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Caterer says no profit in serving healthy school meals - CTV News

Caterer says no profit in serving healthy school meals - CTV News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Students at an Ottawa-area high school are learning a difficult lesson, after the company that used to service their cafeteria decided that what's good for kids' waistlines isn't necessarily good for the bottom line.
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Escaped Genetically Modified Rice Exposes Holes in Regulatory Net | Sustainable Business Forum

Escaped Genetically Modified Rice Exposes Holes in Regulatory Net | Sustainable Business Forum | Food issues | Scoop.it
Genetically-engineered crops may help feed the world. But people who choose not to consume what alarmists call Frankenfoods should not be forced to eat them.
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ENVIRONMENT: Shrimp Farm Certification: Mere Greenwashing? - IPS ipsnews.net

ENVIRONMENT: Shrimp Farm Certification: Mere Greenwashing? - IPS ipsnews.net | Food issues | Scoop.it
Shrimp farming, one of the most destructive industries for coastal ecosystems, may soon be endowed with a set of standards that would supposedly vouch for environmentally responsible production, through the efforts of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
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Attacking the Obesity Epidemic by First Figuring Out Its Cause

Attacking the Obesity Epidemic by First Figuring Out Its Cause | Food issues | Scoop.it
A series of reports in The Lancet lays out the reasons why the number of overweight Americans began skyrocketing in the 1970s, and how the problem can be brought under control.
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The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Energy & Environment : ‘Climate change could increase hunger in Pacific’

The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Energy & Environment : ‘Climate change could increase hunger in Pacific’ | Food issues | Scoop.it

Climate change is seriously affecting food production in the Pacific region and could result in rise of hunger and malnutrition in the area, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday.

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Consumer Reports: Foods can contain surprising, even alarming, ingredients

Consumer Reports: Foods can contain surprising, even alarming, ingredients | Food issues | Scoop.it
Manufacturers use labeling tricks to imply that their foods are more healthful than they really are.
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“The Farms Are Not All Right” by Chris Turner | The Walrus | October 2011

“The Farms Are Not All Right” by Chris Turner | The Walrus | October 2011 | Food issues | Scoop.it
The growing gap between what they produce and what they earn is driving many farmers off the land.
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Mother's diet influences baby's allergies, research suggests

Mother's diet influences baby's allergies, research suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
A possible link between what a mother eats during pregnancy and the risk of her child developing allergies has been identified in new research.
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Smaller corn surplus could push food prices higher

Smaller corn surplus could push food prices higher | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) Food prices could rise next year because an unseasonably hot summer is expected to damage much of this year's corn crop.
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Effect of contaminated soil on food chain sparks fears | The Japan Times Online

Effect of contaminated soil on food chain sparks fears | The Japan Times Online | Food issues | Scoop.it
Six months after the nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima Prefecture, the public's awareness of the threat posed by radiation is entering a new phase: the realization that the biggest danger now and in the future is from contaminated soil.
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Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids

Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids | Food issues | Scoop.it
Experts say diet is likely the most common route of exposure for chemicals contributing to ADHD.
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Seaweed does the heart good?

Seaweed does the heart good? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers at Teagasc have been investigating lipids from a variety of Irish and Canadian seaweed species for their heart-health properties.
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French Government Defies E.U. Court on GM Maize - ScienceInsider

French Government Defies E.U. Court on GM Maize - ScienceInsider | Food issues | Scoop.it

The French government continues to stand its ground against lifting the ban on growing genetically modified corn in France.

On Thursday, the European Court of Justice said that France's 2008 prohibition against Monsanto's MON810 variety was out of line on procedural grounds. But in a reaction, the French minister for the environment, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, told reporters she was more convinced than ever that MON810 should be kept from French fields, according to the French daily Le Figaro.

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49 Million Americans struggle to put food on the table - Tehran Times

49 Million Americans struggle to put food on the table - Tehran Times | Food issues | Scoop.it
The number of Americans struggling to put adequate food on the table remains at an all-time high, a new government report shows.

The report, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), finds that 49 million Americans, or one in six, lacked the resources to eat sufficient, regular meals in 2010.

That number was essentially unchanged since its peak in 2009. The report is based on an annual survey of 45,000 U.S. households conducted by the U.S. Census.

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Mexico's poor suffer as food speculation fuels tortilla crisis - Investigations - The Ecologist

Mexico's poor suffer as food speculation fuels tortilla crisis - Investigations - The Ecologist | Food issues | Scoop.it
A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas - a sacred staple in Mexico - and threatening the health and livelihoods of the country's poor.
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Spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting power | R&D Mag

Spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting power | R&D Mag | Food issues | Scoop.it
Teaming fresh broccoli with a spicy food that contains the enzyme myrosinase significantly enhances each food' s individual cancer-fighting power and ensures that absorption takes place in the upper part of the digestive system where you' ll get...
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In Texas, drought feels like another Dust Bowl - USATODAY.com

In Texas, drought feels like another Dust Bowl - USATODAY.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Texas is having its worst one-year drought ever, with 7.33 inches of rain through August.
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Nation's food anti-terror plans costly, unwieldy

Nation's food anti-terror plans costly, unwieldy | Food issues | Scoop.it
Just days after the 10th anniversary of the attacks, lawmakers are demanding answers about potential food-related threats and reports that the government could have wasted money on languishing agriculture anti-terror programs.
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How Conservation Projects Fight Food Insecurity

How Conservation Projects Fight Food Insecurity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Lucas Jans/Creative Commons Climate change, increasing population, land degradation, and increasing affluence are combing to create a serious threat to the world's food supply.
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The 'Everything In Moderation' Myth

The 'Everything In Moderation' Myth | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Jennifer Appenrodt for YouBeauty.com You can scarf down that plate of fries as long as you put in an extra 30 minutes at the gym, right?
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#135 Pinning a rose on you | This gives me hope

#135 Pinning a rose on you | This gives me hope | Food issues | Scoop.it
This is a difficult day for a lot of people. Air waves are full of reminders of the attacks on 9/11. Hearts are sore, minds confused. But there are ...
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Ask the Experts: Is it a virtue not to eat meat?

Ask the Experts: Is it a virtue not to eat meat? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Our Religion Experts answer the question: Is it a virtue not to eat meat?
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