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Supersize salmon are the reel deal - Scotsman.com

Supersize salmon are the reel deal - Scotsman.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Supersize salmon are the reel deal - YOU should see the ones that didn't get away. Huge salmon are being caught in Scottish rivers this year, leading angling experts to claim the king of fish are growing bigger than they have for decades.
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Eating ethically -- it's complicated | Marketplace From American Public Media

Eating ethically -- it's complicated | Marketplace From American Public Media | Food issues | Scoop.it
You're trying your best to choose the most ethical, environmentally-friendly apples and chickens, but here are some more factors to consider before you decide to eat local.
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FDA says cantaloupe recall widens to include Kansas firm

FDA says cantaloupe recall widens to include Kansas firm | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Kansas food processor is recalling nearly 600 pounds of fresh-cut cantaloupe because of potential contamination with listeria linked to a deadly outbreak of food poisoning, federal Food and Drug Administration officials announced Friday...
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Queen bee or worker bee? New insights into honeybee society caste system

Queen bee or worker bee? New insights into honeybee society caste system | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientists are reporting deep new insights into whys and hows of the famous caste system that dominates honey bee societies, with a select few bee larvae destined for royalty and the masses for worker status.
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PETA Endorses a Butcher

PETA Endorses a Butcher | Food issues | Scoop.it
If theres ever been an organziation who wants to see the whole world go vegetarian, its got to be PETA. Thats why an announcement theyve made on their...
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Orange roughy and other deep-sea fisheries ‘unsustainable’ (ScienceAlert)

Orange roughy and other deep-sea fisheries ‘unsustainable’ (ScienceAlert) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Commercial fishing in the dead sea should be halted to give fishes a chance to repopulate, international leading marine scientists say.
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foodconsumer.org - Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam

foodconsumer.org - Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam...
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Del Monte Fresh Produce in Dispute Over Melon Safety

Del Monte Fresh Produce in Dispute Over Melon Safety | Food issues | Scoop.it
Del Monte Fresh Produce has accused federal and state regulators of bullying and overreaching in a case involving contaminated melons.
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Feeding the world requires "a new paradigm"

Feeding the world requires "a new paradigm" | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agriculture specialists convening in Bern to debate the question of how to feed the world have agreed on one thing: a new paradigm is needed.
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World Environment News - Monsanto Wins Lawsuit Against Indiana Soybean Farmer - Planet Ark

Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, has prevailed in another lawsuit against a U.S.
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Hunger In Chicago: Study Shows 1 In 5 Chicagoans Aren't Sure Where They'll Find Their Next Meal

Hunger In Chicago: Study Shows 1 In 5 Chicagoans Aren't Sure Where They'll Find Their Next Meal | Food issues | Scoop.it
New data released Wednesday by the Greater Chicago Food Depository shows that just over 20 percent of Chicagoans face "food insecurity." The data [PDF] reported a strong link between unemployment and food insecurity -- or hunger, particularly on...
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Del Monte Fresh Produce fights back over charges of salmonella contamination in cantaloupe

Del Monte Fresh Produce fights back over charges of salmonella contamination in cantaloupe | Food issues | Scoop.it
The fruit company’s challenge of the FDA and Oregon health officials regarding its cantaloupe could have an impact on how authorities investigate and try to contain foodborne illnesses.
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Sustainable Food Comes of Age

Sustainable Food Comes of Age | Food issues | Scoop.it
It's hard to pinpoint an exact definition or an exact beginning of the sustainable food movement. No doubt human beings everywhere have always sought a sustainable food supply.
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Japan finds rice needing thorough radiation test

Japan finds rice needing thorough radiation test | Food issues | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan found the first case of rice with radioactive materials far exceeding a government-set level for a preliminary test of pre-harvested crop, requiring thorough inspection of the rice...
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Okanagan vintners anxious about harvest

Okanagan vintners anxious about harvest | Food issues | Scoop.it
The quote of the year in the wine business, at least so far, appeared in an online Decanter magazine story earlier this week covering the 2011 harvest in Bordeaux.
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Asia Sentinel - A 'Miracle Rice' that May Not Be

Asia Sentinel - A 'Miracle Rice' that May Not Be | Food issues | Scoop.it
Independent news and analysis about Asia's politics, economics, culture and more...
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The dangers of Genetically Modified foods | Public Eye Daily

The dangers of Genetically Modified foods | Public Eye Daily | Food issues | Scoop.it
For decades biotech companies like Monsanto and Syngenta have been making billions of dollars in profits by selling us their genetically-modified (GM) agricultural crops as the answer to the world's growing farming and food production problems.
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Vending machines 'undermine' hospitals'

Vending machines 'undermine' hospitals' | Food issues | Scoop.it
In this week's Scrubbing Up, a nutrition expert says pregnant women need more advice about weight control.
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Lives devastated by listeria as cantaloupe outbreak grows

Lives devastated by listeria as cantaloupe outbreak grows | Food issues | Scoop.it
An 84-year-old Colorado man remains in a care center a month after a listeria-tainted cantaloupe left him with an infection linked to a growing outbreak that has sickened at least 55 and killed eight.
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Coca-Cola cuts vitamin A content in fruit beverage

Coca-Cola cuts vitamin A content in fruit beverage | Food issues | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola Ltd. has reduced drastically the amount of Vitamin A in one of its fruit drinks after nutrition experts complained the elevated level could pose a health risk.
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Green Scene: New Chicago ordinance encourages urban farmers to start planting | Small Business | Blogs | Crain's Chicago Business

Urban farming entrepreneurs can start digging and planting now that the Chicago City Council passed a new zoning ordinance that defines what they can do on a parcel of land within the city limits.

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Calgary schools to ban junk food in 2012 - Health - CBC News

Calgary schools to ban junk food in 2012 - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chocolate bars, fries, high energy sport drinks, and even instant noodle soups are on the hit list — while muffins, fruit juices, vegetable soups and yogurt get school board approval.
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Food Crisis Looms As Drought Lingers In Afghanistan

Food Crisis Looms As Drought Lingers In Afghanistan | Food issues | Scoop.it
The current dry spell sweeping across Afghanistan’s northern, northeastern and western provinces could lead to a large-scale food crisis and the humanitarian community should act quickly to ensure this does not degenerate into a disaster.
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