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Farmed fish fed vegetable matter may have residual pesticides

Farmed fish fed vegetable matter may have residual pesticides | Food issues | Scoop.it
Today, half of all the fish we eat comes from fish farms. The problem is that these fish are increasingly being fed vegetable matter, which could lead to a build-up of residual pesticides in them.
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If given a chance, small-scale farms could make a difference in solving hunger problem

If given a chance, small-scale farms could make a difference in solving hunger problem | Food issues | Scoop.it
Small-scale farms and even home gardens have potential to solve world’s hunger problems, studies show.
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No cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C., food agency says

No cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C., food agency says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Tests on 48 wild salmon samples have found no cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C., a Canadian Food Inspection Agency official says.

Con Kiley, director of the agency’s national aquatic animal health program, said Tuesday the tests the Fisheries Department did were verified by an independent lab in Norway.

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Plant pests: The biggest threats to food security?

Plant pests: The biggest threats to food security? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agriculture scientist Dr Matthew Cock lists some of the biggest biological threats to global food security.
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Truth about potato chips revealed: Baked is not better than fried - Healthzone.ca

Truth about potato chips revealed: Baked is not better than fried - Healthzone.ca | Food issues | Scoop.it
Are you one of those who browse the snack rack at your local convenience store looking for those “healthier” baked potato chips as opposed...
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Climate change threatens China's crops|Economy|chinadaily.com.cn

Climate change threatens China's crops|Economy|chinadaily.com.cn | Food issues | Scoop.it
China might face increasingly grim food shortages in the next few decades due to a possible drop in the country's grain harvest.
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USDA seeking input on deregulating Roundup Ready sugar beets

USDA seeking input on deregulating Roundup Ready sugar beets | Food issues | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a draft environmental impact statement on the genetically-modified sugar beets, and is expected to make a final ruling by June 15.
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Canada Now Regulating Energy Drinks: Should U.S. Do the Same? | KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather | Local News

Canada Now Regulating Energy Drinks: Should U.S. Do the Same? | KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather | Local News | Food issues | Scoop.it
LINN COUNTY, Iowa - An energy drink in Canada now can’t have more than 180 milligrams of caffeine roughly equal to a medium cup of coffee. Stricter regulations are something health officials here in the U.
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Scientists race to kill crop-destroying stink bug expected to swarm Ontario

Scientists race to kill crop-destroying stink bug expected to swarm Ontario | Food issues | Scoop.it
Entomologist is using molecular diagnostic tools to fast-track biological control of invasive pests...
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New Dietary Guidelines Too Strict, Says Food Industry Group

New Dietary Guidelines Too Strict, Says Food Industry Group | Food issues | Scoop.it
The government has proposed a new set of voluntary guidelines that restricts marketing of foods to children, but the Sensible Food Policy Coalition does not agree with these guidelines...
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Poverty, Obesity: A State of Emergency in America

Consider new data from the U.S. Census Bureau which says that the poverty rate in America in 2010 was 16 percent.
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Farm Bill, Farm Bill, Farm Bill, Blah, Blah, Blah | Food+Tech Connect

Farm Bill, Farm Bill, Farm Bill, Blah, Blah, Blah | Food+Tech Connect | Food issues | Scoop.it
Thus far, there is little in the way of visually interesting and informative media about the Farm Bill.
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Schools' soda bans don't stop sugary-drink consumption, study says

Schools' soda bans don't stop sugary-drink consumption, study says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Teens between age 14 and 18 get more calories from soda than any other single food or drink, research shows , and kids who drink soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages are more likely to be overweight or obese.
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Diabetes linked to cognitive impairment in older adults, study suggests

For the past five years, a team led by researchers has been studying the effects of diabetes on cognitive health in older individuals and has determined that memory loss, depression and other types of cognitive impairment are a serious consequence...
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Peanut Butter Shortage: Here Are the Companies Being Affected

Peanut Butter Shortage: Here Are the Companies Being Affected | Food issues | Scoop.it

Sharp increases in peanut butter prices, an effect following one of the worst peanut harvests in decades, can be an indication of a larger food crisis to come.

 

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AB Sustain: Generations Divided over Paying Extra for Eco-Friendly Food

AB Sustain: Generations Divided over Paying Extra for Eco-Friendly Food | Food issues | Scoop.it

Shoppers in their 20s and 30s are far happier than those in their 40s and 50s to fork out a premium for food and drink products boasting a low carbon footprint, according to new research.

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Peanut butter prices to jump 35% in Jan.

Peanut butter prices to jump 35% in Jan. | Food issues | Scoop.it
Kraft Canada has confirmed the price of a jar of peanut butter at your local grocery store will rise 35% starting at the end of January, the food maker said.
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Fame and Shame Award Results

Fame and Shame Award Results | Food issues | Scoop.it

In what is becoming a tradition, Kellogg’s has been named as having two of Australia’s worst junk food marketing campaigns. For the fifth year running, it has featured in the Parents’ Jury Fame and Shame Awards, with Nutri-Grain taking out the Smoke and Mirrors Award for the third time. Concerned members of The Parents’ Jury gave the thumbs down to the sugary cereal, which promotes itself as a good option for young boys who want to grow into Iron Men. Kellogg’s also had the dubious honour of winning the Pester Power Award for the second year running for its newest LCM bar reincarnation, the 4D Choc Bar.

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Kenya’s agricultural sector at risk as biodiversity loss accelerates, says Leakey

According to Leakey, Kenya is currently lost 60 per cent of her natural pollinators; the implications to her agricultural sector are huge.

Eight percent of Kenya’s rural population depends on agriculture which also contributes to 40 per cent of to the GDP.

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New Study Shows How Microbes in Thawing Permafrost Could Affect Global Warming - Ecocentric

New Study Shows How Microbes in Thawing Permafrost Could Affect Global Warming - Ecocentric | Food issues | Scoop.it
On the basics, the science of climate change is pretty straightforward.
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Real food isn’t square: Put that box of processed food back on the shelf | Vancouver Sun

Real food isn’t square: Put that box of processed food back on the shelf | Vancouver Sun | Food issues | Scoop.it
Does overhauling your diet sound like a lot of work? It’s completely up to you. If you want to go back to the land, grow your own oats and turnips and hoe a field wearing sackcloth, knock yourself out ..
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U.S. Food Lobby Fighting Hard to Defend Kid Ads

U.S. Food Lobby Fighting Hard to Defend Kid Ads | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some of the world's biggest food companies won a partial victory in a battle over junk food advertising. Food giants and advertising companies successfully pressed U.S.
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Jarred baby food linked to long-term health conditions

Jarred baby food linked to long-term health conditions | Food issues | Scoop.it
If you pick-up a jar of baby food at the grocery store and look at the label, you'll probably see some ingredients you won't recognize.

Traditional, jarred baby food brings in $4 billion worth of revenue in America. However, research shows some of those ingredients can have a negative effect on your baby's long-term health.

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About Cooking with Kids | Cooking with Kids

About Cooking with Kids | Cooking with Kids | Food issues | Scoop.it

Cooking with Kids motivates and empowers elementary school students to make healthy food choices. Through hands-on nutrition education activities, kindergarten through 6th grade students explore, prepare, and enjoy fresh, affordable foods from around the world.

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Louise Judson's curator insight, May 24, 2015 4:51 AM

Student and teacher resource: Great resource to share on the IWB on how to make healthy food choices.

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Ending Hunger Globally and Sourcing Food Locally | TheIndependent.ca

Ending Hunger Globally and Sourcing Food Locally | TheIndependent.ca | Food issues | Scoop.it

The call to purchase locally produced foods has been made by a number of food systems analysts, researchers, and environmentalists, as well as food critics, nutritionists and chefs. It is not difficult to sell people on the benefits of local food, which supports area producers, leads to a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, and involves enjoying the taste of fresh food. As I pointed out in my last article, it is difficult to purchase these foods at large grocery stores in the province, but berries, apples, and plums are ripe for picking across the province in summer. Gardening can supply families and individuals with fresh lettuces, herbs, tomatoes, carrots, beans, beets, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, and a variety of other vegetables. Hunting, fishing and trouting are also great ways to derive local animal proteins. The Food Security Network has created a “Food Security Inventory”, which lists organizations and businesses across the province that offer local food.

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