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BPA no longer used in bottles, say chemical makers

BPA no longer used in bottles, say chemical makers | Food issues | Scoop.it

Makers of the controversial chemical bisphenol-A have asked federal regulators to phase out rules that allow its use in baby bottles and sippy cups, saying those products haven't contained the plastic-hardening ingredient for two years.
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NY company recalls cantaloupe products over listeria worries

NY company recalls cantaloupe products over listeria worries | Food issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New York-based company is recalling about 4,800 packages of fresh fruit cantaloupe and mixed fruit containing cantaloupe because of potential contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
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Louisiana seafood safety testing results go online

Louisiana seafood safety testing results go online | Food issues | Scoop.it
'We've got a lot of data we want to share with the public,' Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham says...
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Study: Climate change to impact where wine grapes can grow

Study: Climate change to impact where wine grapes can grow | Food issues | Scoop.it
To the litany of changes being wrought by climate change, we may be able to add one more: where wine grapes can and can't be grown.
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Health Canada capping caffeine capped in energy drinks

Health Canada capping caffeine capped in energy drinks | Food issues | Scoop.it
The federal government is capping the amount of caffeine that energy drinks can contain, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Thursday.
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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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How Thrown-Out Food Links To Global Warming : NPR

How Thrown-Out Food Links To Global Warming : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it

The greenhouse gas emissions from the 55 million tons of food the U.S. food wastes every year add up to 135 million tons a year. Some foods, like beef, have a much bigger impact on the climate than others.

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Wild rice poses another obstacle to mine proposal

Wild rice poses another obstacle to mine proposal | Food issues | Scoop.it
As review of a controversial Polymet mining project proposal nears conclusion, some supporters are worried about a potential environmental roadblock: wild rice.
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Road fumes 'may be killing bees' | Irish Examiner

Road fumes 'may be killing bees' | Irish Examiner | Food issues | Scoop.it
A possible link between pollution found in diesel fumes and the global collapse of honey bee colonies is to be investigated.
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Hunger, Food Insecurity Cost U.S. $167 Billion Every Year: Study

Hunger, Food Insecurity Cost U.S. $167 Billion Every Year: Study | Food issues | Scoop.it
While the wealthiest people in the U.S. continue to pull further and further ahead of the rest of society, the Great Recession has left millions out of work and even more living in poverty.
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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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