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Raising 'good' cholesterol levels reduces heart attack and stroke risk in diabetes patients

Increasing levels of high-density lipoproteins, better known as HDL or "good" cholesterol, reduced the risk for heart attack and stroke among patients with diabetes.
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Reflections on Transforming the Food System

Reflections on Transforming the Food System | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Farm Bill and all it represents are dinosaurs. Whether they will perish by a comet collision on Wall Street or fade away as fossil fuels disappear from our menu of energy choices may not be clear. But they are doomed. Our job is to build for the future. We can let the bankers continue to petition the president, because we can safely assume that the bankers are the people the president is most likely to attend.

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Give thanks to the people who produce our food - Chatham Daily News - Ontario, CA

Agriculture and local food – you have heard me talk about this in previous columns and how fortunate and blessed we are here in Ontario with the...
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Teaching food literacy, one school lunch at a time

Teaching food literacy, one school lunch at a time | Food issues | Scoop.it
Healthy meal programs are linked to better grades, motivation and graduation rates, with at least one advocate suggesting, ‘If we don’t change the way kids eat, we’re doomed’...
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FDA Ignored Own Scientists’ Warnings About GM Food Safety

FDA Ignored Own Scientists’ Warnings About GM Food Safety | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Ken Roseboro, editor of The Organic & Non-GMO Report (From our sister-blog, Eat Drink Better) Internal US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) documents reveal that the agency’s own scientists expressed doubts about its policy toward labeling...
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Poll results: 50 percent say U.S. should not impose a tax on high-fat foods

Poll results: 50 percent say U.S. should not impose a tax on high-fat foods | Food issues | Scoop.it
About 46 percent of readers voted in favor of a tax similar to the one Denmark created.
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CDC: 21 dead, 109 sick as cantaloupe outbreak expands

CDC: 21 dead, 109 sick as cantaloupe outbreak expands | Food issues | Scoop.it
An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe has sickened at least 109 people and led to 21 deaths, tying for the deadliest food poisoning toll in more than a decade, federal health officials said Friday.
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Farm Bureau upset that science kit for students contains left-wing book with misinformation about modern farming

Farm Bureau upset that science kit for students contains left-wing book with misinformation about modern farming | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Michigan Farm Bureau objects that a popular and well-regarded developer of Michigan science curriculums is using a self-published book that has inaccuracies about conventional agricultural methods and pushes an unabashedly liberal agenda.

 

Decide for yourself. The book is based on quite a lot of research.

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BPA no longer used in bottles, say chemical makers

BPA no longer used in bottles, say chemical makers | Food issues | Scoop.it

Makers of the controversial chemical bisphenol-A have asked federal regulators to phase out rules that allow its use in baby bottles and sippy cups, saying those products haven't contained the plastic-hardening ingredient for two years.
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NY company recalls cantaloupe products over listeria worries

NY company recalls cantaloupe products over listeria worries | Food issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New York-based company is recalling about 4,800 packages of fresh fruit cantaloupe and mixed fruit containing cantaloupe because of potential contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
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Louisiana seafood safety testing results go online

Louisiana seafood safety testing results go online | Food issues | Scoop.it
'We've got a lot of data we want to share with the public,' Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham says...
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Study: Climate change to impact where wine grapes can grow

Study: Climate change to impact where wine grapes can grow | Food issues | Scoop.it
To the litany of changes being wrought by climate change, we may be able to add one more: where wine grapes can and can't be grown.
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Health Canada capping caffeine capped in energy drinks

Health Canada capping caffeine capped in energy drinks | Food issues | Scoop.it
The federal government is capping the amount of caffeine that energy drinks can contain, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Thursday.
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Factory farms rarely cited for polluting  | ajc.com

Factory farms rarely cited for polluting  | ajc.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Acting on a tip, state environmental inspectors in February paid a surprise visit to a dairy farm in Eatonton.
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Canning tomatoes is a shout-out to local food, tradition

Canning tomatoes is a shout-out to local food, tradition | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canning tomatoes is a shout-out to local food, tradition...
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Thanks to the FDA, You Really Have No Idea What's In Your Food | Food | AlterNet

Thanks to the FDA, You Really Have No Idea What's In Your Food | Food | AlterNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
An estimated 60 to 70 percent of processed foods contains genetically modified organisms, but unlike 50 other countries, the US doesn't require labeling.
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Scientific studies conclude GMO feed causes organ disruption in animals

Scientific studies conclude GMO feed causes organ disruption in animals | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientific studies conclude GMO feed causes organ disruption in animals...
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Food can make an impact on mental health, behavior

Food can make an impact on mental health, behavior | Food issues | Scoop.it
Eating is one of the great pleasures of life. Eating a favorite food such as a well-cooked steak or an ice cream bar may be a joy, but is it good for you?
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Study finds some Americans slimming but most overweight

Study finds some Americans slimming but most overweight | Food issues | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some Americans are losing weight resulting in more people of normal weight, according to a new study, but it is not clear if the trend will last.The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index...
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Fishers of Nation’s Largest Salmon Run Fight Proposed Mine

Fishers of Nation’s Largest Salmon Run Fight Proposed Mine | Food issues | Scoop.it
Salmon fishers in Nushagak Point village in Bristol Bay, Alaska are worried that the Pebble Mine will impact salmon migrations.
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How Thrown-Out Food Links To Global Warming : NPR

How Thrown-Out Food Links To Global Warming : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it

The greenhouse gas emissions from the 55 million tons of food the U.S. food wastes every year add up to 135 million tons a year. Some foods, like beef, have a much bigger impact on the climate than others.

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Wild rice poses another obstacle to mine proposal

Wild rice poses another obstacle to mine proposal | Food issues | Scoop.it
As review of a controversial Polymet mining project proposal nears conclusion, some supporters are worried about a potential environmental roadblock: wild rice.
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Road fumes 'may be killing bees' | Irish Examiner

Road fumes 'may be killing bees' | Irish Examiner | Food issues | Scoop.it
A possible link between pollution found in diesel fumes and the global collapse of honey bee colonies is to be investigated.
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Hunger, Food Insecurity Cost U.S. $167 Billion Every Year: Study

Hunger, Food Insecurity Cost U.S. $167 Billion Every Year: Study | Food issues | Scoop.it
While the wealthiest people in the U.S. continue to pull further and further ahead of the rest of society, the Great Recession has left millions out of work and even more living in poverty.
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