Food issues
Follow
Find
23.7K views | +0 today
Food issues
From sustainable agriculture to Big Ag around the globe
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Stand in Solidarity with Adam Guerrero | Kitchen Gardeners International

Stand in Solidarity with Adam Guerrero | Kitchen Gardeners International | Food issues | Scoop.it

"This week Adam Guerrero, a math teacher at Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis, TN., along with three students became lawbreakers after they continued to tend to a garden after it was deemed a neighborhood nuisance. Guerrero was citied for violating city ordinances 48-38 and 48-97. His crime, as reported by the Memphis Flyer, consists of failure to maintain "a clean and sanitary condition free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage" at his Nutbush home.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

U.S. Food and Job Crises Spawn New Green Farming Coalition | World-Wire

U.S. Food and Job Crises Spawn New Green Farming Coalition | World-Wire | Food issues | Scoop.it

A new organization, the Recirculating Farms Coalition, is officially launching a national campaign to promote growing local, fresh food and create green jobs. Its focus is on eco-friendly farms that use clean, recycled water in place of soil to grow plants (hydroponics), fish (aquaculture), or a combination of both plants and fish (aquaponics). The new collaborative brings together educators, farmers, fishermen, chefs, non-profit organizations and many others who are working to create an accessible, sustainable and healthy food system in the United States.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Does Kenya need GM crops?

GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisation founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Thai-style green curry for dinner on Meatless Monday - Denver Restaurants and Dining - Cafe Society

Thai-style green curry for dinner on Meatless Monday - Denver Restaurants and Dining - Cafe Society | Food issues | Scoop.it
No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as an incentive to join the...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Pest resurgence casts doubts on benefits of modified corn

Pest resurgence casts doubts on benefits of modified corn | Food issues | Scoop.it
Corn pest resurgence leads to debate about the role of genetically modified corn, and casts doubts on benefits of one of the nation's most popular seed lines.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Study sees no clear link between BPA, diabetes

Study sees no clear link between BPA, diabetes | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study out Monday finds no clear evidence that people's exposure to bisphenol A, a controversial chemical in plastics, is related to their risk of diabetes.In a study of...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Can the obesity epidemic be reversed?

Can the obesity epidemic be reversed? | Food issues | Scoop.it

There hasn't been any country that's successfully been able to turn around the obesity epidemic, which indicates existing public health approaches have obviously not been working. Our research shows the key drivers of obesity are predominantly around food supply - the increasing supply of cheap, tasty, high-calorie food and the very effective marketing the food industry does around those foods. In order to counteract those big driving forces from the food industry, it really does require government leadership and regulation.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Are You Being Tricked Into Eating Junk Food?

Are You Being Tricked Into Eating Junk Food? | Food issues | Scoop.it

Marketers get paid a lot of money to get you to eat unhealthy food.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Alzheimer's link yet another reason to fear diabetes

Alzheimer's link yet another reason to fear diabetes | Food issues | Scoop.it
The evidence linking Type 2 diabetes and the risk for Alzheimer's disease has been growing for years. New research released Monday in the journal Neurology makes the case even stronger.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Super Weeds Pose Growing Threat to U.S. Crops: Scientific American

Super Weeds Pose Growing Threat to U.S. Crops: Scientific American | Food issues | Scoop.it
Farmer Mark Nelson bends down and yanks a four-foot-tall weed from his northeast Kansas soybean field.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Low-fat yogurt intake when pregnant linked to increased risk of child asthma and hay fever, study suggests

Low-fat yogurt intake when pregnant linked to increased risk of child asthma and hay fever, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
Eating low-fat yogurt while pregnant can increase the risk of your child developing asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever), according to recent findings.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

5 Foods to Stop Eating Today

5 Foods to Stop Eating Today | Food issues | Scoop.it
We can talk about "eating in moderation," but if what we're eating in moderation consists of nothing more than processed, bleached, preserved and sugared ingredients, we might as well just call it what it is: gradual toxic food poisoning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Meatless Monday: Fire and Rain

Meatless Monday: Fire and Rain | Food issues | Scoop.it
The two farms are 2,000 miles apart, but both farmers use sustainable practices, and unlike Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, both believe in climate change.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

A push to farm smarter – not bigger – to feed the world's hungry

A push to farm smarter – not bigger – to feed the world's hungry | Food issues | Scoop.it
With famine in Africa and food prices at record highs, governments and agencies around the globe are looking to educate small farmers about more efficient, sustainable agriculture practices.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Desertification on the march UN meeting hears | Politics | The Earth Times

Desertification on the march UN meeting hears | Politics | The Earth Times | Food issues | Scoop.it
The world's dry lands are vanishing from agricultural production at an ever increasing rate just as the burgeoning population means massive increases in the food supply will be needed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

No market for genetically modified wheat, CWB says

No market for genetically modified wheat, CWB says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canadians needn't worry about genetically modified bread winding up on their kitchen table any time soon despite the global push to start experimenting with genetically altered wheat to feed the world's growing population.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Mexico set to expand GMO corn planting-group

Mexico set to expand GMO corn planting-group | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sept 20 (Reuters) - * More than 10 permitssought again for pilot projects * Pro-GMO group sees commercial corn planting by next year MEXICO CITY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Permits to plant largeextensions...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Growing jellyfish invasion oozes across southern U.S.

Growing jellyfish invasion oozes across southern U.S. | Food issues | Scoop.it
Jellyfish population appears to be growing and taking over as ocean predators as a result of overfishing and climate change, scientists claim...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

National Conference To End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals

National Conference To End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals | Food issues | Scoop.it
The National Conference to End Factory Farming brings together health, environmental and animal protection experts to discuss factory farming's negative impacts and collaborate on solutions.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Scientists draw out all-natural meat flavors from mushrooms

Scientists draw out all-natural meat flavors from mushrooms | Food issues | Scoop.it
All-natural, vegetarian meat-flavored food products made from mushrooms could satisfy carnivores without harming the earth - or laying a finger on any bovine beasts.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Brain May Sabotage Efforts To Lose Weight - Science News

Brain May Sabotage Efforts To Lose Weight - Science News | Food issues | Scoop.it
The sight of food turns different parts of the brain on in lean versus obese people, a new study finds...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Long-vilified swordfish industry finds support in environmental group

Long-vilified swordfish industry finds support in environmental group | Food issues | Scoop.it

The swordfish industry has been vilified for years.

They’ve been painted as a fleet of fishermen determined to troll the oceans with their “curtains of death,” or gill nets, in order to capture the magnificent fish at the deathly expense of migrating turtles, dolphins and whales.

 

But government officials and one very powerful and influential environmental group say that picture is inaccurate. They want the government to consider expanding, or at least reevaluating, the West Coast fishery.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

B.C. Man Could Get Jail for Selling Home-Grown Veggies | Canada | Epoch Times

B.C. Man Could Get Jail for Selling Home-Grown Veggies | Canada | Epoch Times | Food issues | Scoop.it
When Dirk Becker began converting his 2.5 acre lot from a gravel pit into a thriving but small-scale organic farm, he had no idea he would face the wrath of Town Hall.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

U.S. restaurants put PG rating on fries

U.S. restaurants put PG rating on fries | Food issues | Scoop.it
An American restaurant operator is to introduce a "PG" system for menus in the latest victory for Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Some bacteria in food can be good

Some bacteria in food can be good | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Culture of Fermenting: With kitchen counters full of bubbling and fizzing foods and basements chocked with crocks, a culture of cultures is re-emerging.
more...
No comment yet.