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Canada seizes live carp at border

Canada seizes live carp at border | Food issues | Scoop.it

Canadian border officials have seized more than 9,000 pounds of live Asian carp in a pair of seizures at the Ambassador Bridge this month.
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Where Urban Meets Farm: Cooking Up Community - Urban Farm Online

Community kitchens unite foodies who want to cook, share meals and support local farmers with their neighbors.
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The Only Logical Way to End the Obesity Epidemic

The Only Logical Way to End the Obesity Epidemic | Food issues | Scoop.it
For 50 years we have been getting fatter because of incorrect diet advice from health authorities and the government says Gary Taubes. Time to change.
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Salad industry on hunt for solution to tainted greens

Salad industry on hunt for solution to tainted greens | Food issues | Scoop.it
For millions of Americans, bagged salads are a miracle food, the perfect mix of health and convenience.
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Lunch is a battlefield. Are you winning, or are your kids?

Lunch is a battlefield. Are you winning, or are your kids? | Food issues | Scoop.it
New American guidelines wage war on unhealthy school lunches...
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» Sugar Is NOT Sugar – Say Researchers – Corn Refiners Association Likely Having A Fit!

» Sugar Is NOT Sugar – Say Researchers – Corn Refiners Association Likely Having A Fit! | Food issues | Scoop.it

We have all seen the TV ad’s sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) explaining in loving and simple family terms that there is no difference between natural Cane Sugar and the Franken sugar derived from putting corn through an entirely chemical and un-natural process to produce High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

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Bill Proposed To Label Genetically Modified Food

Bill Proposed To Label Genetically Modified Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
SPOKANE, Wash. -- An effort to label food products containing genetically engineered ingredients is gaining momentum in Olympia and across Washington. Friday, January 27, 2012.
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Overgrazed grasslands tied to locust outbreaks

Overgrazed grasslands tied to locust outbreaks | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that insect nutrition and agricultural land management practices may partially explain modern day locust outbreaks.
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US guidelines on food marketing to kids stalls

US guidelines on food marketing to kids stalls | Food issues | Scoop.it

The new federal nutritional rules for government-subsidized school-based meals that were announced this week are being hailed by public health advocates as a strong obesity prevention measure. But federal efforts to address the connection between obesity and food marketing to children recently stalled, when funding for a set of proposed national marketing standards became contingent on a cost-benefit analysis mandated through an appropriations bill passed in mid-December.

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The Great Escape: Gene-altered crops grow wild.

The Great Escape: Gene-altered crops grow wild. | Food issues | Scoop.it
Throughout North Dakota, little yellow flowers dot thousands of miles of roadsides. These canola plants, found along most major trucking routes, look harmless.
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Illegal Genetically Modified Soil Fungus Present in ‘Organic’ Products

There is a call for a near-future investigation of illegal synthetics being used in organic food which have been corruptively approved by corporations gaming the system. The United States National Organic Standards Board, a panel that advises the USDA Secretary on all things organic related, was the one to approve Martek Biosciences Coproration’s petition allowing for the use of the synthetic chemical – a genetically modified soil fungus and algae – in organic food.

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Smoke, Mirrors, and the Salmon Farm Disparagement Trial of Don Staniford

Smoke, Mirrors, and the Salmon Farm Disparagement Trial of Don Staniford | Food issues | Scoop.it

Just like ‘Big Tobacco’ executives were finally hauled into court to testify on the health risks of smoking, executives of ‘Big Aquaculture’ were grilled this week at the ‘Salmon Farming Kills’ lawsuit in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on the health risks of salmon farming.

 

And they don’t come bigger than Mary Ellen Walling, Executive Director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) and Leanne Brunt, Vice President of Positive Aquaculture Awareness.

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Junk-food link to health plan

Junk-food link to health plan | Food issues | Scoop.it
THE Opposition has criticised the $650,000 spent on a program developed by a company with junk-food industry links.
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Bagged greens: To wash or not to wash

Bagged greens: To wash or not to wash | Food issues | Scoop.it
The salad chefs I know fall into two camps: Some serve pre-washed bagged leafy greens straight from the bag.
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The Truth Behind Why High Calorie Chef Paula Deen Is Pushing Diabetes Drug

The Truth Behind Why High Calorie Chef Paula Deen Is Pushing Diabetes Drug | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why ask the most famous unhealthy cook in America to promote a diabetes drug before anyone knew she suffered from diabetes?
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From Health Food To Health Risk: Sprouts Slip Off The Menu : NPR

From Health  Food To Health Risk: Sprouts Slip Off The Menu : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sprouts have caused a spate of outbreaks in the past few years, and public health officials are scrambling to find a way to prevent them. But there's no foolproof solution at hand. So some restaurants are saying no to fresh sprouts.
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ALEC Behind Push to Require Climate Denial Instruction in Schools | Truthout

ALEC Behind Push to Require Climate Denial Instruction in Schools | Truthout | Food issues | Scoop.it

In summer 2011, "ALEC Exposed," a project of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD)**, taught those alarmed about the power that corporations wield in the American political sphere an important lesson: when bills with a similar DNA pop up in various statehouses nationwide, it's no coincidence.

Explaining the nature and origins of the project, CMD wrote, "[CMD] unveiled a trove of over 800 'model' bills and resolutions secretly voted on by corporations and politicians through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). These bills reveal the corporate collaboration reshaping our democracy, state by state."

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McDonald’s drops use of ‘pink slime’ ammonium hydroxide in hamburger meat

McDonald’s drops use of ‘pink slime’ ammonium hydroxide in hamburger meat | Food issues | Scoop.it
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver can claim one more victory in his food revolution after McDonald’s stopped using what he called “pink slime” in its burgers...
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Why We Should Encourage Agriculture Studies At Private Colleges @PolicyMic | Daniel Bornstein

Why We Should Encourage Agriculture Studies At Private Colleges @PolicyMic | Daniel Bornstein | Food issues | Scoop.it

Indeed, the very complexity of the current food situation underlines the importance of bringing agriculture into schools outside the land grant system. Combating world hunger isn’t merely about increasing yields, a myth I dispel in my recent PolicyMic column. Rather, it’s about recognizing the social transformations associated with particular types of agricultural systems, especially how certain systems increase the vulnerability of the world’s poorest people. There is hardly a better way to address these social factors than by integrating agriculture programs into anthropology, geography, and sociology departments.

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US report questions safety of ractopamine residues

A report released on Wednesday in the US highlighted several problems concerning the safe use of ractopamine, a controversial feed additive.
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Nitrogen pollution an increasing problem globally | PRI.ORG

Nitrogen pollution an increasing problem globally | PRI.ORG | Food issues | Scoop.it
Nitrogen fertilizers have been crucial to feeding the increasing number of mouths on earth, but the pollution they leave behind has real consequences that have costs of their own.
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U.S. burger chains ditch ammonia-treated beef product | CTV News

U.S. burger chains ditch ammonia-treated beef product | CTV News | Food issues | Scoop.it
An ammonia-treated beef filler ingredient that disgusted celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is being dropped by a number of fast food outlets in the U.S. But Canada's largest fast food retailer, McDonald's Canada, says the ingredient was never used here.
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Disgruntled GMO firms start pulling out of EU market | EurActiv

Disgruntled GMO firms start pulling out of EU market | 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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Genetically modified food: What’s it doing to humans?

Farmer discovers that his GMO corn contains Estrogen-mimicking compounds, causes false pregnancies in animals.
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"This is bothering our pigs, bothering our cows: what's it doing to ...
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