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Study concludes GM food is safe! But study is flawed.

GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisation founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry.
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Moderate red wine drinking may help cut women’s breast cancer risk, study suggests

Moderate red wine drinking may help cut women’s breast cancer risk, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, providing a natural weapon to combat a major cause of death among U.S. women, new research shows.
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Parasitic Fly Dooms Bees to Death by Maggots - ScienceNOW

Parasitic Fly Dooms Bees to Death by Maggots - ScienceNOW | Food issues | Scoop.it
Parasitic Fly Dooms Bees to Death by Maggots - ScienceNOW...
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How The Russians Saved America's Sunflower : NPR

It's one of the few food crops that actually originated in North America. But the sunflower was just a pretty diversion until Soviet breeders came up with oil-rich varieties that became a staple.
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Why We Farm: The Final Chapter

Why We Farm: The Final Chapter | Food issues | Scoop.it
I began Dissertation to Dirt hoping to answer a single question: can young Americans make a career of farming? It may not seem compelling at first, but that question is the heart of the food movement.
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Revised estimate puts foodborne illness cost at about $78bn a year

Revised estimate puts foodborne illness cost at about $78bn a year | Food issues | Scoop.it
The cost of foodborne illness in the United States is about $77.7bn per year, according to Dr.
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not so happy meals | Common Ground

Over a 15-year period, studies show a dramatic increase in the number of overweight (tripled) and obese (quadrupled) Canadian children. (1) In the US, which has similar statistics, the Centers for Disease

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BANGLADESH: Farmers Bet on Climate-Proof Crops

BANGLADESH: Farmers Bet on Climate-Proof Crops | Food issues | Scoop.it

With floods, droughts and other calamities battering deltaic Bangladesh regularly, farmers need little prompting in switching to climate-resistant varieties of rice, wheat, pulses and other staples.

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USDA Scuttles Valencia Co. Matanza

Albuquerque and New Mexico State and Local News, Sports, Weather and Jobs, Cars, Real Estate and Classified Advertising...
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Dry winter on Prairies a worry for cattle, winter wheat

Canada's Prairie farm belt is the driest it has been in five years, raising concerns for cattle and winter cereals in a region that has been recently more prone to floods.
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Why you can’t find heritage poultry

Why you can’t find heritage poultry | Food issues | Scoop.it
Wonder why it’s so hard to buy heritage chickens or pastured eggs or butter?
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Can becoming a vegetarian help save the planet?

Can becoming a vegetarian help save the planet? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Globally, meat consumption has increased by 20 per cent in the last decade despite concerns about its environmental impact. So, asks Laurie Tuffrey, can going vegetarian really help the earth?
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TheRecord - Farming in the urban shadow

TheRecord - Farming in the urban shadow | Food issues | Scoop.it
Think you’ve got commuting problems? Try driving a lumbering combine down Fischer-Hallman Road at rush hour.
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Ocean acid threatens food chain

Scientists label this acid trend "the evil twin of climate change".

And they are concerned that shell-thinning could threaten the survival of many small marine creatures and in turn impact on animals further up the food chain, including fish caught commercially for human consumption.

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The Healing Pleasures of Prunes

The Healing Pleasures of Prunes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sweet, sticky, chewy and very very good for you: that’s the magic of a prune. Make this wonder fruit your plum choice for great health.
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The Epi-Log on Epicurious.com: A Futurist Talks Food

The Epi-Log on Epicurious.com: A Futurist Talks Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
For a glimpse into the future of food, we chatted with futurist Christopher Barnatt, the author of the book 25 Things You Need to Know about the Future (e-book available now; paperback available from Constable Books, January 2012) and Associate...
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Monsanto spends whopping $2 million in third quarter 2011 lobbying federal government

Monsanto spends whopping $2 million in third quarter 2011 lobbying federal government | Food issues | Scoop.it
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Top Six Food Politics Lessons Learned in 2011

Top Six Food Politics Lessons Learned in 2011 | Food issues | Scoop.it
This hasn't been a banner year for improving America's food system, food environment or food policies.
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Climate change 'will boost British farmers' - Telegraph

Climate change 'will boost British farmers' - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
Climate change will be good for British farming, according to Caroline
Spelman, the Environment Secretary, with exotic crops such as melons already
thriving.
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Occupy your lawn with an organic, sustainable 'yarden'

Now's a good time to map your organic, sustainable 'yarden,' while the cold winds blow.
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What your refrigerator predicts about you

What your refrigerator predicts about you | Food issues | Scoop.it

A quick glance in your fridge (this includes the freezer) and I can predict a great deal about who you are today…and who you will become. Here are some of my predictions.

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FDA moves to restrict (somewhat) use of antibiotics in livestock

On January 4, the FDA announced that farmers and ranchers had to restrict their use of a class of antibiotics known as cephalosporins—commonly used in humans to treat strep throat and bronchitis—in cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys because those habits may have helped lead to the rise of resistant bacteria.

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Eaters, beware: Walmart is taking over our food system

Eaters, beware: Walmart is taking over our food system | Food issues | Scoop.it

Walmart has become the most powerful force in the U.S. food system, selling 25 percent of our groceries and growing fast.

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Few US vets trained to treat organic livestock

Few US vets trained to treat organic livestock | Food issues | Scoop.it
The lack of chemicals used in organic production has created a challenge for farmers in caring for their animals: Few veterinarians are trained to treat livestock without antibiotics or other modern drugs.
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