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42 Pictures Of Pigs Swimming

42 Pictures Of Pigs Swimming | Food issues | Scoop.it
42 Pictures Of Pigs Swimming: These pigs really love the water. My new life goal is to go swimming with them...
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Cathryn Wellner's comment, December 31, 2011 12:51 PM
When they are treated with respect and love, they are the happiest of creatures, and I love the way they enjoy their bodies.
Theresa's comment, July 9, 2013 7:09 PM
I went swimming with them. so cute! (exept my husband lost his appetite after.)
Cathryn Wellner's comment, July 9, 2013 7:20 PM
What fun, Theresa! I empathize with your husband. ;-)
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Farming practices threaten widely grown corn crop

Farming practices threaten widely grown corn crop | 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 developing resistance more quickly than scientists expected.

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Canada Mulls Looser Policy For GMO Food Imports

Canada Mulls Looser Policy For GMO Food Imports | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Canadian government proposal that would allow in low levels of contamination from genetically modified foods from other countries is raising concerns among activist groups.
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Latest China food safety scandal widens to oil

Latest China food safety scandal widens to oil | Food issues | Scoop.it

Chinese authorities have recalled cooking oil products made by three companies after finding they contained the same type of cancer-causing toxin recently found in milk, state media said Thursday.

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France approves soda tax

France approves soda tax | Food issues | Scoop.it
Beverage firms oppose the tax, which is part of an attack on obesity but also is expected to raise about $156 million for a country struggling to balance its budget.
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Cape Breton farmer produces sheep cheese - Nova Scotia - CBC News

Cape Breton farmer produces sheep cheese - Nova Scotia - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new type of cheese is now available for purchase in Cape Breton. It's firm and tastes like old cheddar, but this fromage is not made from cow or goat milk. It's produced from sheep's milk.
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Brain Food: These Nutrients Help The Brain Stay Sharp For Longer

Brain Food: These Nutrients Help The Brain Stay Sharp For Longer | Food issues | Scoop.it
Seniors who ate healthful diets scored better on tests of mental acuity than did their peers who consumed junk food, according to a new study.
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McDonald's patty, bun, cheese unchanged after one year sitting on kitchen counter

McDonald's patty, bun, cheese unchanged after one year sitting on kitchen counter | Food issues | Scoop.it
Whenever Melanie Hesketh’s kids get a hankering for junk food, all she has to do is point to the kitchen counter.
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Monsanto’s Ill-Effects In India - OpEd

Monsanto’s Ill-Effects In India - OpEd | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto’s operation in India illustrates the monopolization and manipulation of market economy, tradition, and technology.
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China hit by ANOTHER toxic milk scandal

China hit by ANOTHER toxic milk scandal | Food issues | Scoop.it

China's biggest milk producer Mengniu Dairy Group (MDC) said it found milk containing high levels of aflatoxin - which can lead to liver cancer - before it had made its way to market and was sold to the public.

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#227 Cooking Up the food stories | This gives me hope

#227 Cooking Up the food stories | This gives me hope | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food needs friends. The soil that gives it nutrients has been plowed, poisoned, and pilfered. The seeds that give it a good start have been hybridized ...
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The bad food news of 2011

The bad food news of 2011 | Food issues | Scoop.it
Grist's food politics reporting isn't all sunshine and roses: Here's a rundown of the stories that got our goat in 2011 -- and here's hoping for a much brighter 2012.
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Vietnam-era chemical poisons US farms

Vietnam-era chemical poisons US farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
The US may soon allow its farmlands to be poisoned by a deadly Vietnam-war chemical.
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Commission approves GM seeds to enter EU

Commission approves GM seeds to enter EU | Food issues | Scoop.it

The European Commission adopted three Decisions authorising Genetically Modified (GM) maize MIR604xGA21, Bt11xMIR604, Bt11xMIR604xGA21, from Syngenta AG (SYNN) and one Decision authorising GM cotton 281-24-236/3006-210-23, from Dow Chemical Co. (DOW).

 

These four Decisions cover the authorisation for food and feed uses and import and processing, but not for cultivation.

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Dow’s New GM Corn: The Return of Agent Orange

Dow’s New GM Corn: The Return of Agent Orange | Food issues | Scoop.it
by Sayer Ji greenmedinfo.com Whether you are aware of it or not, your food, air and water are the battle ground upon which a titanic struggle between...
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Q&A: Tuna Fisheries Must Make Short-Term Sacrifices

Q&A: Tuna Fisheries Must Make Short-Term Sacrifices | Food issues | Scoop.it
For the last ten years, environmentalists and marine biologists have repeatedly warned that the world’s tuna populations, and particularly bluefin tuna, are being overfished to the verge of extinction.
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More Efficient Foods, Less Waste: Scientific American


Different foods require different amounts of energy to produce. Meat is four times as demanding as grains are. If consumers would gravitate toward less intensive foods, energy use would drop.
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You are what you subsidize? Junk food getting plenty of taxpayer help

You are what you subsidize? Junk food getting plenty of taxpayer help | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new report raises a serious question: With obesity rates rising and government debt skyrocketing, should U.S. taxpayers be subsidizing junk food?
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How An Unhealthy Diet Makes Shift Work Even Riskier

How An Unhealthy Diet Makes Shift Work Even Riskier | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Sophie Bushwick(Click here for the original article and podcast) For shift workers, odd hours usually mean strange sleeping habits and unhealthy meals.
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It is important that shift-workers maintain a healthy diet. Unhealthy meals can cause health problems as well as making the paramedic/ shift worker feel lethargic and low on energy. Shift-workers have unusual sleeping habits but must try and  remain fit and healthy. Eating well can improve how you feel as well as uplifting your mood. 

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Urban Gardens Promote Healthy Eating in Food Deserts

Urban Gardens Promote Healthy Eating in Food Deserts | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chicago Tribune columnist Dawn Turner Trice explores the virtues of urban gardens, saying that they help promote healthy eating and create jobs in poor communities.
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Worms feasting on popular pesticide-producing corn

One of the nation's most widely planted crops -- genetically engineered corn that makes its own insecticide -- may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be developing resistance more quickly than scientists expected.
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Britain's topsy-turvy weather means vegetables arrive three months early

Britain's topsy-turvy weather means vegetables arrive three months early | Food issues | Scoop.it
Farmers say they are harvesting cabbages, sprouts broccoli and cauliflowers up to three months earlier than usual and some fear they could see shortages in the Spring.
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The Tyee – Secrets of the Banana

The Tyee – Secrets of the Banana | Food issues | Scoop.it

Not the forbidden fruit, but equally sinister. Part one of my journey into the republic.
By Spring Gillard

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Maine’s case against a Blue Hill farmer and his cow gains national attention

Maine’s case against a Blue Hill farmer and his cow gains national attention | Food issues | Scoop.it
EAST BLUE HILL, Maine — Officially, her name is Sprocket. But Dan Brown has a tongue-in-cheek moniker for the 4-year-old cow at the heart of his legal problems with the state of Maine: Troublemaker.
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