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Bangkok Post : China's glaciers in meltdown mode: study

Bangkok Post : China's glaciers in meltdown mode: study | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sharp increases in temperature driven by global warming are melting China's Himalayan glaciers, an impact that threatens habitats, tourism and economic development, says a study released Tuesday.
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Dietary patterns may be linked to increased colorectal cancer risk in women

Researchers may have found a specific dietary pattern linked to levels of C-peptide concentrations that increase a woman's risk for colorectal cancer.
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National Food Day Shines Bright Light on Global Food Challenges

National Food Day Shines Bright Light on Global Food Challenges | Food issues | Scoop.it
As an American farmer in support of farmers in Africa, I am doing my part to build a strong foundation for healthy, local food around the world. I urge others to join me as well.
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Science hits GM crops (while China stops sowing)

Science hits GM crops (while China stops sowing) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Far from putting an end to the hunger in the world and from improving farmer’s quality of life, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are raising food insecurity and health hazards and failing to increase the yields of crops, according to new...
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Crop scientists now fret about heat not just water

Crop scientists now fret about heat not just water | Food issues | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Crop scientists in the United States, the world's largest food exporter, are pondering an odd question: could the danger of global warming really be the heat?
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On the menu, but not on your plate

On the menu, but not on your plate | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Globe investigation found fish bought at restaurants across the region was mislabeled about half the time. Sometimes it was innocent error, but often the switch was deliberate, driven by profits.
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Living on Earth: Feeding a Growing Population

Living on Earth: Feeding a Growing Population | Food issues | Scoop.it
The world’s population is expected to reach seven billion by the end of this month. Janet Ranganathan of the World Resources Institute tells host Bruce Gellerman about strategies to sustainably feed the growing number of hungry humans.
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Chef’s Showcase: Roasted pumpkin risotto

Chef’s Showcase: Roasted pumpkin risotto | Food issues | Scoop.it
Chef Binh An Nguyen of Winchester Kitchen & Bar shares his recipe for roasted pumpkin risotto.
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CDC: Americans consume too much sodium

CDC: Americans consume too much sodium | Food issues | Scoop.it
Most Americans consume too much sodium, and new strategies and stronger efforts are needed to reduce the amount of dietary salt.
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Young vegetarians: Getting the nutrition they need - CNN.com

Young vegetarians: Getting the nutrition they need - CNN.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Niki Gianni was 11 or 12 when she found a video on YouTube called "Meet Your Meat." Saddened and disgusted by the footage from a slaughterhouse, the Chicago girl announced she was no longer going to eat meat.
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Biotech group bids to recruit high-profile GM 'ambassadors'

Biotech group bids to recruit high-profile GM 'ambassadors' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Leaked documents claim Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan and Lord Patten have shown interest in EuropaBio outreach programme...
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Tweeting farmers bridge gap between farm, table - Business - CBC News

Tweeting farmers bridge gap between farm, table - Business - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
More and more Canadian farmers are using Twitter to bridge the gap between farm and table, connecting Canadians wanting to know more about where their food comes from with the people who make their living producing it.
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Do Farm Subsidies Cause Obesity? | Food & Water Watch

Do Farm Subsidies Cause Obesity? | Food & Water Watch | Food issues | Scoop.it
This paper finds that the deregulation of commodity markets – not subsidies – has had a significant impact on the price of commodities.
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Jeremy Cherfas's comment, October 21, 2011 2:30 AM
This seems utterly fishy to me. For one thing, the paper thinks that somehow supply of food can be stabilised. That's hubristic in the extreme. For another, it claims farmers are slow to respond to price signals. The evidence of corn (maize) plantings of the past 5 years surely goes against that. But I'll wait until a trained economist can look into it.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, October 21, 2011 11:17 AM
It'a good one for sparking discussion but not as persuasive to me as some others that come at the issue from quite different directions.
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Could additives in hot dogs affect incidence of colon cancer?

The addition of ascorbate (vitamin C) or its close relative, erythorbate, and the reduced amount of nitrite added in hot dogs, mandated in 1978, have been accompanied by a steep drop in the death rate from colon cancer, according to new research.
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Consumers don't pay as much attention to nutrition fact labels as they think, eye-tracking study finds

Consumers don't pay as much attention to nutrition fact labels as they think, eye-tracking study finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
Are Nutrition Facts labels read in detail by consumers when making purchases? Do people read only certain portions of the labels?
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Eat for healthy oceans | What you can do | David Suzuki Foundation

Eat for healthy oceans | What you can do | David Suzuki Foundation | Food issues | Scoop.it

Choosing ocean-friendly seafood is a simple and effective way to help ensure that we have healthy oceans (and healthy humans) for generations to come. Follow the SeaChoice ambassadors in their communities as they share creative ways to enjoy ocean-friendly seafood. Learn how to make the best choices at your local grocery stores and restaurants with tools like the SeaChoice Guide and Suzuki's Top 10 Seafood Picks. Watch for fun recipes, tips and videos featuring ocean-friendly seafood and join in by becoming a SeaChoice ambassador in your own home.

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Gender-bending chemical BPA 'makes girls as young as 3 aggressive'

Gender-bending chemical BPA 'makes girls as young as 3 aggressive' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Harvard scientists has found that those exposed to high levels of bisphenol A, often found in baby bottles, in the womb are more likely to suffer from behavioural problems.
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Indigenous Peoples Have Celebrated the Pumpkin for Centuries

Indigenous Peoples Have Celebrated the Pumpkin for Centuries | Food issues | Scoop.it
caption idattachment_14624 alignalignleft width150 captionDale CarsoncaptionI always wanted a pumpkin patch so this year I planted one far out in the fields Weeds quickly engulfed the orange fruit and its vines Somehow six sw...
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NAFTA Is Starving Mexico

NAFTA Is Starving Mexico | Food issues | Scoop.it
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became the law of the land, millions of Mexicans have joined the ranks of the hungry. Malnutrition is highest among the country’s farm families, who used to produce enough food to feed the nation.
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On Nutrition: Celiac questions

On Nutrition: Celiac questions | Food issues | Scoop.it
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States and Europe.
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When Some Farm Subsidies Go Away, Will Our Food System Be Healthy?

When Some Farm Subsidies Go Away, Will Our Food System Be Healthy? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Now is a critical time to start asking questions about what the consequences would be -- intended or otherwise -- if subsidies go away.
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Texas Reduces Weekend Meals for Prisoners

Texas Reduces Weekend Meals for Prisoners | Food issues | Scoop.it
Inmates have been eating fewer meals since April after officials stopped serving lunch on the weekends as a way to trim $2.8 million in food-service costs.
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Q&A: 'Soil is Key to Global Warming, Food Security'

Q&A: 'Soil is Key to Global Warming, Food Security' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Luc Gnacadja, in his second three-year term as executive secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is widely seen as delivering on his commitment to manage the world's drylands.
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Famine, Food and the 'F' Word

Famine, Food and the 'F' Word | Food issues | Scoop.it
Focus on the famine, but don't overlook the larger food picture. We simply don't know how -- or even whether -- the world can feed a population of 9 billion or higher by mid-century.
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For daily updates on food news: BC Food Security Gateway

For daily updates on food news: BC Food Security Gateway | Food issues | Scoop.it

The Food Security Gateway is designed to be a “one stop” Web resource for food security practitioners and others in British Columbia who want to make “healthy eating the easy choice” and build food-secure communities.

The Gateway is meant to inform and link you to projects, initiatives and organizations in British Columbia as well as publications, tools, guides, news and events – so that you, too, can contribute to building a healthy BC.

This portal was developed and is maintained in partnership by the Provincial Health Services Authority and the Public Health Association of BC.

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