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Recalls Spark Food Safety Concerns

Recalls Spark Food Safety Concerns | Food issues | Scoop.it
The recall of 18 foods in two weeks renews concerns that food safety inspection is not thorough enough.
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Rural farmers unite to feed Wall Street protestors

FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/v2a7b2 How rural farmers, an unemployed chef and a protestor named Heather are getting 1,000 dinners served at Occupy Wall Street e...
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Canada’s climate change plans to fall short, new study says

Canada’s climate change plans to fall short, new study says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Report says federal and provincial programs to cut greenhouse gas emissions will get Canada almost halfway toward its emission target for 2020.
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European court rules beekeepers must prove GM pollen is not an ingredient of honey - Telegraph

European court rules beekeepers must prove GM pollen is not an ingredient of honey - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
Beekeepers face being driven out of business by a European court ruling that
pollen must be listed as an ingredient of honey.
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Virus found in salmon in Canada worries U.S.

Canada salmon virus is prompting worries south of the border. U.S. Senators want independent testing, but so far officials say Northwest and Idaho fish aren’t infected.
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Food Irradiation: Health Canada misleads Canadians

Food Irradiation: Health Canada misleads Canadians | Food issues | Scoop.it

Food irradiation is a method of food preservation in which foods are exposed to gamma radiation from Cobalt 60, Cesium 137 or an electron accelerator. The gamma radiation can sterilize or kill insects, and kill fungi and some bacteria that live in foods. Smaller doses can prevent sprouting or potatoes and onions, and delay the ripening of certain fruits. Irradiation can increase the storage life of some foods, allowing importers and distributors to ship foods further and store them longer. These foods do not become radioactive, but contrary to the conclusions of Health Canada, we believe that there are serious risks and drawbacks to the use of this technology.

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Healthy chocolate? Sweet!

Healthy chocolate? Sweet! | Food issues | Scoop.it
University of Guelph researchers may have discovered a way to produce a version that won’t pack on the pounds...
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Avoiding gluten is getting easier, but for many people doing so may not be smart

Avoiding gluten is getting easier, but for many people doing so may not be smart | Food issues | Scoop.it
It may be getting easier to, but for many people, it may not be healthy.
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Research and Reports - CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

Research and Reports - CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories | Food issues | Scoop.it

Animals don't have to be treated by cogs in factory wheels. This book shows the way.

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Failure to yield

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Failure to Yield is the first report to closely evaluate the overall effect genetic engineering has had on crop yields in relation to other agricultural technologies. It reviewed two dozen academic studies of corn and soybeans, the two primary genetically engineered food and feed crops grown in the United States.

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With food and climate change, policymakers risk betting on the wrong horse - Environment - JamaicaObserver.com

With food and climate change, policymakers risk betting on the wrong horse - Environment - JamaicaObserver.com | Food issues | Scoop.it

GOVERNMENTS are ignoring a vast store of knowledge — generated over thousands of years -- that could protect food supplies and make agriculture more resilient to climate change, according a briefing published recently by the International Inst ...
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EU food pesticide residue levels fall -EFSA

* Compliance rises to 97.4 pct in 2009* Higher than allowed residues not necessarily concern* Levels more often exceeded from outside EU and EFTAMILAN, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Pesticide residues found in...
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The Local Food, Farms And Jobs Act

The Local Food, Farms And Jobs Act | Food issues | Scoop.it
Let's hear it for Democrats Chellie Pingree and Sherrod Brown, who last week introduced the Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act as part of the 2012 Farm Bill.
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Is there enough food for a world of 7 billion? - AlertNet

Is there enough food for a world of 7 billion? - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Climate change and population growth are putting pressure on food security, but there may be solutions...
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How Health and Lifestyle Choices Can Change Your Genetic Make-Up

How Health and Lifestyle Choices Can Change Your Genetic Make-Up | Food issues | Scoop.it
Making healthy decisions may not be foolproof, but it could mean the difference between having a significant health issue and avoiding one...
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Unsustainable food monopolies

Unsustainable food monopolies | Food issues | Scoop.it

View from the Ivory Coast: is no wonder the world is witnessing a global rise in social unrest – something that has political leaders fearfully looking over their shoulders.

In short, the so-called “triumph” of the free market system has entrenched rich and powerful corporates and individuals at the expense of emerging communities and local business activity – and people don’t like it.

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Infant-Formula Companies Milk U.S. Food Program | Womens eNews

Infant-Formula Companies Milk U.S. Food Program | Womens eNews | Food issues | Scoop.it
The U.S. is joining a global consensus about the public-health importance of breast milk. But a federal agency with huge sway over infant nutrition still distributes more than half the infant formula sold in the nation.
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Foods once considered evil can boost health if eaten in moderation, nutritionist says

Foods once considered evil can boost health if eaten in moderation, nutritionist says | Food issues | Scoop.it
With the hectic holiday season upon us, don't be surprised if you find yourself relying more on the four major food groups to keep you going: chocolate, coffee, wine and fat.
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Spicy Curry Kale Salad

Spicy Curry Kale Salad | Food issues | Scoop.it
Ever see kale and wonder what the heck to do with it? Here’s a super-simple and ridiculously tasty recipe. Warning: it’s quite spicy as written. Adjust spices to taste.
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The Farm Crisis, Bigger Farms, and the Myths of Competition and Efficiency

The Farm Crisis, Bigger Farms, and the Myths of Competition and Efficiency | Food issues | Scoop.it

More efficient, less profitable - thanks to multinational corporations.

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World hunger blamed on U.S.

World hunger blamed on U.S. | Food issues | Scoop.it

The United States donates more food to the world than most other nations combined. But there are some who say that while the quantity is fine, the quality is lacking.

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