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U.S. OK could see GE fish enter Canadian food supply chain

U.S. OK could see GE fish enter Canadian food supply chain | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canada could have trouble keeping genetically engineered salmon out of the food supply if the U.S. government approves the first genetically engineered animal that people can eat.
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Why we're fat: environment and governmental policies

Why we're fat:  environment and governmental policies | Food issues | Scoop.it
Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight.
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Is your all-you-can-eat shrimp killing the mangroves?

Is your all-you-can-eat shrimp killing the mangroves? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Kennedy Warne, author of Let Them Eat Shrimp, discusses the connection between shrimp farming and the disappearance of some of the most biologically productive ecosystems on Earth.
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Wholesale Approval of Genetically Engineered Foods

Wholesale Approval of Genetically Engineered Foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agent Orange Herbicide Ingredient Would be Widely Used USDA seeks comments for Monsanto and Dow genetically engineered crops Cornucopia, WI – Over the...
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Forget lifestyle advice, it's policy that matters

All the recent reports that describe chronic health problems agree on the solutions, which are comprehensive public health policies that address poverty, educational attainment and the environment, and not lifestyle changes by individuals. These solutions must be implemented by policymakers and planners, yet every time a lifestyle-related report is published, serious-faced medical and nutrition experts are rolled out by the media to comment on the findings.

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Annual Foodborne Illnesses Cost $77 Billion, Study Finds

Annual Foodborne Illnesses Cost $77 Billion, Study Finds | Food issues | Scoop.it

Foodborne illness poses a $77.7 billion economic burden in the United States annually, according to a new study published in the Journal of Food Protection.

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Don’t feed the world? How food aid can do more harm than good | Red Pepper

Don’t feed the world? How food aid can do more harm than good | Red Pepper | Food issues | Scoop.it

Since 1995, the European Commission (EC) has been providing millions of euros for rural development and food security projects in Somalia. Yet every year Somalia continues to receive food aid.

 

In fact, food aid has become a permanent state of affairs in the country since the civil war in 1991. ‘Clearly there is a mismatch between the resources made available by the EC to UN agencies and the dismal picture emerging from what are generally considered the most agriculturally productive regions of Somalia,’ says Jama. ‘How is it possible that the EC investment in agriculture could not avert a famine in those regions?’

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Don't Eat Like a Caveman

Don't Eat Like a Caveman | Food issues | Scoop.it

Fad diets tend to promise a lot, but they really rely on one thing: short-term weight loss and health. The Paleo (Paleolithic) Diet is a very popular diet based on Dr. Loren Cordain's book, which asserts that the diet our ancestors may have followed more than two million years ago must also be the best diet for us today. The Paleo Diet consists of foods that can either be hunted (meats and seafood) or gathered (eggs, vegetables, fruit, roots and nuts). It excludes grains, legumes, dairy, salt, refined sugar, alcohol and processed oils.

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Grinding quality back into food

The mill stones began to haunt John MacKenzie on the day he saw pesticides for the first time.
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Gingrich kills chapter on climate change in upcoming book

Gingrich kills chapter on climate change in upcoming book | Food issues | Scoop.it
DES MOINES -- Newt Gingrich says he has killed a chapter on climate change in a post-election book of essays about the environment.
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Indigenous Seeds - Key to end Agrarian Crisis

With the advent of Green revolution, India adapted new advanced methods to become self sufficient in food production after suffering a lot during world's worst recorded food disaster - Bengal Famine. High-yielding varieties of seeds and the increased use of fertilizers and irrigation were introduced to several districts of India with Hoshangabad of Madhya Pradesh being one of them.

 

Tawa project was launched and along with that, novel hybrid varieties took over the indigenous seeds. For many years, these hybrid varieties produced great yield but now the situation has completely altered. Unfortunately, despite of nurturing the land with high quantity of fertilisers, the production rate is suffering a huge downfall. Farmers, disappointed, have started committing suicides recent being the case where three farmers committed suicides in Hoshangabad District within four days.

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Dept. of Eating: Why Vegan? - Health Stew - Boston.com

Dept. of Eating: Why Vegan? - Health Stew - Boston.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Beyond Bill Clinton (America's #1 vegan) here is a short, selected list of other prominent Americans who have publicly embraced an exclusively whole grain/plant based diet:...
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Questions About Organic Produce and Sustainability

Questions About Organic Produce and Sustainability | Food issues | Scoop.it
Even as more Americans buy foods labeled organic, the products are moving away from a traditional emphasis on local growing and limited environmental strain.
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Why we're fat: 10 lifestyle changes that promote obesity

Why we're fat:  10 lifestyle changes that promote obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Despite popular belief, a surge of laziness and gluttony is not what's making Americans fat, says science writer and fat researcher Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat."...
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What We'll be Eating in 2012

What We'll be Eating in 2012 | Food issues | Scoop.it
For decades I have tracked trends, and created many of them. Some have lingered longer than most marriages, yet others still hover around or are merely a reflection of personal wishes.
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Coca-Cola in hot Vitaminwater over claims (again)

Coca-Cola in hot Vitaminwater over claims (again) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Vitaminwater, the enhanced water brand Coca-Cola acquired when it paid $4.2bn for New York-based Glaceau in 2007, has come under fire for its claim-making once again, this time in the UK.
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Anti-obesity ads featuring overweight kids spark controversy in Georgia 

Anti-obesity ads featuring overweight kids spark controversy in Georgia  | Food issues | Scoop.it
The ads feature children talking about their weight issues in between harrowing messages such as, “Some diseases aren’t just for adults anymore,” and “Being fat takes the fun out of being a kid.”...
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Wasabi – get a healthy boost from the fiery root

Wasabi – get a healthy boost from the fiery root | Food issues | Scoop.it
Wasabi lovers may want to add more than a small pinch to their soy sauce the next time they go to their local sushi bar.
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Fairly Good Success Story Hits a Snag

Fairly Good Success Story Hits a Snag | Food issues | Scoop.it

Fair Trade sales have skyrocketed to 70 times what they were a decade ago, but – here comes the bad news – Fair Traders are now suffering from their first serious food fight.

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Farm workers urged to get flu shot: Swine are ‘mixing vessels’ for flu DNA | Vancouver Sun

Farm workers urged to get flu shot: Swine are ‘mixing vessels’ for flu DNA | Vancouver Sun | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is urging farmers and farm workers to get this year’s seasonal flu shot to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza viruses between livestock and humans.
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Fat chance of breaking junk food grip

Health advice is being ignored in favour of big business, writes Mark Metherell.

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Unseen harvest of gene war on billion-dollar pest

Unseen harvest of gene war on billion-dollar pest | Food issues | Scoop.it
One of America's most widely planted crops - a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide - may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be...
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GMO Toxicity

GMO Toxicity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Jeffrey M Smith Sott.net Biologist Arpad Pusztai had more than 300 articles and 12 books to his credit and was the world's top expert in his field.
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USAID commits $90m to help strengthen agri sector

USAID commits $90m to help strengthen agri sector | Food issues | Scoop.it

Interesting reading - this is how multinational corps take over agriculture and force out local farmers. Monsanto, Deere, Dow - a handful of companies will have their footprints all over this.

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