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FoodShed Planet: The Exciting Return of Open Garden (and How a Middle School Got a School Garden in Less Than Two Weeks)

FoodShed Planet: The Exciting Return of Open Garden (and How a Middle School Got a School Garden in Less Than Two Weeks) | Food issues | Scoop.it

Inspiring story of a school garden

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Consumers Try to Supersize Their Status By Eating More

Consumers Try to Supersize Their Status By Eating More | Food issues | Scoop.it
Is a triple cheeseburger the poor man's limousine?
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Check marks on label aren't sign of nutrition

Check marks on label aren't sign of nutrition | Food issues | Scoop.it
Nutrition and public policy expert Marion Nestle answers readers' questions in this monthly column written exclusively for The Chronicle. E-mail your questions to food@sfchronicle.com , with "Marion Nestle" in the...
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Consumers losing faith in Big Food

Consumers losing faith in Big Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
A study commissioned by Big Ag concludes that Americans are losing confidence in the industrial food system -- which means the good food movement might just be winning the battle for consumers' hearts and minds.
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State Regulators, Environmentalists Eye Indiana Factory Farms - Indiana News Story - WRTV Indianapolis

State Regulators, Environmentalists Eye Indiana Factory Farms - Indiana News Story - WRTV Indianapolis | Food issues | Scoop.it
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana state regulators are looking to tighten the reins on Hoosier animal farms because of the environmental threats they pose. Thursday, November 3, 2011.
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Center for Food Safety Challenges Planting of Genetically Engineered Crops on Public Land

Center for Food Safety Challenges Planting of Genetically Engineered Crops on Public Land | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Center for Food Safety wants the federal government to stop allowing genetically engineered crops to be planted in 66 National Wildlife Refuges in the Midwest. It claims the GE crops "will contaminate non-GE crops nearby, and reduce the supply of food processed with ingredients that are not contaminated with GE material."
The Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sued Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its director, in Federal Court.

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Why Is the State Department Using Our Money to Pimp for Monsanto?

Why Is the State Department Using Our Money to Pimp for Monsanto? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Note: Monsanto and other opportunistic biotechnology companies are in the process of developing so-called "climate ready" GE crops and trees so that they can Capitalize off of and monopolize food a...
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All hail maple syrup, Canada’s sweetest sauce

All hail maple syrup, Canada’s sweetest sauce | Food issues | Scoop.it
Among Canada's natural resources, few are more vulnerable to misrepresentation than the syrup made from the sap of the Acer saccharum, the sugar maple...
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V For Veg: Occupy your dinner plate | Philadelphia Daily News | 11/03/2011

V For Veg: Occupy your dinner plate | Philadelphia Daily News | 11/03/2011 | Food issues | Scoop.it
WHATEVER you think about Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Philly, there's now a lot more discussion about economic inequality and the struggle of many to put food on the table.
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Mark Bittman: 'Think about how you eat'

Mark Bittman: 'Think about how you eat' | Food issues | Scoop.it

The self-taught champion of culinary simplicity has been writing about food since the 1980s. Many are most familiar with "The Minimalist," his long-running weekly column (and accompanying videos) in the New York Times, which he began writing in September 1997 and the fruits of which have been turned into several

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Crowdsourcing nutrition in a snap: Counting calories in photos, PlateMate proves the wisdom of the (well-managed) crowd

Crowdsourcing nutrition in a snap: Counting calories in photos, PlateMate proves the wisdom of the (well-managed) crowd | Food issues | Scoop.it
If keeping a food diary seems like too much effort, despair not: Computer scientists ahave devised a tool that lets you snap a photo of your meal and let the crowd do the rest.
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Eco Etiquette: What's The Greenest Thanksgiving Turkey?

What's the greenest turkey to buy for Thanksgiving? Definitely not one from the conventional system. Good discussion by Jennifer Grayson.

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First Nations fearful of B.C. salmon disaster

A salmon virus identified in the central B.C. coast has reportedly now been found in Fraser River salmon, fueling Nanaimo First Nations fears of a looming disaster with B.C. salmon.
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Living on Earth: Mining Jobs or Salmon in Alaska?

Living on Earth: Mining Jobs or Salmon in Alaska? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Discovery of what could be $500 billion worth of gold and minerals near Alaska’s richest productive salmon fishery has sparked an epic fight in Alaska.
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Hidden Fat in "Health" Food and Hidden Nutrients in "Bad" Food - Men's Fitness

Hidden Fat in "Health" Food and Hidden Nutrients in "Bad" Food - Men's Fitness | Food issues | Scoop.it
Are you destroying your diet with these fattening foods masquerarding as healthy? Be bad instead.
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10 More Food Myths That Just Won’t Die | Lifehacker Australia

10 More Food Myths That Just Won’t Die | Lifehacker Australia | Food issues | Scoop.it
When we tackled the topic of food myths last month, our inbox and comments filled with more reader-submitted follow-up myths than we could debunk at o...
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Night harvests yield benefits - USATODAY.com

Night harvests yield benefits - USATODAY.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Picking grapes at night results in better wine, lower energy costs and happier workers.
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DNR approves permits for mega dairy - JSOnline

DNR approves permits for mega dairy - JSOnline | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that it is giving final approval for a company to move forward with plans to construct a 4,300-cow dairy farm in Adams County, a project that had sparked controversy for the potential environmental effects of so many cows

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Going to seed - Nepali Times

Going to seed - Nepali Times | Food issues | Scoop.it
Nepali Times is an English-language weekly newspaper published by Himalmedia Private Limited. It provides Nepal News, News of Nepal, News on Business, economics & more news from including depth reporting, expert commentaries and analysis on Nepal.
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AgriNews.com: Retired scientist advocates for more diverse rotation

WASECA, Minn. -- Don Reicosky says that our agricultural production system of tillage and annual crops isn\'t sustainable for the soil.
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Some athletes ditch processed foods for the real deal

Some athletes ditch processed foods for the real deal | Food issues | Scoop.it
When sports physiologist Allen Lim flew to Europe six years ago to work with America's top pro cyclists, he saw a lot of problems in the peloton.
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Top Foods You Should Be Eating -- But Probably Aren't!

Top Foods You Should Be Eating -- But Probably Aren't! | Food issues | Scoop.it

Good list of some delicious, nutritious but often-overlooked foods.

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Q&A: "Food Is Not a Business, But a Human Right" - IPS ipsnews.net

Q&A: "Food Is Not a Business, But a Human Right" - IPS ipsnews.net | Food issues | Scoop.it

Rural women and small-scale producers play a key role in providing food security and food sovereignty, but many large multinational corporations threaten that progress by undermining populations' independence when it comes to food.

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Senators: Don't trust Canada, U.S. must test for salmon virus

Senators: Don't trust Canada, U.S. must test for salmon virus | Food issues | Scoop.it

The U.S. government should independently test samples of West Coast fish found with infectious salmon anemia, or ISA, rather than trusting Canadian government scientists, senators from Washington and Alaska said in a letter Wednesday.

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Dust bowl looms if US Southwest drought plans fail - environment - 01 November 2011 - New Scientist

Dust bowl looms if US Southwest drought plans fail - environment - 01 November 2011 - New Scientist | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Texas drought is a harbinger of things to come for the entire Southwest – water resource managers are making plans for a drier future...
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