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5 Foods to Eat When You Overeat

5 Foods to Eat When You Overeat | Food issues | Scoop.it
If you happen to overindulge, though, don't beat yourself up about it: the best way to handle a slip-up is to get back on track ASAP. And even better news is that research suggests these 5 foods can help you rebound from the damage of a rich meal.
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Organic Farming in China | PRI's The World

Organic Farming in China | PRI's The World | Food issues | Scoop.it
China may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about places that American organic farmers could learn from.
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Friend of a farmer: Why small-scale ag needs community

Friend of a farmer: Why small-scale ag needs community | Food issues | Scoop.it

Farmers need to know they're part of a web of other people who care about and value their work. Even those of us who lean towards fierce independence want to know we're not alone, says young farmer Steph Larsen.

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Food safety inspections give false sense of security

Food safety inspections give false sense of security | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Colorado cantaloupe farm linked by federal regulators to one of the deadliest food outbreaks since the 1920s was graded as having "superior" safety practices just one month before consumers became ill from eating the fruit.
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Free-range turkeys are emerging trend

SALISBURY -- This year an increasing number of Shore residents drove to farms to pick up their holiday turkeys, choosing to skip the grocery store freezer in favor of free-range birds.
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Canada's Health ministers meet to try to shake up food salt content

Canada's Health ministers meet to try to shake up food salt content | Food issues | Scoop.it
The debate over whether food companies should be outed for failing to reduce sodium in their products is on the table at a two-day meeting of provincial and territorial health ministers that starts Thursday in Halifax.
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KENYA: Food security concern as farmers switch from maize to coffee

KENYA: Food security concern as farmers switch from maize to coffee | Food issues | Scoop.it
The switch by many farmers in Kenya's Rift Valley province from staple cereals to more profitable coffee is likely to increase the country's dependence on grain imports and possibly affect food security, agricultural experts have warned.
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Organic Turkeys: Are They Really Worth The Cost?

Organic Turkeys: Are They Really Worth The Cost? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fresh, organic, pasture-fed turkeys are more than double the cost of the regular factory-farmed variety. But once you hear what's in those grocery-store staple birds, you may find the price jump worth it.
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Growing Apples Without Pesticides

Growing Apples Without Pesticides | Food issues | Scoop.it
Michael Phillips is debunking the commonly held belief that apples can’t be grown without pesticides.
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Family Dinners: Just Holiday Time, or All the Time?

Family Dinners: Just Holiday Time, or All the Time? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Family dinners can be a loving, predictable routine that make kids feel safe and cherished. It's wonderful to know there is something you can always count on, even when there's so much unpredictability and change in our fast paced lives.
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Lab mice: Are they limiting our understanding of human disease?

Lab mice: Are they limiting our understanding of human disease? | Food issues | Scoop.it

Mark Mattson knows a lot about mice and rats. He's fed them; he's bred them; he's cut their heads open with a scalpel. Over a brilliant 25-year career in neuroscience—one that's made him a Laboratory Chief at the National Institute on Aging, a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins, a consultant to Alzheimer's nonprofits, and a leading scholar of degenerative brain conditions—Mattson has completed more than 500 original, peer-reviewed studies, using something on the order of 20,000 laboratory rodents. He's investigated the progression and prevention of age-related diseases in rats and mice of every kind: black ones and brown ones; agoutis and albinos; juveniles and adults; males and females. Still, he never quite noticed how fat they were—how bloated and sedentary and sickly—until a Tuesday afternoon in February 2007. That's the day it occurred to him, while giving a lecture at Emory University in Atlanta, that his animals were nothing less (and nothing more) than lazy little butterballs. His animals and everyone else's, too.

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BPA spikes 1,200 per cent after eating canned soup: Study

BPA spikes 1,200 per cent after eating canned soup: Study | Food issues | Scoop.it
People who ate canned soup for five days straight saw their urinary levels of the chemical bisphenol A spike 1,200 per cent compared to those who ate fresh soup, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
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Breaking New Ground (rooftop ag)

Breaking New Ground (rooftop ag) | Food issues | Scoop.it

New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently funded three new urban agriculture projects: a rooftop garden at a settlement house, a vegetable garden near the Gowanus Canal and a commercial rooftop farm atop a Brooklyn Navy Yard building. These projects are part of an innovative green infrastructure program to turn impervious roofs, vacant lots and streets into spaces that soak up the rain and prevent water pollution. Supporting urban farms and gardens as a means of keeping our waterways clean is an excellent idea, and should be dramatically scaled up.

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Corn: Spiritual, Nutritional, Cultural, and in Danger

In New Mexico, Arizona and, recently, Belize, the work to revitalize, promote and sustain traditional methods of farming is being headed up by the Traditional Native American Farmer’s Association ...
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The Himalayan Times : In defense of seed sovereignty - Detail News : Nepal News Portal

The Himalayan Times : In defense of seed sovereignty - Detail News : Nepal News Portal | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto, which intends to enter Nepal, is one of the most controversial corporations in the world, with a past full of unethical acts such as the production of Agent Orange, whose effects linger in Vietnam with more than 150,000 children suffering...
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Air Canada gets good marks for serving healthy food | Canada.com

Air Canada gets good marks for serving healthy food | Canada.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Airline food is usually scoffed at for not being very good, but have you ever thought about how healthy it is?
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Extreme Weather Intensifies International Food Crises

Extreme Weather Intensifies International Food Crises | Food issues | Scoop.it

Top international agricultural experts, including America’s Lester Brown, Britain’s Sir Gordon Conway and Tanzania’s Ephraim Nkonya, say climate change could severely hamper Africa’s ability to produce food in the future.

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Town of Hamburg farm gives turkeys brief but free life

TOWN OF HAMBURG -- The turkeys on Craig Carlson's Ninepatch farm spend just 16 weeks roaming God's creation, but Carlson tries to ensure that those 16 weeks are as good as they can be.
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How Rural Can Reclaim Sustainable Ag | Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural

How Rural Can Reclaim Sustainable Ag | Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural | Food issues | Scoop.it

The principles of sustainable agriculture were born in rural communities. How can those places now profit from the expanding interest in healthy locally-grown food?

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San Francisco cowboy raises Thanksgiving turkeys on Penn Valley ranch | TheUnion.com

San Francisco cowboy raises Thanksgiving turkeys on Penn Valley ranch | TheUnion.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
With the promise of food, a group of large turkeys followed rancher Chuck Shea from the warmth of the barn out into the dirt yard.
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Beans, beautiful beans can be used in recipes from breakfasts to desserts - Brandon Sun

Beans, beautiful beans can be used in recipes from breakfasts to desserts - Brandon Sun | Food issues | Scoop.it
Julie Van Rosendaal has been consuming beans all her life. She credits her father, a gastroenterolog... - Lifestyles Breaking News - Brandon Sun.
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Let’s Talk Turkey…and Squash, Potatoes and Corn

Millions of people across the United States will sit down Nov. 24 to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, potatoes, squash, corn and cranberries.
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Tests Find Little Arsenic in Apple Juice

Tests Find Little Arsenic in Apple Juice | Food issues | Scoop.it
After additional testing, the FDA found low levels of total arsenic in apple juice samples, although eight samples contained high levels of the metal that weren't included in the agency's initial report in September.
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Livestock farmers warn ethanol industry’s demand for corn could lead to meat shortages

Livestock farmers warn ethanol industry’s demand for corn could lead to meat shortages | Food issues | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa — Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation’s ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat prices and even shortages at supermarkets if corn growers have a bad year.
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Sky’s the limit for rooftop farming - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Sky’s the limit for rooftop farming - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News | IOL.co.za | Food issues | Scoop.it

Delegates, who are due to descend on Durban in their thousands at the weekend, will get to see how to grow food even though there might not be enough space. Even a wall can lend itself to growing tomatoes and granadillas.

An urban farm, which has taken only a few months to develop, is on the roof of the “Priority Zone” building – a former warehouse – at 77 Monty Naicker Street, where a pilot project has been running for three years.

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