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The flight of the bumble bee: Why are they disappearing?

The flight of the bumble bee: Why are they disappearing? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientists are trying to learn exactly what is causing the decline in bumble bee populations and are also searching for a species that can serve as the next generation of greenhouse pollinators.
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Once a mostly word-of-mouth movement, farm-to-table is becoming mainstream — even out in the ‘burbs - Beacon News

Once a mostly word-of-mouth movement, farm-to-table is becoming mainstream — even out in the ‘burbs - Beacon News | Food issues | Scoop.it

The locally sourced trend is steadily gaining strength, sprouting a variety of ways to secure regional nourishment well beyond the warm season’s myriad farmers markets.

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Roundup herbicide research shows plant, soil problems

Roundup herbicide research shows plant, soil problems | Food issues | Scoop.it
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - The heavy use of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide appears to be causing harmful changes in soil and potentially hindering yields of the genetically modified crops that farmers...
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Tastebuds could hold key to obesity battle - Business (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tastebuds could hold key to obesity battle - Business (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Australian researchers are optimistic that a newly discovered link between a person's ability to taste fat and their weight might help in the battle against obesity.
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India Sues Monsanto Over Genetically-Modified Eggplant - Forbes

India Sues Monsanto Over Genetically-Modified Eggplant - Forbes | Food issues | Scoop.it
The already-explosive politics surrounding genetically-modified eggplant in India is getting still more explosive with a government agency's decision to prosecute the developers of the insect resistant-eggplant eggplant.
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Feeding A Hotter, More Crowded Planet : NPR

Nearly a billion people worldwide don't have reliable access to food, according to United Nations estimates, and some experts worry climate change will drive that number even higher.
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La Via Campesina in Movement... Food Sovereignty now!

Watch this 20 minutes film and show it to your neighbours, friends, community, local organization, in a cultural center, a film festival, a demonstration...
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Corn and Soybean Prices Rise After U.S.D.A. Report

Corn and Soybean Prices Rise After U.S.D.A. Report | Food issues | Scoop.it
Commodities experts said that the increases would ultimately lead to higher prices for staples like vegetable oil, pasta and meat...
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The Era of Living Dangerously

The Era of Living Dangerously | Food issues | Scoop.it
We saw what happens when over-leveraged economies like the U.S. and Europe failed to anticipate the threats posed by unsustainable debt loads; we don't want to see what happens if we ignore signs that we are over-leveraging the planet's resources.
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Is U.S. Farm Policy Feeding The Obesity Epidemic? : NPR

Is U.S. Farm Policy Feeding The Obesity Epidemic? : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom blames farm subsidies for making food too cheap — so cheap that Americans are encouraged to overeat. It seems like a simple equation. But the truth is rarely simple.
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Strategies - Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools (free download)

Strategies - Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools (free download) | Food issues | Scoop.it

BC Food Security Gateway...Cooking with California Food introduces the concept of the dynamic 6-5-4 School Lunch Matrix, based on six dishes students know and love, five ethnic flavor profiles, and four seasons. It offers ideas for adding more fresh, local, healthy foods to school lunches; helps meal services devise an appealing variety of menus around dishes that children already prefer; honors California’s rich history and cultural heritage; and describes a tested plan for effective professional development for food services staff. [Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans for The Center for Ecoliteracy, in partnership with TomKat Charitable Trust, 2011]

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Burger Chain Says "Eat Less Meat"

Burger Chain Says "Eat Less Meat" | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sweden's Max Hamburger encourages customers to eat fewer hamburgers and help them be part of the environmental solution.
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Nelson cookbook shortlisted for national award | The Nelson Daily

Nelson cookbook shortlisted for national award | The Nelson Daily | Food issues | Scoop.it

Seasonings: A Year of Local Flavour in Words and Recipes (published by the Kootenay Country Store Cooperative and the Nelson Library last fall), is short-listed in the English-language Culinary Culture Category of the 2011 Canadian Culinary Book Awards, sponsored by Cuisine Canada and the University of Guelph.

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Clash brews over poultry pollution

Clash brews over poultry pollution | Food issues | Scoop.it
Another battle is coming in the long war over regulation of Delaware's big chicken farms over farmers' right to decide how to dispose of thousands of tons of chicken manure every year.
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The Great Dry State of Texas: The Drought That Wouldn't Leave Has Lone Star Farmers Scared

The Great Dry State of Texas: The Drought That Wouldn't Leave Has Lone Star Farmers Scared | Food issues | Scoop.it
It isn't the longest drought in the state's history but the severity of it is nevertheless affecting the profitability of the Lone Star State's agriculture...
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Pesticides fear for Barrier Reef

Pesticides fear for Barrier Reef | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agricultural pesticides are causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef, a new Australian government report on water quality says.
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Deep-Fried Appeal - ABC News

Deep-Fried Appeal - ABC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
This summer's heart-attack snack is deep-fried butter.
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Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers push government to lift GMO ban - AlertNet

Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers push government to lift GMO ban - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Genetically modified maize seed might help Zimbabwe cope with increasingly extreme weather, some farmers say...
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What a Grain Co-op Can Teach Us About Changing the Food World

What a Grain Co-op Can Teach Us About Changing the Food World | Food issues | Scoop.it
To make sustainability a reality, small producers might have to forge new coalitions—even with industrial giants...
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Eating protein throughout the day preserves muscle and physical function in dieting postmenopausal women, study suggests

Eating protein throughout the day preserves muscle and physical function in dieting postmenopausal women, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
Dieting postmenopausal women who want to avoid losing muscle as they lose fat should pay attention to a new study.
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Less salt, less strokes, says new research

Less salt, less strokes, says new research | Food issues | Scoop.it
A reduction of 3 grams of salt intake per day would prevent up to 8,000 stroke deaths and up to 12,000 coronary heart disease deaths per year in the UK, says new research.
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Preventing the Next Somalia: Energy+Water = Food

Preventing the Next Somalia: Energy+Water = Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Long-term solutions must be put in place to mitigate against the adverse effects of climate change on poor and famine-prone regions of the world.
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Red meat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes - CTV News

Red meat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes - CTV News | Food issues | Scoop.it
CTV Edmonton - Red meat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes - Canadian Television...
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#115 A year after boat shatters his shell, turtle swims free | This gives me hope

#115 A year after boat shatters his shell, turtle swims free | This gives me hope | Food issues | Scoop.it
Hundreds of supporters cheered on August 3rd as Andre, a 177 pound green sea turtle, crawled into the water and swam out of sight. A year ago no one wa...
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How to make both you and your food bill smaller

How to make both you and your food bill smaller | Food issues | Scoop.it
On my diet the money saver is beans, which are inexpensive, says Preet Banerjee...
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