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A Death, A Miscarriage and Another Cantaloupe Recall

A Death, A Miscarriage and Another Cantaloupe Recall | Food issues | Scoop.it

The multistate outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes now includes another death -- this one in Wyoming -- and a miscarriage in Iowa, along with another melon recall by a western New York distributor supplied by Colorado's Jensen Farms.

At the start of the week, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had confirmed 100 cases of listeriosis, including 18 fatalities, in 20 states to be part of the outbreak. But the death of an elderly Sheridan County, WY woman during the previous week was not reported until after CDC's most recent update.

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Let’s talk turkey about our food obsessions

Let’s talk turkey about our food obsessions | Food issues | Scoop.it
Yom Kippur coincides with Thanksgiving this year, which means some of us will be fasting before we load up on roast bird.
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Several New Reports on Obesity Place Blame on Food Marketing

Several New Reports on Obesity Place Blame on Food Marketing | Food issues | Scoop.it
The influences of food marketing are covered by Cornell, the Kogod School of Business, and the American Academy of Pediatrics...
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Brinksmanship in Washington, D.C., costing growers in terms of exports | Farm Press Blog

It hasn’t been that long ago when growers would attend a farm bill listening session or similar type of meeting and receive a stern, almost finger-waving lecture on how they needed to learn to survive in a global economy, on a “level playing field”...
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Food Rights Network Interviews Food & Farm Hero John Kinsman

Food Rights Network Interviews Food & Farm Hero John Kinsman | Food issues | Scoop.it

John Kinsmana is a pioneer of rotational grazing, a strong proponent of small, diversified agricultural operations, and an activist since the 1970s.

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N.Y. pesticide use blamed for late-summer lobster die-off

N.Y. pesticide use blamed for late-summer lobster die-off | Food issues | Scoop.it
During a meeting arranged by state Rep. Terry Backer, D-Stratford, executive director of the nonprofit Soundkeeper Fund, lobster fishers said last spring the harvest was robust, for a change, compared to the die-off that dates back to 1999 when...
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Farmers Markets Thrive While Concerns Grow

Farmers Markets Thrive While Concerns Grow | Food issues | Scoop.it

The rise in popularity is accompanied by a rise in concerns about how best to keep these local consumers safe from the same pathogens responsible for nationwide outbreaks of salmonella and E. coli in commercially produced foods.

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Just Label It: We Have a Right to Know What's In Our Food

Just Label It: We Have a Right to Know What's In Our Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Yesterday, a broadbased coalition of nearly 400 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights called on the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
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Soil Association sets out new vision for sustainable farming and food

Soil Association sets out new vision for sustainable farming and food | Food issues | Scoop.it
latest sustainable food news – Soil Association sets out new vision for sustainable farming and food.
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Asia Sentinel - Europe's Slow Agricultural Reform

Asia Sentinel - Europe's Slow Agricultural Reform | Food issues | Scoop.it

The 34-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in a report issued Wednesday, says European farmers are much less dependent on the subsidies and other forms of support that have made them some of the world’s richest and helped to lock out cheaper goods from impoverished nations.

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Do school-based obesity interventions really work?

Do school-based obesity interventions really work? | Food issues | Scoop.it

As for school interventions that mixed both diet and exercise, a review looked those in 2009 (along with programs that involved only increased physical activity or dietary changes). The University of Melbourne’s Dr. Elizabeth Waters (PhD), one of the researchers on the study and the lead on a soon-to-be-released updated review on the subject, spoke to Science-ish about the work, which builds on over 15 years of tracking intervention research conducted under trial conditions.

She said the latest review was actually more promising than previous studies: it showed some reduction in BMI from interventions that focus on nutrition and physical activity, particularly in a school setting. “Overall, the evidence is mounting now that (school-based) interventions are more likely to be effective,” said Dr. Waters.

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Will Barack Obama break his GM food labelling promise?

Will Barack Obama break his GM food labelling promise? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Mother Jones: As presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised he would force the labelling of GM ingredients in food.
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Natural Foodie: Chemical concerns should steer families toward organic food | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Natural Foodie: Chemical concerns should steer families toward organic food | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Food issues | Scoop.it

A study published in the June issue of the journal Pediatrics looked at the connection between prenatal pesticide exposure and a child's size at birth. By measuring pesticide residues in umbilical cord blood, the researchers found a link between prenatal pesticide exposure and babies with lower birth weights, shorter birth lengths and smaller head circumferences.

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Food eats up less of Canadians' spending, but costs us more

Food eats up less of Canadians' spending, but costs us more | Food issues | Scoop.it
Even though Canadian food prices have consistently moved higher over the years, the percentage of household spending devoted to food has fallen significantly.
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Canola disease takes root in Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan - CBC News

Canola disease takes root in Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Clubroot, a disease that chokes off water and nutrients to canola plants, now has a toehold in Saskatchewan for the first time in history.
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The Harder They Spin: What USFRA Wants Us to Believe and Why It’s Still Not the Truth

Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities.
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Is Kosher Meat Safer?

Is Kosher Meat Safer? | Food issues | Scoop.it

The main difference between kosher and non-kosher meats is the way in which animals are slaughtered. For food to be kosher, animals have to be killed individually by a specially trained Jew known as a shochet. Another trained expert then inspects the carcasses for signs of disease. But these steps have no real effect on food safety.

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Woman's miscarriage blamed on listeria-tainted cantaloupe

Woman's miscarriage blamed on listeria-tainted cantaloupe | Food issues | Scoop.it
A pregnant Iowa woman has become the first to suffer to a miscarriage after contracting a listeria infection tied to tainted cantaloupe, underscoring the seriousness of the ongoing outbreak in vulnerable people, state health officials said.
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The Food Crisis & Big Box Thinking

The Food Crisis & Big Box Thinking | Food issues | Scoop.it
There is a crisis in food supply. This critical imbalance of food demand to food supply will peak sometime in the next 30 years leaving large groups of people without enough access to nutritious food.
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Is Famine A Crime Against Humanity?

Is Famine A Crime Against Humanity? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Matt Bryden and Enough argue that Somalia's government and Islamist rebels should be held criminally responsible for region's famine. They may be right.
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Farmers and children the main victims of Alabama’s new draconian law | Full Comment | National Post

Farmers and children the main victims of Alabama’s new draconian law | Full Comment | National Post | Food issues | Scoop.it

The law gives police the power to detain — and deport — people without legal documents proving their residency status. It also penalizes those who employ them, rent them accommodation or educate their children.

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Genetically modified canola goes wild

Genetically modified canola goes wild | Food issues | Scoop.it
Genetically modified canola has escaped from the farm and is thriving in the wild across North Dakota, according to a study that indicates there are plenty of novel man-made genes crossing the Canada-U.S.
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Report reveals economic, social costs of hunger in America

New study by researchers at Brandeis University and the Center for American Progress finds the social and economic cost of hunger and food insecurity in the United States in 2010 hit $167.5 billion in addition to federal expenditures to address...

 

Unfortunately, this press release does not actually tell us what the paper is or where to find it.

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