carbon eating can help save the planet - Green Living - The Ecologist

Green cuisine: why low carbon eating can help save the planet - Green Living - The Ecologist | Food issues | Scoop.it
Forget low carb; it’s all about low carbon this March.
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Did You Know There's Water on Your Plate?

Did You Know There's Water on Your Plate? | Food issues | Scoop.it

One Drop launches operation "There's water on our plates!" to raise people's awareness of the impact their food choices have on water resources and encourage them to adopt environmentally responsible food practices. As part of this 20th edition of World Water Day, for which the theme is water and food security, the operation includes a series of tools, primarily focused on social media.

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Should Meat and Milk From Clones Be Labeled? Europe Says Yes

Should Meat and Milk From Clones Be Labeled? Europe Says Yes | Food issues | Scoop.it

Food safety representatives from the European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) told the European Commission in February they want a bill regulating animal cloning within a year. ENVI has insisted that meat or milk products from the offspring of clones be labeled and traceable.

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What It's Like to Get Attacked by Rush Limbaugh for Food Reporting

What It's Like to Get Attacked by Rush Limbaugh for Food Reporting | Food issues | Scoop.it
The most popular radio host spent 40 minutes lambasting Tracie McMillan for her new book, an undercover look at America's food system.
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Debunking Myths About Food Stamps

Debunking Myths About Food Stamps | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food insecurity in America is a major public health concern that has increased significantly during the recent economic recession. The upcoming presidential election has put a spotlight on the increase in SNAP enrollment in recent years.
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No timeline for altering Coke in Canada

No timeline for altering Coke in Canada | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Coca-Cola Co. cannot say when Canadian pop drinkers can expect a change to its Coke products even as the cola giant makes a modification in the United States to avoid a cancer warning label on cans sold in California.
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Living on Earth: Seattle Food Forest

Living on Earth: Seattle Food Forest | Food issues | Scoop.it
Plans are underway to establish a seven-acre food forest in the heart of Seattle. The forest will feature a variety of food-bearing trees, shrubs, and vines, and be free and open to the public.
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'Pink slime' to be added to U.S. school lunches

'Pink slime' to be added to U.S. school lunches | Food issues | Scoop.it
The notorious 'pink slime' that McDonald's and other fast food giants have been criticized for adding to their beef products is regularly served to U.S. students as part of the national school lunch program.
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Base invaders

Earthworms are chewing through the leaf litter that normally lines the ground of North American forests. And when it disappears, TOM SPEARS writes, so do plants, and bugs and birds.
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Eating wild: Foraging safely in a modern world

Eating wild: Foraging safely in a modern world | Food issues | Scoop.it
In an expanding “foodie” culture, people go to great lengths to get the best ingredients, seek out the most aesthetic desserts, and buy natural and organic.
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Food prices too low, says farm expert - Prince Edward Island - CBC News

Food prices too low, says farm expert - Prince Edward Island - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canada as a society needs to start spending more money on food, a meeting of farmers was told in Charlottetown Thursday.
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Schools, universities and hospitals brainstorm ways to source food locally

Schools, universities and hospitals brainstorm ways to source food locally | Food issues | Scoop.it
Terra Nova Farm/Richmond City HallLess than five per cent of the food served at Canada’s schools, hospitals and universities is locally grown, according to the Public Health Association of Canada.
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How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change

How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change | Food issues | Scoop.it
From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change.
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Some potential benefits of restricting calories

A sampling of research on potential benefits of short-term fasting or calorie restriction includes: Surgery: In a 2010 study, a team of researchers including James R. Mitchell, of the Harvard...
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New Study on Diet-induced Obesity Expands Omega-3 Health Benefits

A new study by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA and Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Norway, suggests that consuming sufficient amount of EPA and DHA...
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Would you eat meat grown in a test tube? | CTV Toronto

Would you eat meat grown in a test tube?  | CTV Toronto | Food issues | Scoop.it
CTV Toronto - A Dutch scientist says he'll be able to cook a hamburger from lab-grown beef by October. But would you eat test-tube meat?
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"Pink slime" is not used in Canadian beef, says industry (video)

"Pink slime" is not used in Canadian beef, says industry (video) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Beef product treated with ammonia became a hot topic in the U.S.
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5 things you should know about food expiry dates - Health - CBC News

5 things you should know about food expiry dates - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Checking the best before and expiry date labels on foods is one of the first things consumers should do before throwing them in their grocery carts, but they need to know what these dates mean.
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Danes fail to win EU majority for GM crop ban rules

Danes fail to win EU majority for GM crop ban rules | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Charlie Dunmore BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Increased cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe remained a distant prospect on Friday, after governments failed to agree a plan to let ...
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How those pesticides persist even when you wash your fruit and veg

How those pesticides persist even when you wash your fruit and veg | Food issues | Scoop.it
Government food watchdogs have shown that one chemical, which has links to cancer, birth defects and infertility, remained on the skin of apples despite basic kitchen practices.
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Scientists warn EPA on Monsanto corn rootworm

Scientists warn EPA on Monsanto corn rootworm | Food issues | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - A group of plant scientists is warning federal regulators that action is needed to mitigate a growing problem with biotech corn that is losing its resistance to plant-damaging pests.The stakes...
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In History, Climate Skepticism Begins With Climate Scientists - Forbes

In History, Climate Skepticism Begins With Climate Scientists - Forbes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sverker Sörlin. Image via Wikipedia The world's pioneering climate scientists doubted humans were causing the changes they noticed in the Arctic, a Swedish environmental historian said in Chicago Friday—and so climate scientists themselves were...
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Never mind the meat — worry about eating enough plants

Never mind the meat — worry about eating enough plants | Food issues | Scoop.it
Tired of hearing that "complete protein" has to come from animals? A nutritionist takes on that argument and says plant-based phytonutrients might be more important anyway.
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Salmon virus prompts concern in Nova Scotia

Salmon virus prompts concern in Nova Scotia | Food issues | Scoop.it
Nova Scotia communities are voicing opposition to the province’s growing aquaculture industry now that a salmon farm has been found to have a virus.
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