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Coke, Pepsi change colour process to avoid being slapped with cancer...

Coke, Pepsi change colour process to avoid being slapped with cancer... | Food issues | Scoop.it
Coke, Pepsi modify colours ingredient to avoid being slapped with a cancer warning in California.
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Eating berries benefits the brain

Eating berries benefits the brain | Food issues | Scoop.it
Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory loss and other changes, scientists report.
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Too fat to serve: Military wages war on obesity - CBS News

Too fat to serve: Military wages war on obesity - CBS News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Recruiter: Obesity limits pool of people qualified to serve; Some officials say it's a national security threat...
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Fukushima farmers in two-front war | The Japan Times Online

Fukushima farmers in two-front war | The Japan Times Online | Food issues | Scoop.it
Radioactive realities and radioaction rumors continue to plague farmers in Fukushima Prefecture a year into the crisis that started last March 11 when a megaquake and monster tsunami put a local nuclear plant on a path to three reactor meltdowns.
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Vegetarian cutlet: New method to prepare a meat substitute

Vegetarian cutlet: New method to prepare a meat substitute | Food issues | Scoop.it
It looks like a cutlet, it's juicy and fibrous like a cutlet, and it even chews with the consistency of a real cutlet -- but the ingredients are 100 percent vegetable.
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Contradictions in the Anti-Hunger Movement

Contradictions in the Anti-Hunger Movement | Food issues | Scoop.it

The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington last week brought to light some of the fundamental internal contradictions of the anti-hunger movement. Specifically, the movement’s financial reliance on corporations with poverty-causing labor practices, as well as their reluctance to advocate on the politically-charged root causes of hunger.

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Whatcom Locavore: Kale is a 'superfood' that is tasty, versatile - Entertainment News - bellinghamherald.com

Whatcom Locavore: Kale is a 'superfood' that is tasty, versatile - Entertainment News - bellinghamherald.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Whatcom Farm to School's "Harvest of the Month" for March is kale, one of my favorite local greens. I've been growing, eating and enjoying kale for years, so I was surprised to find that many people consider kale an unusual vegetable.
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Farms trump industry in worries about water pollution | EurActiv

Farms trump industry in worries about water pollution | EurActiv | Food issues | Scoop.it
Independent specialised European Union affairs portal for EU policy professionals. Expert EU policy journalists follow a wide range of European legislation and topics. Stories, interviews and articles are available in English, French and German.
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How Cheap Fashion is Threatening Food Supply

How Cheap Fashion is Threatening Food Supply | Food issues | Scoop.it
The high demand for cotton might actually be a contributing factor to food shortages and might be a threat to future food security.
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In Canada, cod remain scarce despite ban - The Boston Globe

In Canada, cod remain scarce despite ban - The Boston Globe | Food issues | Scoop.it
After years of overfishing, climate change, and mismanagement, the northern cod virtually vanished from the waters off Newfoundland, leading Canadian officials to ban fishing cod 20 years ago.
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Food security and climate change mitigation through urban agriculture - The Philippine Star » Business Features » Agriculture

Food security and climate change mitigation through urban agriculture - The Philippine Star » Business Features » Agriculture | Food issues | Scoop.it
Urban agriculture is being proposed in Baguio City and other cities around the country to ensure food security and combat climate change.
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The humble lentil a homegrown star

The humble lentil a homegrown star | Food issues | Scoop.it
TORONTO — Lentils are not only good for you, but they’re homegrown, with much of the world’s supply produced right here in Canada.
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Hives for hire

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Almond trees are exploding with pink and white blossoms across the vast Central Valley, marking the start of the growing season for California's most valuable farm export.
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Banking against Doomsday

Banking against Doomsday | Food issues | Scoop.it
WITH a heavy clunk, the steel outer doors of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault closed on February 28th, shutting out a howling Arctic gale and entombing a tonne of new arrivals: 25,000 seed samples from Amer...
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In Seattle, plans for a harvestable 'food forest'

In Seattle, plans for a harvestable 'food forest' | Food issues | Scoop.it

A plot of grass sits in the middle of Seattle, feet from a busy road and on a hill that overlooks the city's skyline. But it's no ordinary patch of green. Residents hope it will become one of the country's largest "food forests."

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So Will That Be the Wild or Patented Salmon?

So Will That Be the Wild or Patented Salmon? | Food issues | Scoop.it
It looks like 2012 will be the year of two salmons: one a genetically altered "Frankenfish" currently under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the world's last great wild salmon runs.
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Health Canada not telling whole story on 'whole wheat' products

Five years after unveiling a proposal to end consumer confusion over "whole wheat" claims on bread products, Health Canada now says it has no plans to change the food-labelling rule.
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Back to Your Roots: Rediscovering Turnips and Rutabagas

Back to Your Roots: Rediscovering Turnips and Rutabagas | Food issues | Scoop.it
Ask a random passerby when was the last time he or she had turnips, and you're likely to get one of the following responses: "Hmm-mm -- 1973?" or "Not since my mother made me eat them when I was six" or -- the most likely -- "Huh?
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Nutrition a Pressing Concern for Native Americans, Part II

Nutrition a Pressing Concern for Native Americans, Part II | Food issues | Scoop.it

Tribal communities nationwide are working to fight the trend toward obesity and its resulting health consequences.

Nutritionists such as DeWilde and Miller work with tribes to educate members about proper diet and healthier lifestyles.

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Developing genetically modified crops requires skill, luck and caution

Developing genetically modified crops requires skill, luck and caution | Food issues | Scoop.it
Genetically modified crops are either unfit or priceless. We explain how transgenic crops are made.
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Backyard chicken flap set to land in Calgary courtroom

Backyard chicken flap set to land in Calgary courtroom | Food issues | Scoop.it
The ongoing flap between the city and an urban food activist flies into court Monday.
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Animal husbandry in the East bleeds due to livestock imports

Animal husbandry in the East bleeds due to livestock imports | Food issues | Scoop.it
Animal husbandry, mostly cattle breeding, is the leading source of income for the people of eastern Anatolia.
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Medium-rare burgers are taboo in Canada but may not be as perilous as thought | News | National Post

Medium-rare burgers are taboo in Canada but may not be as perilous as thought | News | National Post | Food issues | Scoop.it
Once a staple of Canadian cuisine, for about 40 years a hamburger served anything less than well done has remained a delicacy enjoyed only in a handful of brave establishments and on trips to the U.S.
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Quinoa: versatile superfood

Quinoa: versatile superfood | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sisters Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming had an early start on healthy eating. "When our mom would make homemade yogurt my sister and I would stamp our feet going, 'Why are we having homemade yogurt?
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