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A consuming passion

A consuming passion | Food issues | Scoop.it

We are facing disaster unless we rethink everything about the way we produce, distribute and consume food, says food policy professor Tim Lang. Think of a global issue, from peak oil to biodiversity and climate change to obesity, and it can be tracked back to food.

 

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Killer fields - The Times of India

Killer fields - The Times of India | Food issues | Scoop.it


Pulla Kala will never forget October 31. That evening, she watched her husband Pulla Yellaiah look up at the skies and chant a silent prayer.
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Prince Charles takes Maasai name ‘The Helper of Cows’

Prince Charles takes Maasai name ‘The Helper of Cows’ | Food issues | Scoop.it
Tanzania News::TheCitizen is Tanzania's leading Newspaper that offers latest Tanzania News on Elections, Politics, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Jobs.
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Fighting to Sell Junk Food to Kids: Really, Grocery Manufacturers? That's Your Highest Priority?

Fighting to Sell Junk Food to Kids: Really, Grocery Manufacturers? That's Your Highest Priority? | Food issues | Scoop.it
The truth is that the food industry's single biggest priority is preserving its ability to market junk food to young kids. If you don't believe me, ask the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
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Freakonomics Blog: Still Wrong on Local Food

Freakonomics Blog: Still Wrong on Local Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Once again, blogger Steven Sexton mounts a limp defense of the food status quo.
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Living on Earth: Protecting Pacific Salmon

Living on Earth: Protecting Pacific Salmon | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers are testing Pacific salmon for evidence of a virus that’s killed millions of farmed salmon in Europe, Chile and the east coast of North America.
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Living on Earth: Fishy Labels For Seafood

Living on Earth: Fishy Labels For Seafood | Food issues | Scoop.it
Popular retailers like Target, Costco and Walmart have started to sell fish labeled as certified sustainable. But there’s disagreement on what these labels mean.
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India: Suicide Rate Among Indian Farmers Soar As They Struggle To Make Ends Meet | World News | Sky News

India: Suicide Rate Among Indian Farmers Soar As They Struggle To Make Ends Meet | World News | Sky News | Food issues | Scoop.it
The record suicide rate among farmers in India continues to rise and is threatening the country's stability and future development, according to campaigners.
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McDonald's Dumps McMuffin Egg Factory Over Health Concerns

McDonald's Dumps McMuffin Egg Factory Over Health Concerns | Food issues | Scoop.it
McDonald's says it "will no longer accept" eggs from one of the country's biggest egg companies, Sparboe Farms, that is the subject of an ABC News investigation to be broadcast Friday on "20/20" and "World News with Diane Sawyer" and was cited...
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Let's can the food drives

Let's can the food drives | Food issues | Scoop.it
The holiday season is here. And in the spirit of the season, millions of people will donate food to food drives. Much of that food will be lovingly packed into boxes and baskets to be distributed to needy families.
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Veganism has some stylish new spokespeople: Celebs

Veganism has some stylish new spokespeople: Celebs | Food issues | Scoop.it
Walk into Pure Food and Wine on Manhattan's chic Irving Place and back into its luxurious garden, and you might spot actress Katie Holmes.
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Shoplifters stealing food 'to live' as prices soar in B.C., expert says

Shoplifters stealing food 'to live' as prices soar in B.C., expert says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Students with backpacks, mothers with strollers and senior citizens with canes — Joe Wilson is seeing a whole new breed of grocerty shoplifter.
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Traditional cooking in Egypt’s rural areas | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt

Traditional cooking in Egypt’s rural areas | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt | Food issues | Scoop.it
  Last September, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alarming report naming Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) as the leading cause of death worldwide.
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The Garden of Learning: The Shasta College Community Teaching Garden, Redding | anewscafe.com

The Garden of Learning: The Shasta College Community Teaching Garden, Redding | anewscafe.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
I was lucky in having been born the daughter of a dedicated gardener mother (aided always by my father) and the grand daughter of two avid gardening grandfathers. Growing up at 8,000 feet on the front range of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, ...
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The key to life revealed in her 'Lazarus plants' - Times LIVE

The key to life revealed in her 'Lazarus plants' - Times LIVE | Food issues | Scoop.it
South African scientist praised for unlocking secrets to drought-surviving crops, writes Rowan Philp...
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Anatomy of Genetically Modified Turkey

INFOGRAPHIC: The Anatomy of Genetically Modified Turkey | Food issues | Scoop.it
 
With Thanksgiving just a week away many families are planning for that perfect Turkey feast.
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Prep Schools Encourage Students to Learn to Farm

Prep Schools Encourage Students to Learn to Farm | Food issues | Scoop.it
Several private schools with farming heritages have begun reincorporating agriculture into their curriculums.
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Why are we still eating bluefin tuna?

Why are we still eating bluefin tuna? | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Atlantic bluefin tuna — an animal that reaches 1,500 pounds, swims at 40 miles per hour, heats its blood 20 degrees above ambient and crosses the breadth of the ocean — is in serious trouble.

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Fish and rice flourish together in paddies

Fish and rice flourish together in paddies | Food issues | Scoop.it

A traditional farming technique that cultivates rice and fish side-by-side could help small farmers earn more money from their crops and reduce the impact on the environment, according to a study.

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Simple Ideas For A Sustainable Thanksgiving

Simple Ideas For A Sustainable Thanksgiving | Food issues | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving originated as a way to celebrate the Pilgrim’s bountiful autumn harvest. So, to me it seems fitting that we honor our farmers on this day.
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Heart health lost early in life - Health - CBC News

Heart health lost early in life - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
American teens are likely to die of heart disease at a younger age than adults, a new study suggests.
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Wake Up to the (Secret) Farm Bill

Wake Up to the (Secret) Farm Bill | Food issues | Scoop.it
A historical perspective on the Farm Bill and how the 2012 version might be in danger of being hijacked by the Super Committee.
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Dishing Up Culture

Dishing Up Culture | Food issues | Scoop.it

Food is not just a vehicle for the delivery of nutrients and calories; food is a source of pleasure and family ties and community building. Food is mystifyingly intertwined with culture, family, faith and tradition. In our most recent Web Digest, each fellow has provided his or her own perspective on the influence of culture on food.

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Cheap food, big portions stymie willpower - UPI.com

Cheap food, big portions stymie willpower - UPI.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
A U.S. researcher says willpower to keep from eating too much is stymied by larger packaging, cheap prices and big portions.
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