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The bugs that ate Monsanto

The bugs that ate Monsanto | Food issues | Scoop.it
First Roundup-resistant superweeds, and now corn rootworms, a common pest, have grown resistant to Monsanto's Bt corn. The result is bad for more than just the company's stock prices.
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Livestock farms need more efficient resource use: U.N.

Livestock farms need more efficient resource use: U.N. | Food issues | Scoop.it
MILAN (Reuters) - Livestock farms should use natural resources more efficiently to meet ever-growing demand for meat and dairy products in a way friendly to the environment, the United Nations' Food and...
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Mexican farmers despair over record drought

Mexican farmers despair over record drought | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chihuahua, Mexico (AFP) Dec 12, 2011 - Dust blows across once fertile fields in north Mexico, where the worst drought in 70 years has left thousands of cattle dead and destroyed more than two million acres (almost one million hectares) of crops.
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Real Time Farms - Know Where Your Food Comes From

Real Time Farms - Know Where Your Food Comes From | Food issues | Scoop.it

Real Time Farms helps you understand where your food comes from. You can learn about farms in your area, and see where you can get their goods at farmers markets, farm stands, and restaurants around you.

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Funny Honey? Bringing Trust To A Sector Full Of Suspicion : NPR

Funny Honey? Bringing Trust To A Sector Full Of Suspicion : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
More than half of the honey that Americans consume today is imported from abroad, but some say the industry is plagued by forgery and illicit products from Asia.
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Contradictory Goals in Agriculture - IPS ipsnews.net

Contradictory Goals in Agriculture - IPS ipsnews.net | Food issues | Scoop.it
Brazil aims to meet its climate change targets in agriculture by stimulating techniques that have been proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – but which may increase the use of toxic agrochemicals, activists say.
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Healthier kids' food a hot menu trend - UPI.com

Healthier kids' food a hot menu trend - UPI.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Improving children's nutrition and local sourcing of food will be the hottest trends on restaurant menus this coming year, a survey of U.S. chefs indicates.
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What to know when buying extra virgin olive oil

What to know when buying extra virgin olive oil | Food issues | Scoop.it
Grabbing the cheapest extra virgin olive oil at the store isn't the best idea because you might not be getting the real deal.
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Urban farming an emerging trend as Kenya lives on edge of climate change | PRI.ORG

Urban farming an emerging trend as Kenya lives on edge of climate change | PRI.ORG | Food issues | Scoop.it

In Kenya, vertical farming and small, urban plots are becoming an important part of keeping poor Kenyans from starving as they move out of the countryside and into the cities, because of climate change.

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Hungary Destroys 1,000 Acres of Genetically Modified Corn Crops

Hungary Destroys 1,000 Acres of Genetically Modified Corn Crops | Food issues | Scoop.it
Hungary has shown genetically modified food companies who’s boss by destroying 1,000 acres of genetically modified corn.
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Rare sheep on death row

Rare sheep on death row | Food issues | Scoop.it
Montana Jones is fighting an order to euthanize half her flock of rare sheep who have tested negative for a deadly disease.
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Meat producers blast plan to ban more E.coli strains

Meat producers blast plan to ban more E.coli strains | Food issues | Scoop.it
Big meat producers in the U.S. and Canada are blasting a newly-proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rule that will expand the ban on selling of tainted ground beef to include six new E.coli strains.
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Pesticides found in Canadian organic produce - Manitoba - CBC News

Pesticides found in Canadian organic produce - Manitoba - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some organic produce in Canada contains pesticides, according to government inspection documents obtained by CBC News — including nearly 24 per cent of organic apples.
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So, is it drifting, or are people telling fibs?
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The “deal” in Durban: What happened on agriculture at the climate talks?

The “deal” in Durban: What happened on agriculture at the climate talks? | Food issues | Scoop.it

One of the main sticking points for agreement over the agriculture text was the legal context in which negotiations were set. Agriculture was being considered under a mitigation workstream in the Bali Action Plan called “Cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions.” The framing constraints imposed on the negotiations by a mitigation context made many countries unhappy. Most developing countries, for example, are much more concerned about impacts of climate change on agricultural production and adaptation challenges, and felt no need to agree on how to cooperate on mitigation within the sector.

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Disasters doom Texas oyster crop

Disasters doom Texas oyster crop | Food issues | Scoop.it
A monstrous bloom of toxic algae looming across the Texas coast has shut down oyster season.
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Under Industry Pressure, USDA Works to Speed Approval of Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Crops | Truthout

Under Industry Pressure, USDA Works to Speed Approval of Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Crops | Truthout | Food issues | Scoop.it
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MEXICO: Saving Native Seeds to Protect Food Heritage - IPS ipsnews.net

MEXICO: Saving Native Seeds to Protect Food Heritage - IPS ipsnews.net | Food issues | Scoop.it
When Guadalupe Ortiz planted gardens in Mexico, she was struck by the importance of saving and preserving the seeds, and decided to do something about the problem of seed supply.
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Diabetes among Hispanics reaching alarming proportions

SAN LUIS, Ariz. - Several dozen residents of this southwestern Arizona community crowd a seminar room to hear Dr. Bonifacio Gonzalez Castro, vice-director of the general hospital just across the border, talk about how to manage diabetes.
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Who Are The Young Farmers Of 'Generation Organic'? : NPR

Who Are The Young Farmers Of 'Generation Organic'? : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
There's a surge of youthful vigor into American agriculture — at least in the corner devoted to organic, local food. Thousands of idealistic young people who've never farmed before are trying it out.
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What we eat is bumming us out, new book says

What we eat is bumming us out, new book says | Food issues | Scoop.it
We know that the typical American diet — filled with processed food and added sugar – is making us fat. But it’s also making us depressed, according “The Happiness Diet,” a new book that links food to feelings.
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Junk food may be returning to school vending machines in Seattle

Junk food may be returning to school vending machines in Seattle | Food issues | Scoop.it

Years after a ban on unhealthful food in Seattle high schools, students are now ignoring campus vending machines — crippling student governments that once depended on profits from the sales. The Seattle School Board is likely to relax its policy next year.

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Brominated battle: Soda chemical has cloudy health history — Environmental Health News

Brominated battle: Soda chemical has cloudy health history — Environmental Health News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Patented as a flame retardant for plastics, and banned in food throughout Europe and Japan, a brominated chemical called BVO has been added to sodas for decades in North America.
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M&M or GMO? Mars Aims to Genetically Modified 70 Percent of World’s Cocoa

M&M or GMO? Mars Aims to Genetically Modified 70 Percent of World’s Cocoa | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Mars chocolate company has funded research aiming to genetically modify as much as 70 percent of the global cocoa supply, according to the Cacao Genome Database website.
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‘Don’t eat raw cookie dough, period’

‘Don’t eat raw cookie dough, period’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
“It’s particularly important during the holidays,” says a CDC investigator after a 2009 E. coli outbreak was tied to the flour in packaged raw cookie dough.
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Exxon Mobil Involved with Urban Food Gardens - Salem-News.Com

Exxon Mobil Involved with Urban Food Gardens - Salem-News.Com | Food issues | Scoop.it
A group in San Antonio called the Dinner Garden gets some of its funding from Exxon Mobil. Is this generosity?If Exxon Mobil is doing this to support urban gardens in San Antonio (and elsewhere) for the sake of people's health, I'll eat my somb.....
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