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5 Books on Global Food Systems

5 Books on Global Food Systems | Food issues | Scoop.it
From Colin Sage's "Environment and Food" to Michael Carolan's "The Real Cost of Cheap Food," here are a handful of new food books from the fall season that are worth checking out...
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Florida scientists collaborate on corn production model | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press

To boost world corn production, scientists with the University of Florida and Monsanto Company are collaborating on an improved computer model designed to more accurately predict corn growth by making projections to show how the interactions...
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Omega-3 fatty acids shown to prevent or slow progression of osteoarthritis

Omega-3 fatty acids shown to prevent or slow progression of osteoarthritis | Food issues | Scoop.it
New research has shown for the first time that omega-3 in fish oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis.
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Food without preservatives -- thanks to self-cleaning equipment

Food without preservatives -- thanks to self-cleaning equipment | Food issues | Scoop.it
Éclairs and other pastries should taste light and fluffy. If the pastry dough contains too many microorganisms, though, it will not rise in the oven. Now, researchers have devised a system that cleans itself automatically after every batch of dough.
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Farm Subsidies Birds And Fish Would Choose : NPR

Farm Subsidies Birds And Fish Would Choose : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
In farm communities, there are mixed feelings on conservation payments. Farmer Don Teske, of Wheaton, Kansas, says "the perception is that you're being paid to do nothing." They don't want to be park rangers, they want to farm.
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Eat Your Medicine: Food as Pharmacology

Eat Your Medicine: Food as Pharmacology | Food issues | Scoop.it
What you put at the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle. Food is the most powerful medicine available to heal chronic disease.
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Top 10 Canadian-Only Foods

Top 10 Canadian-Only Foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee.  God keep our food, bountiful and exclusive cuz that's how we like to roll!  And we also likes rolls as well.
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Obama administration 'bailed out' GM salmon firm

Obama administration 'bailed out' GM salmon firm | Food issues | Scoop.it
Campaigners say $500,000 grant was made to AquaBounty despite evidence that the firm could soon run out of cash...
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GMO AquAdvantage Salmon One Step Closer to Deregulation « OrganicAuthority.com – Organic Blog

GMO AquAdvantage Salmon One Step Closer to Deregulation « OrganicAuthority.com – Organic Blog | Food issues | Scoop.it
The country's first genetically engineered animal product could soon be approved forsale and distribution without any labeling requirements as the FDA has completed its evaluation on the environmental impact of AquaBounty's AquAdvantage salmon and...
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Eating green veggies improves immune defenses

Eating green veggies improves immune defenses | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have found another good reason to eat your green vegetables, although it may or may not win any arguments with kids at the dinner table.
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Fried Chicken Without the Guilt

Fried Chicken Without the Guilt | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sometimes it’s OK to fall in love with a dish. But when that dish happens to be your doctor’s biggest “no-no” . . . then you have a slight problem.
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Undernutrition is more than just a health problem

Undernutrition is more than just a health problem | Food issues | Scoop.it
Lawrence Haddad: We must politicise undernutrition, which is still a major global problem, so that it gets the attention it deserves...
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Obesity Costs U.S. Companies Billions In Lost Productivity: Gallup

Obesity Costs U.S. Companies Billions In Lost Productivity: Gallup | Food issues | Scoop.it
The consequences of the country's obesity epidemic expand beyond just personal health.
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Indian farmers' union threatens six-month farming holiday

Indian farmers' union threatens six-month farming holiday | Food issues | Scoop.it

The members of Bhartiya Kisan Union on Tuesday threatened to take a six-month holiday every year for 10 years from framing if the government fails to take note of the hardship faced by farmers over rising prices and acquisition of farm land for commercial activity.

 

Rakesh Tikait of Uttar Pradesh said with increasing input costs, farmers were finding it difficult to cultivate round the year. “If the government does not pay attention, we will be forced to take a six-month holiday every year and the government will be responsible for jeopardising food security.”

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SOUTH KOREA: Drylands Meet Deserts Gender - IPS ipsnews.net

SOUTH KOREA: Drylands Meet Deserts Gender - IPS ipsnews.net | Food issues | Scoop.it
Delegates to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD) meeting underway in this South Korean city are convinced that women, though affected most by desertification, hold the key to addressing hunger through land regeneration.
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Memo points to industry pressure on pesticide

Memo points to industry pressure on pesticide | Food issues | Scoop.it

Environmentalists say a newly uncovered memo shows how the California Department of Pesticide Regulation gave in to industry pressure when it approved the controversial soil fumigant methyl iodide for use in California agriculture at levels more than 100 times higher than those its own scientists recommended.

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Food-borne illness outbreaks have NJ consumers shopping local

Food-borne illness outbreaks have NJ consumers shopping local | Food issues | Scoop.it

For patrons like Marilyn Miller, the township farmers market and its New Jersey–grown food are a favored alternative to supermarket produce aisles that bring in product from across the continent.
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FAO tackles land grabbing in effort to increase Africa's food security | Environment & Development | Deutsche Welle | 18.10.2011

FAO tackles land grabbing in effort to increase Africa's food security | Environment & Development | Deutsche Welle | 18.10.2011 | Food issues | Scoop.it
Germany's Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Ilse Aigner opposes the practice of land grabbing in Africa. She says states should take responsibility for themselves and their people.
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Today's Green Minute - An Eco-Friendly Online Video Series with Jim Parks

Today's Green Minute is an online video series dedicated to Green Living and Eco Friendly News. New episodes air every two weeks, so be sure to check back or join our channel to watch!
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FOOD: Rumpus over GM food aid

FOOD: Rumpus over GM food aid | Food issues | Scoop.it
Genetically modified (GM) food aid bound for Africa has long been a bone of contention among governments, scientists, activists, consumers and aid workers.
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Politics Heating Up Over Labeling Genetically-Modified Foods

Politics Heating Up Over Labeling Genetically-Modified Foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
Do you really know much about the corn in your cornflakes? Probably not.
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Greener meat: the offal truth

Greener meat: the offal truth | Food issues | Scoop.it
If there were an easy way to reduce the environmental impact of putting meat on the table would it appeal to you? What if it involved eating tripe?
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Busting the GM myths: a view from Greenpeace

Busting the GM myths: a view from Greenpeace | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Conversation recently published an article looking at the myths about genetic modification.
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Pesticides Are Good for You

Pesticides Are Good for You | Food issues | Scoop.it

Between the junk-food dominated expo and the industry-friendly educational sessions, the American Dietetic Association conference is yet another disturbing example of Big Food's co-optation of the nation's health professionals.

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