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Ontario man sets world record for world’s biggest squash

Ontario man sets world record for world’s biggest squash | Food issues | Scoop.it
St. Thomas's Joel Jarvis has the bragging rights to a world record holding heavyweight squash.
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Experts link food security to greener farming | Environment & Development | Deutsche Welle | 14.10.2011

Experts link food security to greener farming | Environment & Development | Deutsche Welle | 14.10.2011 | Food issues | Scoop.it
Industrial agriculture will not suffice to provide food for a growing world population, say experts. Instead, sustainable and eco-friendly practices should be promoted. This requires a change of mindset in politics.
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Broken biogeochemical cycle of phosphorus will impact food security

Should the periodic table bear a warning label in the 21st century or be revised with a lesson about elemental supply and demand?
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Jamie Oliver: My mission to turn Britain into a nation of foodies

Jamie Oliver: My mission to turn Britain into a nation of foodies | Food issues | Scoop.it
This week marks the start of Jamie Oliver's new weekly column in Weekend magazine. I’ve been doing bits and pieces for the Mail over the last 12 years but I’ve never been a formal member of staff before, so this is really exciting.
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Why the USDA Rejected NYC's Food Stamp Soda Ban

Why the USDA Rejected NYC's Food Stamp Soda Ban | Food issues | Scoop.it

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been outspoken on the subject of obesity even stating that '[i]n spite of the great gains we've made over the past eight years in making our communities healthier, there are...

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Protecting Corporate Health at the Expense of Our Children's Health

Protecting Corporate Health at the Expense of Our Children's Health | Food issues | Scoop.it
During hearings on a report to set nutrition standards for foods allowed to be marketed to kids, Republican lawmakers attack the science...
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Texas ranchers ship cattle to greener pastures

Texas ranchers ship cattle to greener pastures | Food issues | Scoop.it

It's a journey born of desperation, a costly cattle drive fueled not by tradition or buyers at Midwest packing houses, but by the desire to survive the Texas drought.

 

Managers at Swenson and the state's other large ranches have been scrambling to ship cattle to verdant northern land they have leased in an effort to save their trademark brands and to continue taking advantage of the worldwide demand for beef.

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#OccupyWallStreet from your kitchen

#OccupyWallStreet from your kitchen | Food issues | Scoop.it
Revolutionary efforts helped through stronger DIY approach at home. Because if you can't be there in person, your boycott and behavior can do the talking.
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Scientists Seek A Break In Aquaculture's Fish-Eat-Fish Chain : NPR

Scientists Seek A Break In Aquaculture's Fish-Eat-Fish Chain : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new report from Food and Water Watch turns up the heat on how we feed farmed fish and the environmental toll it takes. It takes three pounds of wild fish to feed one pound of farmed salmon, so scientists are looking for alternatives.
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Greed for gold will affect food security in Ghana

Greed for gold will affect food security in Ghana | Food issues | Scoop.it

The President of the Ghana Network of Journalists on Mining, Oil and Gas (GNJMOG), Mr. Raphael Godlove Ahenu, has expressed the fear that the rate at which mining operations have become very rampant in the food growing areas of the country, the nation's food security might be threatened.

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The myths surrounding the global rush for farmland

The myths surrounding the global rush for farmland | Food issues | Scoop.it
John Vidal: Governments and companies involved in leasing land claim it is little used and that the projects will bring food security, create jobs and boost tax revenues – none of which is true...
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CENTRAL AMERICA: Diversifying Farming to Fight Hunger - IPS ipsnews.net

The countries of Central America have set their sights on research and innovation in the production of tomatoes, cassava, potatoes and avocados to increase food supply and combat hunger, which mainly affects rural areas.
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Does converting cow manure to electricity pay off? Successful renewable energy project in Vermont

Does converting cow manure to electricity pay off? Successful renewable energy project in Vermont | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers in Vermont confirm that it is technically feasible to convert cow manure to electricity on farms, but the economic returns depend highly on the base electricity price; the premium paid for converted energy; financial supports from...
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Avoiding GMOs when eating out

Avoiding GMOs when eating out | Food issues | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, I was delighted to sit down to a meal with many like-minded friends at a lovely restaurant.
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Foodstock: Back to the farm, but with knives in hand

Foodstock: Back to the farm, but with knives in hand | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chefs team up with locals from Melancthon Township to fight against a proposal that would transform arable land into a limestone quarry...
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Making potato chips that are better for you

Making potato chips that are better for you | Food issues | Scoop.it
Let's face it. When people reach for a bag of potato chips, their main concern is whether they are g... - Columnists - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Hygaard sandwiches recalled over listeria - Health - CBC News

Hygaard sandwiches recalled over listeria - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
People should not eat certain Hygaard Mini Sub sandwiches because they may be contaminated with listeria, federal officials say.
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Britain's big society will get even bigger after public health policy cop-out - Telegraph

Britain's big society will get even bigger after public health policy cop-out - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Government's anti-obesity strategy - that all we need is willpower to eat
less - is a nonsense.
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Food Not Bombs digs into dumpsters to feed Occupy Toronto

Food Not Bombs digs into dumpsters to feed Occupy Toronto | Food issues | Scoop.it
The local chapter of a worldwide movement that cooks with cast-off comestibles has plans to nourish hundreds...
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This World Food Day: Dedicate your Sunday dinner to farmers — Oxfam America

This World Food Day: Dedicate your Sunday dinner to farmers — Oxfam America | Food issues | Scoop.it
On October 16th, ask your friends and family to think about their food and where it comes from.
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No cupcakes here! Illinois school fights obesity

DANVILLE, Ill. — Five-year-olds dance hip-hop to the alphabet. Third-graders learn math by twisting into geometric shapes, fifth-graders by calculating calories. And everyone goes to the gym — every day.
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GMA: There is no middle ground on kids marketing proposals

GMA: There is no middle ground on kids marketing proposals | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food manufacturers will not support a controversial government proposal on food marketing to kids - even with the promised ‘significant’ revisions – because it is not supported by evidence, says the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).
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Congressional spending cuts could void progress on food security | Government content from Delta Farm Press

Congressional spending cuts could void progress on food security | Government content from Delta Farm Press | Food issues | Scoop.it
Spending cuts approved by the U.S. House of Representatives threaten to increase the problems of famine in the Horn of Africa and the feeding of hungry people in the United States, speakers at the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, said.
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The Struggle for Daily Bread

The Struggle for Daily Bread | Food issues | Scoop.it
Everyone agrees there is a global food emergency, but not on what should be done.
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Coffee and Climate: Climate Change Threatens Coffee Crops | UCSUSA

Coffee and Climate: Climate Change Threatens Coffee Crops | UCSUSA | Food issues | Scoop.it
Climate change is threatening coffee crops in virtually every major coffee producing region of the world.
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