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Florida's Del Monte Fresh Produce Fights Salmonella Claims With Unusual Litigation

Florida's Del Monte Fresh Produce Fights Salmonella Claims With Unusual Litigation | Food issues | Scoop.it
Brandon Quester and Tarryn Mento: Florida-based Del Monte Fresh Produce challenged an FDA conclusion that the company's cantaloupes from Guatemala carried a rare strain of salmonella.
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Is It Time to Accept Food Irradiation?

Is It Time to Accept Food Irradiation? | Food issues | Scoop.it

When it comes to ensuring that food enters the market carrying as few pathogens and insects as possible, the large majority of health, governmental and scholarly authorities seem to agree -- food irradiation is an effective final safety measure.

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DuPont spends $1.2M on 2Q lobbying

DuPont spends $1.2M on 2Q lobbying | Food issues | Scoop.it
DuPont Co. spent $1.2 million to lobby lawmakers on a wide variety of issues including biotechnology, energy and national defense, according to a recent disclosure report.
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Africa: Cartels Chaining the Global Food Agenda

Africa: Cartels Chaining the Global Food Agenda | Food issues | Scoop.it

With their eyes firmly on the money making potential of the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) global food market, profit-seeking corporates punt food security through the enhancement of the global food value chain. But, writes Carol Thompson, this avoids distinguishing who is 'valued' and who is 'chained'.

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Ont. dairy farmer vows to fight conviction for selling raw milk

Ont. dairy farmer vows to fight conviction for selling raw milk | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday found rural dairy farmer Michael Schmidt guilty of selling and distributing raw milk and raw-milk products — the latest development in a nearly five-year legal battle with the province about consumers'...
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Potatoes are the cheapest source of potassium - UPI.com

Potatoes are the cheapest source of potassium - UPI.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
White potatoes are the largest and most affordable source of potassium per serving of any vegetable or fruit, U.S. researchers said.
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Salmonella Concern Prompts Grape Tomato Recall

Salmonella Concern Prompts Grape Tomato Recall | Food issues | Scoop.it

A San Diego produce company has recalled one lot of organic grape tomatoes imported from Mexico after a container of the tomatoes, collected in Michigan in a random sample by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, tested positive for Salmonella.

Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce said the grape tomatoes were sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels in 18 U.S. states -- Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah -- and two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario.

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Traditional Foods Go Digital

A new resource about harvesting and preparing traditional foods shares the experiences, language, and knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth elders.

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Food lovers brake for edible attractions during Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

Food lovers brake for edible attractions during Fall Okanagan Wine Festival | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Okanagan Valley is home to about 140 wineries, and most people who travel there aren’t seeking vinegar. In fact, a wine that tastes like vinegar generally signals that things have gone sideways. But at Valentine Farm in Summerland, Kim Stansfield stands proudly behind her product.

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Feds help GMO salmon swim upstream

Feds help GMO salmon swim upstream | Food issues | Scoop.it
Although the FDA approval process has been stalled, a new grant from the USDA suggests salmon may yet become the first genetically engineered animal to be approved for human consumption.
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Berry toxic: Decoding the organic strawberry debacle

Berry toxic: Decoding the organic strawberry debacle | Food issues | Scoop.it
Food advocates and farmers want to close a loophole that allows farms to sell organic berries that have spent as much as half their lives in conventional nurseries.
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Ending junk food: the harder addiction to quit

Ending junk food: the harder addiction to quit | Food issues | Scoop.it
Public health campaigns that aim to end the junk food craze will face more challenges than those that have tackled smoking.
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Increased caffeinated coffee consumption associated with decreased risk of depression in women, study finds

The risk of depression appears to decrease for women with increasing consumption of caffeinated coffee, according to a new study.
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Listeria-canteloupe outbreak could get worse, health officials warn

Listeria-canteloupe outbreak could get worse, health officials warn | Food issues | Scoop.it
The listeria outbreak that has killed up to 16 people and sickened more than 70, could get worse according to health officials.
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Healthy foods bill could bring more grocery stores and farmers’ markets to East and West Oakland | Local: In Oakland | an SFGate.com blog

The California Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CHFFI) landed on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk last week, after the state Senate and Assembly both voted to approve it by a wide margin.
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Organic vs. GMO

Organic vs. GMO | Food issues | Scoop.it
The terms "GMO" -- short for genetically modified organism -- and "organic" describe two types of food production methods used in modern agriculture. According to the U.N. Food and ...
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FFWD - Calgary News & Views - News - Junk food trashed in city schools

FFWD - Calgary News & Views - News - Junk food trashed in city schools | Food issues | Scoop.it
It’s the week before public school trustee Sheila Taylor is to introduce a motion to ban junk food sales in Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools.
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Health officials say they expect a rise in listeria illnesses and deaths linked to cantaloupe

Health officials say they expect a rise in listeria illnesses and deaths linked to cantaloupe | Food issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials said Wednesday more illnesses and possibly more deaths may be linked to an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe in coming weeks.
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GMOs get a go-ahead

GMOs get a go-ahead | Food issues | Scoop.it
If you slice open a strawberry, it still looks like a strawberry, whether it’s genetically modified or not.
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‘Food, Inc.’ Wins News and Documentary Emmy Award

‘Food, Inc.’ Wins News and Documentary Emmy Award | Food issues | Scoop.it

The film touches on animal abuse but focuses primarily on how food production affects people. Kenner tags along with a family to a fast-food joint and a supermarket. The dollar menu at the restaurant feeds the family of four for less than $12. At the supermarket, the diabetic father laments the high cost of produce (the pre-diabetic younger daughter is denied a pear because they’re too expensive), while the mother points out that the soda, at four two-liter bottles for $5, is affordable. As Schlosser says, “We’ve skewed our food system to the bad calories.”

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Busting Monsanto’s ‘better’ broccoli

Busting Monsanto’s ‘better’ broccoli | Food issues | Scoop.it
The seed giant is now selling a ready-to-eat broccoli product meant to "maintain your body's defenses against the damage of environmental pollutants and free radicals." Can you taste the irony?
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Superweeds, superpests and superprofits

We have been repeatedly told that genetically engineered (GE) crops will save the world. They will save the world by increasing yields and producing more food. They will save the world by controlling pests and weeds. They will save the world by giving farmers drought-tolerant seeds (and other seed traits) that will provide resilience in times of climate change.

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Listeria outbreak in cantaloupes is deadliest in a decade - Chicago Sun-Times

Listeria outbreak in cantaloupes is deadliest in a decade - Chicago Sun-Times | Food issues | Scoop.it
Health officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade.
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Row over policy on animal feed - Farming - Yorkshire Post

Row over policy on animal feed - Farming - Yorkshire Post | Food issues | Scoop.it
BRITISH ministers should not support a European proposal to relax the rules against recycling of abattoir waste into animal feed, the Food Standards Agency has advised.
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