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Is the food revolution just a great big fat lie?

Is the food revolution just a great big fat lie? | Food issues | Scoop.it
From the multimillionaire chefs who claim to be just like the rest of us to the multinationals making public health policy, Eliane Glaser reveals the truth about the new food culture...
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Should we play hide-and-go-seek with our children's vegetables?

Pass the peas please! How often do we hear our children say this? According to a recent survey of adolescents, only 21 percent of our children eat the recommended five or more fruits and vegetables per day.
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Harsh winter gives hope to Afghan farmers

Harsh winter gives hope to Afghan farmers | Food issues | Scoop.it
Kabul (AFP) March 1, 2012 - Afghanistan's harshest winter in two decades has killed dozens of people, but heavy snow has brought prospects of an end to drought and bumper crops for farmers - including those in the opium trade.
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Indonesia to probe new abattoir cruelty video | The Jakarta Post

Another video recording purportedly showing extreme cruelty in an Indonesian slaughterhouse has raised the anger of many Australians and put pressure ...
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Tim Hortons feels heat from animal rights group

Tim Hortons feels heat from animal rights group | Food issues | Scoop.it
Tim Hortons is under mounting pressure by animal rights activists to assure that its U.S. pork and egg suppliers adopt more humane practices.
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Hopes for food sovereignty under threat

Hopes for food sovereignty under threat | Food issues | Scoop.it

Industrial agriculture transfers its knowledge and research findings to other parts of the world while making some standardised assumptions. The commonest one is to assume that there is no value or knowledge in existing agricultural methods: this is easy to spot in development projects, although it is by no means confined to the poor world.

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Ocean researchers dive deeper into Puget Sound's acidification

Ocean researchers dive deeper into Puget Sound's acidification | Food issues | Scoop.it
The past few years have seen astounding discoveries from sophisticated research on acidification in Puget Sound and the oceans.
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Langley Times - Introducing the Zero Mile Diet

Langley Times  - Introducing the Zero Mile Diet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Langley Environmental Partners Society presents author Carolyn Herriot, who wrote the book on organic gardening...
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Bill Gates' support of GM crops is wrong approach for Africa

Bill Gates' support of GM crops is wrong approach for Africa | Food issues | Scoop.it
Guest columnist Glenn Ashton argues that Bill Gates' support of genetically modified crops conflicts with scientific research funded by the World Bank and the United Nations, and with grass-roots agronomic movements, on what is best for Africa.
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Sardine Fishery May Be In Peril - Science News

Conditions in northeast Pacific echo those related to collapse last century...
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Research offers insight to how fructose causes obesity and other illness

Research offers insight to how fructose causes obesity and other illness | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have provided new insights into how fructose causes obesity and metabolic syndrome, more commonly known as diabetes.
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Dairies can't keep up with rising demand for organic milk - The Denver Post

Dairies can't keep up with rising demand for organic milk - The Denver Post | Food issues | Scoop.it
"Got milk?" is getting to be a difficult question when it comes to organic. Because even as more consumers are willing to pay premium prices for organic milk, supermarkets are having trouble keeping it on the shelves.
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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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Cocoa may enhance skeletal muscle function

Cocoa may enhance skeletal muscle function | Food issues | Scoop.it
A small clinical trial found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa. Epicatechin is a flavonoid found in dark chocolate.
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CDC: Most dairy-related disease outbreaks linked to raw milk

CDC: Most dairy-related disease outbreaks linked to raw milk | Food issues | Scoop.it
The rate of outbreaks caused by unpasteurized milk and products made from raw milk was 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk, according to a study by the U.S. government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Uganda: Heat Wave in East - Drought and Deaths

Uganda: Heat Wave in East - Drought and Deaths | Food issues | Scoop.it

Mbale — Basics such as water, milk and fruit are becoming scarce in several parts of eastern Uganda as the dry season, in full effect since late December, continues to bring hot, dry winds and high temperatures. Two people have reportedly died from a cholera outbreak.

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The Tyee – The iconic Oreo cookie, a snacktime staple for many Canadians, turns 100

The Tyee – The iconic Oreo cookie, a snacktime staple for many Canadians, turns 100 | Food issues | Scoop.it

For every frustrated Oreo-lover, every cookie aficionado lamenting the level of effort it takes to twist open the three-layer creation before that fleeting moment of satisfaction where you sop up the small sliver of sugary goodness inside, this place is a revelation.

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GM crops: Forget the money, follow the science | EurActiv

GM crops: Forget the money, follow the science | 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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Going Tubular: The Trouble With Fruit You Can Squeeze and Eat

Going Tubular: The Trouble With Fruit You Can Squeeze and Eat | Food issues | Scoop.it
Seeing beyond the often absurd label claims and misleading nutritional information found on packaged foods and bottled beverages.
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Trapped in a fat cell: How pollutants may be exacerbating the obesity crisis | Life | National Post

Trapped in a fat cell: How pollutants may be exacerbating the obesity crisis | Life | National Post | Food issues | Scoop.it
Is our environment making us fatter? In this case, we’re talking about our physical environment: the air we breathe, the things we touch, the water we drink. Is it possible that they can influence our weight?
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Foodies experiment with birch syrup: Rich flavour enhances savoury, sweet dishes

Foodies experiment with birch syrup: Rich flavour enhances savoury, sweet dishes | Food issues | Scoop.it
TORONTO - Birch syrup is being touted by foodies as the latest unique flavouring to enhance savoury dishes as well as desserts.
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Why Asian carp are such a threat

Why Asian carp are such a threat | Food issues | Scoop.it
Five states failed to secure an injunction that would close shipping locks in an attempt to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. What's so bad about Asian carp?
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Food Dyes Suspected Of Causing Behavioral Problems In Kids

Food Dyes Suspected Of Causing Behavioral Problems In Kids | Food issues | Scoop.it
Concerns about synthetic food dyes led many manufacturers in Europe to stop using then. But as CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, the dyes are used here in everything from cereal to crackers to toothpaste.
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Climate change threatens S.Africa's rooibos tea, news, StarAfrica.com

Climate change threatens S.Africa's rooibos tea, news, StarAfrica.com | Food issues | Scoop.it

The annual harvest at Groenkol Rooibos tea estate, in South Africa's Western Cape helps quench the world's growing thirst for "red bush" tea, but farmers fear that climate change could destroy the delicate eco-system that their crop depends on.
Annual exports of rooibos have quadrupled in the last 13 years. The tea is popular for its perceived health benefits as well as its refreshing taste and has become a trendy drink in many countries. It contains no caffeine and just a tiny amount of tannin.
But rooibos tea only grows in this Western Cape region -- nowhere else in the world.

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8 Ways for Fast Food Companies to Green Up Their Packaging

8 Ways for Fast Food Companies to Green Up Their Packaging | Food issues | Scoop.it
An interview with Scot Quaranda, Campaign Director at Dogwood Alliance on their new report, “Greening Fast Food Packaging: A Roadmap to Best Practices,” which outlines eight key attributes of environmentally friendly fast food packaging and...
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