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U.S. tribes work to save primitive fish from becoming endangered

U.S. tribes work to save primitive fish from becoming endangered | Food issues | Scoop.it
Northwest natives drive last-ditch effort to restore the primitive fish, whose move to spawn upriver is threatened by hydroelectric dams...
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Duck fat puts gourmet spin on biodiesel

Duck fat puts gourmet spin on biodiesel | Food issues | Scoop.it
Duck fat has a rich history in French cuisine as the key ingredient in savoury cassoulets and confits, but now industrious farmers are turning the grease into biodiesel and biogas.
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Genetically modified salmon developer fights back

Genetically modified salmon developer fights back | Food issues | Scoop.it

Alaska’s fishing industry opposes commercial development of genetically modified salmon. That’s led to Congressional action to stop regulatory review, which could block production and sales.

Now, the developer is fighting back.

After turning down numerous interview requests, AquaBounty Technologies, which wants to market the fish, is speaking up.

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French Are Getting Fatter, Too : NPR

French Are Getting Fatter, Too : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
Obesity rates in France are growing, though they're still far below those in the United States and other European countries. Some say the French culinary traditions that have protected most people from obesity are under assault.
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Cattle farmers say ID costly, time consuming - Prince Edward Island - CBC News

Cattle farmers say ID costly, time consuming - Prince Edward Island - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some P.E.I. cattle farmers say the system for tracing animals for food safety reasons is becoming too difficult and expensive.
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Tending to a community garden may foster higher fruit and vegetable consumption

Tending to a community garden may foster higher fruit and vegetable consumption | Food issues | Scoop.it
People who grow their own fruits and vegetables are apt to eat them, but a study finds that community gardeners may have an edge over home gardeners when it comes to consuming more fresh produce.
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Soil Born Farms - Living In Harmony With Nature - (VIDEO)

Soil Born Farms - Living In Harmony With Nature - (VIDEO) | Food issues | Scoop.it
At Soil Born Farms, near Sacramento, California, children and adults participate in a system of food production that promotes healthy living.
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Preservation Farm

Preservation Farm | Food issues | Scoop.it
Preservation Farm and Research Initiative is a UBC program based on organic farming practices, research, and the promotion of sustainability in Kelowna.
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PAKISTAN: Hunger stalks millions as food insecurity grows

PAKISTAN: Hunger stalks millions as food insecurity grows | Food issues | Scoop.it
Saleem-ud-Din, 35, is happy today. The disabled beggar has been able to buy some cooked lentils as well as six 'rotis' [flat bread] for his family of six.
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Five killed as Somali gunmen loot food aid from camp

Five killed as Somali gunmen loot food aid from camp | Food issues | Scoop.it

At least five people were killed Friday when an armed gang raided a camp in the Somali capital and stole relief food meant for thousands of famine-affected people, officials and witnesses said.

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Raw Milk Purveyors Arrested, Bail Set at \$123,000

Raw Milk Purveyors Arrested, Bail Set at \$123,000 | Food issues | Scoop.it

In yet another example of wasted resources and misplaced priorities police in LA have raided Rawesome Foods, arresting three people in connection with the distribution of raw milk products ...

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Organic farming systems yield energy savings of 20% or more - Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada - Farm Focus

Organic farming systems yield energy savings of 20% or more - Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada - Farm Focus | Food issues | Scoop.it
The farm energy savings for organic are often 20 per cent or more.
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Whole Paycheck and Organic Food Deserts: The Challenge

Whole Paycheck and Organic Food Deserts: The Challenge | Food issues | Scoop.it
Whole Paycheck and Organic Food Deserts: The Challenge After decades of grassroots public education, battles to safeguard standards, and hard work, organic food and farming has become the fastest growing sector of U.S.
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Stockpiling seeds today saves plants for the future

Stockpiling seeds today saves plants for the future | Food issues | Scoop.it
A quarter of the world's plant species may be headed toward extinction. Seed banks aim to prevent that.
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The toxic politics of famine

The toxic politics of famine | Food issues | Scoop.it

Death is just a failed harvest away when men place no value on human life...

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Mouthwateringly Market Fresh: Cooking With Heirloom Tomatoes: Gothamist

Mouthwateringly Market Fresh: Cooking With Heirloom Tomatoes: Gothamist | Food issues | Scoop.it

Heirloom tomatoes, named as such because they're breeds that have existed without genetic modification for decades, are a fleeting treat of summer. They come in a fantastic array of shapes, sizes, and colors, in varieties like brandywine, Cherokee purple, and green zebra. Heirloom tomatoes tend to have a deeper, more intense flavor than their commercially produced, uniform-looking counterparts, and they're best enjoyed as close to raw as possible. 

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Gazpacho ingredients lose vitamin C during preparation

Gazpacho ingredients lose vitamin C during preparation | Food issues | Scoop.it
In summer, more dishes like gazpacho –- a cold soup containing raw vegetables, bread, olive oil and vinegar –- are consumed.
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We're lovin' it, comrade: Russia embraces fast food

We're lovin' it, comrade: Russia embraces fast food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Fast food has been under attack in America. Urged to make their Happy Meals healthier, McDonald's recently shrank the serving size of the meal's fries and added apple slices.
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Book Review: Why the "Green Revolution" Was Not So Green After All

Book Review: Why the "Green Revolution" Was Not So Green After All | Food issues | Scoop.it
Historian Nick Cullather's excellent the Hungry World untangles the history of US ag-related foreign policy.
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Manhattan Farm Flourishes in Milk Crates

Manhattan Farm Flourishes in Milk Crates | Food issues | Scoop.it
In the heart of New York City, a small farm produces fresh herbs and vegetables for a nearby restaurant.
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Monsanto launching its first biotech sweet corn

Monsanto launching its first biotech sweet corn | Food issues | Scoop.it

Monsanto Co. is preparing to launch a genetically altered sweet corn, marking the global seed company's first commercial combination of its biotechnology with a consumer-oriented vegetable product.

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Indonesia food security project threatens Papuan way of life-activists - AlertNet

Indonesia food security project threatens Papuan way of life-activists - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it

Indigenous Papuans are at risk of further marginalisation and the forests and ecosystems on which they rely face destruction due to an ambitious food security project by the Indonesian government, activists say.

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Heavy pressure on Health Canada to increase caffeine allowance

Heavy pressure on Health Canada to increase caffeine allowance | Food issues | Scoop.it
Pressure from officials at Foreign Affairs was the driving force behind Health Canada's controversial decision last year to allow the addition of caffeine to non-cola soft drinks, newly released internal records indicate.
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Drug-Resistant Salmonella in Ground Turkey

Drug-Resistant Salmonella in Ground Turkey | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of meat after people sickened by antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella...
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Israel helps stem global food crisis

Israel helps stem global food crisis | Food issues | Scoop.it
Business: Israeli experts, their innovative technology helping world’s developing nations face urgent new challenge...
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