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PETA Endorses a Butcher

PETA Endorses a Butcher | Food issues | Scoop.it
If theres ever been an organziation who wants to see the whole world go vegetarian, its got to be PETA. Thats why an announcement theyve made on their...
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Orange roughy and other deep-sea fisheries ‘unsustainable’ (ScienceAlert)

Orange roughy and other deep-sea fisheries ‘unsustainable’ (ScienceAlert) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Commercial fishing in the dead sea should be halted to give fishes a chance to repopulate, international leading marine scientists say.
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foodconsumer.org - Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam

foodconsumer.org - Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam...
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Del Monte Fresh Produce in Dispute Over Melon Safety

Del Monte Fresh Produce in Dispute Over Melon Safety | Food issues | Scoop.it
Del Monte Fresh Produce has accused federal and state regulators of bullying and overreaching in a case involving contaminated melons.
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Feeding the world requires "a new paradigm"

Feeding the world requires "a new paradigm" | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agriculture specialists convening in Bern to debate the question of how to feed the world have agreed on one thing: a new paradigm is needed.
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Storytelling -- It's News!

Kate Dudding maintains this terrific list for the National Storytelling Network

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World Environment News - Monsanto Wins Lawsuit Against Indiana Soybean Farmer - Planet Ark

Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, has prevailed in another lawsuit against a U.S.
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Hunger In Chicago: Study Shows 1 In 5 Chicagoans Aren't Sure Where They'll Find Their Next Meal

Hunger In Chicago: Study Shows 1 In 5 Chicagoans Aren't Sure Where They'll Find Their Next Meal | Food issues | Scoop.it
New data released Wednesday by the Greater Chicago Food Depository shows that just over 20 percent of Chicagoans face "food insecurity." The data [PDF] reported a strong link between unemployment and food insecurity -- or hunger, particularly on...
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Diet quality linked to mental health in teenagers: Australian study

Eating lots of fruit and vegetables could help protect teenagers from mental health problems, according to an Australian study published on Thursday in the scientific journal PLoS One.

The study of 3,000 adolescents aged 11 to 18 found that those who had poor diets filled with junk and processed foods were more likely to suffer mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

The new research, carried out by Felic Jack from Deakin University's Barwon Psychiatric Research Unit in Victoria, is the first to demonstrate the link between diet quality and mental health disorder in adolescents.

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Tainted cantaloupe toll rises to 55 illnesses, 8 deaths

Tainted cantaloupe toll rises to 55 illnesses, 8 deaths | Food issues | Scoop.it
The toll of listeria food poisoning infections tied to contaminated cantaloupe rose sharply Wednesday, with health officials reporting 55 people sickened and eight dead in 14 states after eating tainted fruit.
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Billions In Farm Subsidies Underwrite Junk Food, Study Finds

Billions In Farm Subsidies Underwrite Junk Food, Study Finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
It's a well known fact that most farm subsidies go to crops, like feed corn, that aren't exactly healthy. They're crops that are easy to grown en masse and in the heartland.
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Will Sustainable Farms Survive in Flood-Prone New York?

Will Sustainable Farms Survive in Flood-Prone New York? | Food issues | Scoop.it
In these upstate regions in Ulster, Sullivan, and Delaware counties, there's a new breed of organic and sustainable farming.
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GMO policy favours corporations - not the public interest - Public Service Europe

GMO policy favours corporations - not the public interest - Public Service Europe | Food issues | Scoop.it
Recent EU regulatory developments fail to protect public health, the environment or farmers – argues Joao Ferreira MEP...
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The dangers of Genetically Modified foods | Public Eye Daily

The dangers of Genetically Modified foods | Public Eye Daily | Food issues | Scoop.it
For decades biotech companies like Monsanto and Syngenta have been making billions of dollars in profits by selling us their genetically-modified (GM) agricultural crops as the answer to the world's growing farming and food production problems.
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Vending machines 'undermine' hospitals'

Vending machines 'undermine' hospitals' | Food issues | Scoop.it
In this week's Scrubbing Up, a nutrition expert says pregnant women need more advice about weight control.
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Lives devastated by listeria as cantaloupe outbreak grows

Lives devastated by listeria as cantaloupe outbreak grows | Food issues | Scoop.it
An 84-year-old Colorado man remains in a care center a month after a listeria-tainted cantaloupe left him with an infection linked to a growing outbreak that has sickened at least 55 and killed eight.
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Coca-Cola cuts vitamin A content in fruit beverage

Coca-Cola cuts vitamin A content in fruit beverage | Food issues | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola Ltd. has reduced drastically the amount of Vitamin A in one of its fruit drinks after nutrition experts complained the elevated level could pose a health risk.
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Green Scene: New Chicago ordinance encourages urban farmers to start planting | Small Business | Blogs | Crain's Chicago Business

Urban farming entrepreneurs can start digging and planting now that the Chicago City Council passed a new zoning ordinance that defines what they can do on a parcel of land within the city limits.

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Calgary schools to ban junk food in 2012 - Health - CBC News

Calgary schools to ban junk food in 2012 - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chocolate bars, fries, high energy sport drinks, and even instant noodle soups are on the hit list — while muffins, fruit juices, vegetable soups and yogurt get school board approval.
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Food Crisis Looms As Drought Lingers In Afghanistan

Food Crisis Looms As Drought Lingers In Afghanistan | Food issues | Scoop.it
The current dry spell sweeping across Afghanistan’s northern, northeastern and western provinces could lead to a large-scale food crisis and the humanitarian community should act quickly to ensure this does not degenerate into a disaster.
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Whose Responsibility Is It to Feed America's Hungry?

Whose Responsibility Is It to Feed America's Hungry? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Every person and every sector has an obligation to help our fellow citizens and ensure America's prosperity. Hunger is an urgent issue in America, and we must do something about it now. Not tomorrow or next year, but now.
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Achieving livelihood stability through agriculture and social protection - AlertNet

Extract from the fourth chapter of the IFRC's World Disasters Report 2011...
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Diets fail 'because advice is wrong'

Diets fail 'because advice is wrong' | Food issues | Scoop.it
The reason most diets fail could be because the advice given is at best misleading and, at worst, completely wrong, say researchers.
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Monsanto or Organic? Who to trust with your food [infographic]

Monsanto or Organic? Who to trust with your food [infographic] | Food issues | Scoop.it

"In putting together this infographic (I have a larger version of the image if anyone wants it) it struck me that nearly all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here, rode the same wave of public opinion. In regards to nuclear weapons, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange and aspartame the talking point was that each was beneficial to America/Americans. It wasn’t until time (life’s best teacher) taught us that these were all highly toxic and deadly endeavors with the same two outcomes. People got sick/died and Monsanto got rich.
I am confident that GMOs will (eventually) follow suit."

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Food Industry Pitted Against Public Health At U.N. Summit

Food Industry Pitted Against Public Health At U.N. Summit | Food issues | Scoop.it
At the first United Nations General Assembly session on chronic diseases this week, public health advocates questioned whether food companies should be treated as partners when making policy on chronic disease.
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