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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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Flax an ancient and healthy grain

Flax an ancient and healthy grain | Food issues | Scoop.it
When you think of grain, usually the first thing that comes to mind is a golden field of wheat, but one of the healthiest grains of all actually grows on a plant that bears beautiful blue flowers.
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Food Bank Day – Charity or Justice?

First Call has joined a number of anti-poverty groups in calling for justice this holiday season. We all know that charitable donations increase in December, and while direct donations are very imp...
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Northwest Oyster Die-offs Show Ocean Acidification Has Arrived by Elizabeth Grossman: Yale Environment 360

Northwest Oyster Die-offs Show Ocean Acidification Has Arrived by Elizabeth Grossman: Yale Environment 360 | Food issues | Scoop.it
The acidification of the world’s oceans from an excess of CO2 emissions has already begun, as evidenced recently by the widespread mortality of oyster larvae in the Pacific Northwest.
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Thanksgiving Foods Battle Extreme Weather In 2011 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Thanksgiving Foods Battle Extreme Weather In 2011 (INFOGRAPHIC) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Extreme weather has caused much suffering for people around the globe this year, but what about the food on your Thanksgiving plate? Unfortunately, even this holiday's food didn't escape the storms.
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Lifestyle could change jaw shape - Health - CBC News

Lifestyle could change jaw shape - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Lifestyle is known to affect many aspects of health but now a UK anthropologist says it could even change the shape of our jaws.
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Quiet Push for Agroforestry in U.S.

Quiet Push for Agroforestry in U.S. | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Department of Agriculture has begun encouraging greater use of trees in agriculture.
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Food banks seek low-sugar, low-salt and other healthy donations for holidays | CanadianBusiness.com

Food banks seek low-sugar, low-salt and other healthy donations for holidays | CanadianBusiness.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
MILWAUKEE - The season of giving has started, with schools, churches and businesses kicking off food drives that have become annual holiday traditions...
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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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European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : Ancient cooking pots reveal culinary cues

European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : Ancient cooking pots reveal culinary cues | Food issues | Scoop.it
CORDIS News is a daily online news service provided by the European Union's official research and innovation information service, CORDIS.
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Potatoes: A Thanksgiving dinner staple

Potatoes: A Thanksgiving dinner staple | Food issues | Scoop.it

It's a pretty sure bet that most families celebrating Thanksgiving this week will have potatoes on the menu. Perhaps some will come from your own garden. Other than the turkey, vegetables rate very high on the traditional Thanksgiving table.
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Greenhouse gases soar; scientists see little chance of arresting global warming this century

Greenhouse gases soar; scientists see little chance of arresting global warming this century | Food issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are building up so high, so fast, that some scientists now think the world can no longer limit global warming to the level world leaders have agreed upon as safe.
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After salmonella outbreak, egg mogul will quit his farms

After salmonella outbreak, egg mogul will quit his farms | Food issues | Scoop.it
Egg farms in Iowa, Ohio and Maine racked up environmental and labor violations over decades; recent salmonella outbreak was last straw.
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Do not harm invasive species that pollinate, study warns

Do not harm invasive species that pollinate, study warns | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers found that invasive species can become essential to the very ecosystems threatened by their presence, taking on important biological roles -- such as flower pollination -- once held by the species the interlopers helped eliminate.
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What the Food Movement Can Learn From OWS This Thanksgiving

What the Food Movement Can Learn From OWS This Thanksgiving | Food issues | Scoop.it
While OWS protesters may focus on Bank of America and Chase, it is the corporate giants of food and agriculture, such as Monsanto, Nestle and ADM that are the 1% in the food world.
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Irrigation helps Mozambican farmers survive unreliable rains - AlertNet

Irrigation helps Mozambican farmers survive unreliable rains - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
National park scheme delivers water to dry fields, while early warning system protects communities from floods...
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» More MRSA Found In U.S. Retail Meat (Turkey, Too)

» More MRSA Found In U.S. Retail Meat (Turkey, Too) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Two new studies confirm, once again, that drug-resistant staph or MRSA -- normally thought of as a problem in hospitals -- is showing up in animals and in the meat those animals become. Superbug blogger Maryn McKenna weighs in.
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