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Vegan basics — making meals taste great with meatless ingredients

A new year inspires new ideas, and a great place to start is in the kitchen. By integrating more meatless meals in your diet, you’ll have the...
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Burger King blasted by health critics over gut-busting 966-CALORIE burger

Burger King blasted by health critics over gut-busting 966-CALORIE burger | Food issues | Scoop.it
Burger King's new Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Double Angus burger is the biggest and most fattening on the UK high street.
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'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific

'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific | Food issues | Scoop.it

Eric Pineda peered deep into the Achernar’s hold at a measly 10 tons of jack mackerel after four days in waters once so rich they filled the 57-foot boat in a few hours.

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Bottom Line - Dispute over drug in feed limiting US meat exports

Bottom Line - Dispute over drug in feed limiting US meat exports | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Helena BottemillerThe Food and Environment Reporting Network A drug used to keep pigs lean and boost their growth is jeopardizing the nation’s exports of what once was known as “the other white meat.”  The drug, ractopamine hydrochloride, is ...
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World Bank, USAID, & the Gates Foundation Need New Approach @PolicyMic

World Bank, USAID, & the Gates Foundation Need New Approach @PolicyMic | Food issues | Scoop.it
Applying the 1960s Green Revolution model to Africa would increase the continent's vulnerability to food insecurity.
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California’s Rangeland Could Take a Hit from Climate Change

California’s Rangeland Could Take a Hit from Climate Change | Food issues | Scoop.it
Already squeezed economically, ranchers face a new threat from the changing climate.
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In Philippines, Some See Birth Control as Path to Food Security

In Philippines, Some See Birth Control as Path to Food Security | Food issues | Scoop.it

In the Philippines, a growing population of people has led to a sharp decline in fish, a vital part of the diet. To address the problem, one organization is making birth control more readily accessible to those wishing to keep their families small.

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Does 'biopiracy' endanger world food supplies?

A look at "biopiracy" and the debate over genetically modified crops.
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The Rise of Antibiotic Resistance: Consequences of FDA's Inaction

The Rise of Antibiotic Resistance: Consequences of FDA's Inaction | Food issues | Scoop.it
By allowing big food to self-regulate when it comes to using antibiotics as a growth promoter in animals, the FDA is setting us up for disaster.
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Why GMO And Organic Can Not Co-Exist: Lateral Gene Transfer

Why GMO And Organic Can Not Co-Exist: Lateral Gene Transfer | Food issues | Scoop.it

One of the most disturbing, though commonly overlooked properties of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is their documented ability to transfer genetic information horizontally into those who consume them.

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Color-coding, rearranging food products improves healthy choices in hospital cafeteria

Color-coding, rearranging food products improves healthy choices in hospital cafeteria | Food issues | Scoop.it
A simple program involving color-coded food labeling and adjusting the way food items are positioned in display cases was successful in encouraging more healthful food choices in a large hospital cafeteria.
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Food stamp families to critics: Walk in our shoes

Food stamp families to critics: Walk in our shoes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some have advanced degrees and remember middle-class lives. Some work selling lingerie or building websites. They are white, black and Hispanic, young and old, homeowners and homeless. What they have in common: They're all on food stamps...
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Efforts to control the 'Mighty Mississippi' result in flooded farmland and permanent damage, research shows

Efforts to control the 'Mighty Mississippi' result in flooded farmland and permanent damage, research shows | Food issues | Scoop.it
When the water in the Mississippi River rose to 58 feet with a forecast of 60 feet or higher in May 2011, the emergency plan to naturally or intentionally breach the levees, established over 80 years prior, was put in motion.
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Boost your olive oil IQ

Boost your olive oil IQ | Food issues | Scoop.it
When Teresa Kuhn invited me for an olive oil tasting, I was expecting grassy, herbal and lively flavours. I wasn't expecting peppery notes so explosive I'd end up coughing, with tears running down my cheeks.
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Bill Gates Calls For More Agriculture Research To Fight Hunger

Bill Gates Calls For More Agriculture Research To Fight Hunger | Food issues | Scoop.it
KIRKLAND, Wash. — Bill Gates has a terse response to criticism that the high-tech solutions he advocates for world hunger are too expensive or bad for the environment: Countries can embrace modern seed technology and genetic modification or their...
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Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts

This book will make it easier to seduce even the most reluctant eater with healthy food - due out in April.

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Farmers Learning Limits of Popular Herbicide

Farmers Learning Limits of Popular Herbicide | Food issues | Scoop.it

Weed scientist William Curran at Pennsylvania State University says over the past three or four years, pigweed has become resistant to glyphosate. Now, farmers in some areas can no longer depend on that popular herbicide alone to defend against pigweed.

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Rising Wealth of Asians Straining World Fish Stock

Rising Wealth of Asians Straining World Fish Stock | Food issues | Scoop.it
Rising wealth of Asians, fishing subsidies straining world's fish resources, UN experts say...
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Not your grandmother's hospital food

Not your grandmother's hospital food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when hospital food all looked the same. Now, some hospitals are hiring full-service chefs to accommodate the refined tastes of moneyed clientele.
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US Supreme Court blocks Calif. slaughterhouse law - Marin Independent Journal

FRESNO, Calif.—The Supreme Court on Monday overturned a California law that would require euthanizing downed livestock at federally inspected slaughterhouses to keep the meat out of the nations food system.

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6,500-year-old popcorn and 5 other foods with ancient origins

6,500-year-old popcorn and 5 other foods with ancient origins | Food issues | Scoop.it
Popcorn, ice cream, and the hamburger share something other than being American favorites — they're all much older than you think...
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Corporate Dairy, Biotech Firm & USDA Accused of Conspiring to Pollute Organics

Corporate Dairy, Biotech Firm & USDA Accused of Conspiring to Pollute Organics | Food issues | Scoop.it
Watchdog Requests Federal Investigation, Files Ethics Charges WASHINGTON, DC: The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry research and watchdog...
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Wary, Japanese Take Food Safety Into Their Own Hands

Wary, Japanese Take Food Safety Into Their Own Hands | Food issues | Scoop.it
The discovery of tainted rice 35 miles from a damaged nuclear plant has Japan scrambling to plug gaps in its food-screening measures.
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