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What is super broccoli?

What is super broccoli? | Food issues | Scoop.it
European authorities patent a hybrid of two types of broccoli that contains 3 times the normal amount of glucoraphanin.
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Raw-food crackdown went too far, defense attorneys say

Raw-food crackdown went too far, defense attorneys say | Food issues | Scoop.it
The bust had all the makings of a major criminal investigation.
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Food safety in China: In the gutter

Food safety in China: In the gutter | Food issues | Scoop.it

WALMART, an American supermarket chain, has been having a tough time recently in China, one of its fastest growing markets.
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Walmart Can’t Lead Us Out of the Food Desert - COLORLINES

Walmart Can’t Lead Us Out of the Food Desert - COLORLINES | Food issues | Scoop.it
Efforts to get affordable healthy foods into deprived communities are finally spreading around the country.
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Food Scarcity à la Wall Street

Food Scarcity à la Wall Street | Food issues | Scoop.it
The present food crisis -- in which nearly a billion people are going hungry -- is used as proof of the food scarcity plaguing the planet. There is scarcity -- but not of food.
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Are Our Kids' Diets Too Sweet?

Are Our Kids' Diets Too Sweet? | Food issues | Scoop.it
It's hard to find a child who doesn't love sugary foods, and chances are that the processed or packaged food your child eats has some amount of added sugar. Research suggests that this trend has spiraled out of control.
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Are Chipotle And Trader Joe's Really Selling Food With "Integrity?"

Are Chipotle And Trader Joe's Really Selling Food With "Integrity?" | Food issues | Scoop.it
Taco Bell has agreed to join the plight for farm workers, as have 9 other major corporations including McDonald's, Subway, Burger King, and Whole Foods. But guess who wont: Chipotle and Trader Joe's.
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Researchers Find Salmon Vital To Biodiversity in California - capradio.org

Researchers Find Salmon Vital To Biodiversity in California - capradio.org | Food issues | Scoop.it

Once California was home to a million spring run Chinook salmon. Today there are fewer than 10,000. A new study suggests climate change could render the fish extinct in California. The study also explores how important the salmon are to biodiversity.

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You are what you eat: Low fat diet with fish oil slows growth of human prostate cancer cells, study suggests

You are what you eat: Low fat diet with fish oil slows growth of human prostate cancer cells, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
A low-fat diet with fish oil supplements eaten for four to six weeks prior to prostate removal slowed down the growth of prostate cancer cells -- the number of rapidly dividing cells -- in human prostate cancer tissue compared to a traditional,...
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Are teens who drink pop more apt to be violent?

Are teens who drink pop more apt to be violent? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Children and teens who drink a lot of soda pop are twice as likely to steal, beat someone up or bring a weapon to school compared with peers who don't drink it, according to a new review of Minnesota student survey data...
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Food, health tie reflected in grocery baskets - Health - CBC News

Food, health tie reflected in grocery baskets - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Consumers are seeking out more foods that are healthy, says the head of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.
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New test can precisely pinpoint food pathogens

A collaborative team led by Cornell University scientists will enable government agencies and food companies to pinpoint the exact nature and origin of food-borne bacteria with unprecedented accuracy.
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France pushes meat in school lunches

France pushes meat in school lunches | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new law that imposes strict nutrition requirements on school cafeterias essentially punishes vegetarians and vegans, according to advocacy groups...
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Bananas grown with coffee to combat climate change

Bananas grown with coffee to combat climate change | Food issues | Scoop.it

Farms like this one, on which cash crops like coffee share soil with food-crops like bananas, could be vital to the future of central Africa's volatile Great Lakes region, according to scientists from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) --a non-profit research group working on solutions for hunger, malnutrition and poverty -- and the Rwandan government.

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Food companies petitioned to ban new Monsanto GMO corn

Food companies petitioned to ban new Monsanto GMO corn | Food issues | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Opponents of Monsanto's new genetically modified sweet corn are petitioning national food retailers and processors to ban the biotech corn, which is not labeled as being genetically altered...
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Strawberries protect the stomach from alcohol, rat experiments suggest

Strawberries protect the stomach from alcohol, rat experiments suggest | Food issues | Scoop.it
In an experiment on rats, European researchers have proved that eating strawberries reduces the harm that alcohol can cause to the stomach mucous membrane. The study may contribute to improving the treatment of stomach ulcers.
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'Magnetic tongue' ready to help produce tastier processed foods

'Magnetic tongue' ready to help produce tastier processed foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
The "electronic nose," which detects odors, has a companion among emerging futuristic "e-sensing" devices intended to replace abilities that once were strictly human-and-animal-only.
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Obesity and public health: a taxing issue

Obesity and public health: a taxing issue | Food issues | Scoop.it
Several countries have set up fat taxes to fight obesity, but there are some drawbacks, writes David Buck of the King's Fund...
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Soda a day equals eating 50 pounds of sugar each year - UPI.com

Soda a day equals eating 50 pounds of sugar each year - UPI.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Drinking just one 20-ounce soda a day translates to eating 50 pounds of sugar a year, a New York City health department public education campaign says.
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Poor access to fresh food is a solvable health problem

Poor access to fresh food is a solvable health problem | Food issues | Scoop.it

Although cynics might argue that the market gives people the food they deserve, research published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests otherwise. During the 1990s, when the American government paid for around 1,800 women to move out of public housing, the women who had moved showed a 20% lower rate of obesity and diabetes than those who had not. In other words, their improved environment (which many assume would include better shops) led to their better health.

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Human Waste to Revive Haitian Farmland?

Human Waste to Revive Haitian Farmland? | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new type of public toilet is helping Haitians make fertilizer from human waste, which may someday revive the country's degraded soil.
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Coffee consumption associated with decreased risk for basal cell carcinoma

Coffee consumption associated with decreased risk for basal cell carcinoma | Food issues | Scoop.it
Caffeine could be related to an inverse association between basal cell carcinoma risk and consumption of coffee, a study found.
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Living near fast food joints may not up weight

Living near fast food joints may not up weight | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adults who live close to fast food restaurants may not weigh any more than the rest of us, a new study suggests.The findings, from a 30-year study of Massachusetts adults,...
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Organic Eggs Sold in 3 States Recalled for Salmonella | Food & Drink | Lifestyle | Mainstreet

Organic Eggs Sold in 3 States Recalled for Salmonella | Food & Drink | Lifestyle | Mainstreet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Larry Schultz Organic Farm in Ottawa, Minn., is recalling its eggs after health officials discovered they may be contaminated with salmonella.
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