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Why are we still eating bluefin tuna?

Why are we still eating bluefin tuna? | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Atlantic bluefin tuna — an animal that reaches 1,500 pounds, swims at 40 miles per hour, heats its blood 20 degrees above ambient and crosses the breadth of the ocean — is in serious trouble.

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Fish and rice flourish together in paddies

Fish and rice flourish together in paddies | Food issues | Scoop.it

A traditional farming technique that cultivates rice and fish side-by-side could help small farmers earn more money from their crops and reduce the impact on the environment, according to a study.

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Simple Ideas For A Sustainable Thanksgiving

Simple Ideas For A Sustainable Thanksgiving | Food issues | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving originated as a way to celebrate the Pilgrim’s bountiful autumn harvest. So, to me it seems fitting that we honor our farmers on this day.
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Heart health lost early in life - Health - CBC News

Heart health lost early in life - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
American teens are likely to die of heart disease at a younger age than adults, a new study suggests.
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Wake Up to the (Secret) Farm Bill

Wake Up to the (Secret) Farm Bill | Food issues | Scoop.it
A historical perspective on the Farm Bill and how the 2012 version might be in danger of being hijacked by the Super Committee.
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Dishing Up Culture

Dishing Up Culture | Food issues | Scoop.it

Food is not just a vehicle for the delivery of nutrients and calories; food is a source of pleasure and family ties and community building. Food is mystifyingly intertwined with culture, family, faith and tradition. In our most recent Web Digest, each fellow has provided his or her own perspective on the influence of culture on food.

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Cheap food, big portions stymie willpower - UPI.com

Cheap food, big portions stymie willpower - UPI.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
A U.S. researcher says willpower to keep from eating too much is stymied by larger packaging, cheap prices and big portions.
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Genetically Modified Crops - Contamination without Representation - Salem-News.Com

Genetically Modified Crops - Contamination without Representation - Salem-News.Com | Food issues | Scoop.it
A public hearing is being held in Corvallis, Oregon this Thursday, November 17th to determine if Genetically Modified sugar beets will be deregulated in Oregon.Meanwhile, the public comment period maybe just a local distraction giving way to ful.....
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Percy Schmeiser - The Man Who Beat Monsanto | Wake Up World

Percy Schmeiser - The Man Who Beat Monsanto | Wake Up World | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Canadian Farmer tells the story of how a corporation by the name of Monsanto tried to take his farm, his land and his life away. How he Fought Back and Won!!
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Staple Scare: Radioactive Rice in Fukushima

Staple Scare: Radioactive Rice in Fukushima | Food issues | Scoop.it
Japan's latest food scare hits at the heart of the country’s proud national staple: Radioactive cesium exceeding the government limit was detected for the first time in rice harvested in Fukushima prefecture.
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Sea salt health claims 'flawed'

Sea salt health claims 'flawed' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Rock and sea salt is no different to ordinary table salt, despite claims it is natural and more healthy, say consumer groups.
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Less food, more time: secrets to eating well

Each year between fall and the holiday season, Melanie seemed to pack on a few extra pounds. The shorter amount of daylight was partly to blame for her lower motivation to keep up her walking program.
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Future of Organic Food and Agriculture at Risk | Cornucopia Institute

Future of Organic Food and Agriculture at Risk | Cornucopia Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it
Use of Synthetic Preservatives, Genetically Mutated Ingredients and Weak Animal Welfare Standards Headed for Vote by USDA Panel Cornucopia, WI—The...
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Living on Earth: Protecting Pacific Salmon

Living on Earth: Protecting Pacific Salmon | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers are testing Pacific salmon for evidence of a virus that’s killed millions of farmed salmon in Europe, Chile and the east coast of North America.
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Living on Earth: Fishy Labels For Seafood

Living on Earth: Fishy Labels For Seafood | Food issues | Scoop.it
Popular retailers like Target, Costco and Walmart have started to sell fish labeled as certified sustainable. But there’s disagreement on what these labels mean.
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India: Suicide Rate Among Indian Farmers Soar As They Struggle To Make Ends Meet | World News | Sky News

India: Suicide Rate Among Indian Farmers Soar As They Struggle To Make Ends Meet | World News | Sky News | Food issues | Scoop.it
The record suicide rate among farmers in India continues to rise and is threatening the country's stability and future development, according to campaigners.
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McDonald's Dumps McMuffin Egg Factory Over Health Concerns

McDonald's Dumps McMuffin Egg Factory Over Health Concerns | Food issues | Scoop.it
McDonald's says it "will no longer accept" eggs from one of the country's biggest egg companies, Sparboe Farms, that is the subject of an ABC News investigation to be broadcast Friday on "20/20" and "World News with Diane Sawyer" and was cited...
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Let's can the food drives

Let's can the food drives | Food issues | Scoop.it
The holiday season is here. And in the spirit of the season, millions of people will donate food to food drives. Much of that food will be lovingly packed into boxes and baskets to be distributed to needy families.
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Veganism has some stylish new spokespeople: Celebs

Veganism has some stylish new spokespeople: Celebs | Food issues | Scoop.it
Walk into Pure Food and Wine on Manhattan's chic Irving Place and back into its luxurious garden, and you might spot actress Katie Holmes.
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Shoplifters stealing food 'to live' as prices soar in B.C., expert says

Shoplifters stealing food 'to live' as prices soar in B.C., expert says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Students with backpacks, mothers with strollers and senior citizens with canes — Joe Wilson is seeing a whole new breed of grocerty shoplifter.
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Six Tips For Avoiding GMOs When You Eat Out « Healthy Begins Here

Six Tips For Avoiding GMOs When You Eat Out « Healthy Begins Here | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Alicia Katz, Social Media Apprentice, Healthy Child Healthy World Choosing the perfect restaurant can be hard enough but when you’re [...]...
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Today's teens will die younger of heart disease, study finds

A new study of adolescent cardiovascular health in the US reveals a bleak picture of teens likely to die of heart disease at a younger age than adults do today.
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Should We Applaud Fast Food Behemoth Yum! Brands for its Efforts to Fight Global Hunger?

Should We Applaud Fast Food Behemoth Yum! Brands for its Efforts to Fight Global Hunger? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Yum! Brands is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of units, with approximately 38,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries and territories.
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Does Capitalism Have to Promote Child Abuse?

Does Capitalism Have to Promote Child Abuse? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Republicans have torpedoed the USDA's attempts to reduce the amount of pizza, french fries and salt that our kids consume at school. Why? Because the frozen pizza companies, the salt industry and potato growers asked them to.
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Family finds black widow spider in bag of grapes - Thunder Bay - CBC News

Family finds black widow spider in bag of grapes - Thunder Bay - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Kenora family got more than it bargained for in a bag of grapes bought at a local grocery store. The fruit came with a black widow spider.
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