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Students show way for preserving land resources for posterity

Students show way for preserving land resources for posterity | Food issues | Scoop.it

It took a science project to convince an entire village to switch to bio fertilizers. Five school kids, barely 13 years, worked at patches of their parents' farm land every evening after school. They ploughed the land, sowed the seeds and watered them.

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Eating disorders are a guy thing, too - The Boston Globe

Eating disorders are a guy thing, too - The Boston Globe | Food issues | Scoop.it
Christopher R. Skarinka had heard about eating disorders. But everybody knows those are for girls - not a problem for a buff, 6’5” guy like himself. Yet by the time he graduated from Harvard, in 2007, he was addicted to making himself purge.
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Potato politics, with a pizza side - David Rogers

Potato politics, with a pizza side - David Rogers | Food issues | Scoop.it
Senate loophole opens the door for pizza concessions in nutrition rules.
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Nature is fooled into flowering in a 'second spring'

Nature is fooled into flowering in a 'second spring' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fruit, frogs, birds, insects, plants: they are all enjoying a warm autumn as the seasons go topsy-turvy.
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Agriculture Minister withdraws term 'stealing' to describe wheat board campaign

Agriculture Minister withdraws term 'stealing' to describe wheat board campaign | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz withdrew Friday his use of the term "stealing" to describe the decision of the Canadian Wheat Board to launch a $1.4 million ad campaign critical of government policy.
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Youth summit on climate change wraps up - North - CBC News

Youth summit on climate change wraps up - North - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Youth from across the North were in Yellowknife this week for the second Young Leaders' Summit on Northern Climate Change, held Nov. 10-12.
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Kerala food processing associations reject GM foods

Kerala food processing associations reject GM foods | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Kerala Roller Flour Millers Association and the All Kerala Bread Manufacturers Association has called for the immediate ban on open air releases of Genetically Modified (GM) food crops.

 

The call comes amidst reports that the controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill will be tabled in the coming winter session of the Parliament.

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Why Are Genetically Modified Foods Not Labeled?

Why Are Genetically Modified Foods Not Labeled? | Food issues | Scoop.it
As much as 70% of the foods we buy are genetically modified. Why are they not labeled?
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David Wood Reviews Fighting for the Future of Food « GoodFood World

David Wood Reviews Fighting for the Future of Food « GoodFood World | Food issues | Scoop.it

New book is an argument for biotech - good one to know about and, if you're wary of GMO (as I am), a good one to read. Important to understand the thinking behind an ag tech industry that dismisses concerns as just so much anti-science drivel. 

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Feeding prisoners genetically modified soy products may be 'cruel and unusual' punishment

Feeding prisoners genetically modified soy products may be 'cruel and unusual' punishment | Food issues | Scoop.it
Feeding prisoners genetically modified soy products may be 'cruel and unusual' punishment...
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Seniors Bag Eats from Food Banks to Sell

Seniors Bag Eats from Food Banks to Sell | Food issues | Scoop.it

According to several food pantries, elderly recipients of free food disbursements are turning around and selling the donations at various locations throughout the city. Those who work in the business of handing out food say that the practice is a sign of how bad the economy has gotten for seniors trying to survive in the city. Others agree, but add that at some food pantries the desperation has intensified the competition for food.

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The Collapse of Honey Bees

The Collapse of Honey Bees | Food issues | Scoop.it
Half of all honeybees worldwide have died in recent years. The impact that this has on the food chain and the metaphor of our cultural values it is startling.
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Farm to School programs create healthier kids, sustainable food and stronger local economies - Your Hub

Farm to School programs create healthier kids, sustainable food and stronger local economies - Your Hub | Food issues | Scoop.it
LiveWell Colorado: Colorado schools are getting involved in farm to school programs that inspire healthier food choices...
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CTV News - Eat like you would have 100 years ago, farmer says

CTV News - Eat like you would have 100 years ago, farmer says | Food issues | Scoop.it
We should aim to eat in the future how we ate a century ago, says a third-generation plain-speaking Virginia farmer and author of a new book 'Folks, This Ain't Normal.'...
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Sweet potato soup with lime

Sweet potato soup with lime | Food issues | Scoop.it

"The southwest spice of chili and lime made this soup a smash hit in 2007. Now we've added the tangy goodness of yogurt and a little zing of zest for our new soup sensation of 2012."

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6 Simple Ways To Eat Healthier

6 Simple Ways To Eat Healthier | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Lonneke Engel for YouBeauty.com The questions I get asked the most are: "I want to eat healthy.
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Pecan prices rise in drought, making nut costly for Americans

Pecan prices rise in drought, making nut costly for Americans | Food issues | Scoop.it
FAIRHOPE, Alabama -- Tony Holmes has been in the pecan industry for 38 years, and he’s never seen the market act like this.
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Cutting salmon catch could save voracious, endangered orcas: study

Cutting salmon catch could save voracious, endangered orcas: study | Food issues | Scoop.it
A large share of chinook salmon heading to the B.C.'s Fraser River each summer may have to be earmarked for endangered resident killer whales if the whale population is to recover, a new paper says.
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Cute Animal + Warming Climate = New Species (of News)

Cute Animal + Warming Climate = New Species (of News) | Food issues | Scoop.it
(Getty Images) A furry, concise and natural avatar NATURE’S EDGE NOTEBOOK Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions By Bill Blakemore The unprecedented and immense problems now brought on by manmade global warming are transformative in many...
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Locals still opposing gene-modified eggplant | BusinessWorld Online Edition

Locals still opposing gene-modified eggplant | BusinessWorld Online Edition | Food issues | Scoop.it
DAVAO CITY -- Communities around the University of Philippines (UP) campus in Mindanao have stood firm against the new round of field testing for a genetically modified eggplant after the ban was lifted by the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI).
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"Grabbing of Drylands is a Serious Concern"

A systems agronomist, Garrity has focused on the development of small-scale farming in the tropics.

Speaking with IPS correspondent Manipadma Jena over telephone from Melbourne, Australia, Garrity outlined steps the UNCCD and governments need to take on issues such as land-grabbing, climate change vulnerability, and loss of biodiversity through genetically modified (GM) seeds.

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The Standard | GMO: Delegates brace for heated debate

The Standard | GMO: Delegates brace for heated debate | Food issues | Scoop.it
More than 800 international delegates are set to meet in Nairobi this week to debate whether Governments should adopt genetically modified foods (GMOs).
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6 Simple Ways To Eat Healthier

6 Simple Ways To Eat Healthier | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Lonneke Engel for YouBeauty.com The questions I get asked the most are: "I want to eat healthy.
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Tests show most store honey isn't honey

High pressure filters remove pollen from imported honey in order to disguise its origins. Imported honey from China contains forbidden substances. This honey has not been properly monitored.

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