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Sowing Seeds of Hope in Zambian Gardens | The Province Blogs

Sowing Seeds of Hope in Zambian Gardens | The Province Blogs | Food issues | Scoop.it
  Squamish residents Colin and Sandra Eves know the heartbreak of losing a child. Their son, Sam Eves was tragically murdered four years ago.
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Experts split whether factory farming led to livestock heat deaths - KansasCity.com

Experts split whether factory farming led to livestock heat deaths - KansasCity.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
So far, evidence is only anecdotal — reliable and comprehensive statistics aren’t available. But some say it’s already clear that livestock in confined pens or factory farms are more vulnerable to mass deaths in the extreme heat of summer.
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Fat chance: Extra weight won’t help you live longer after all

Fat chance: Extra weight won’t help you live longer after all | Food issues | Scoop.it
Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you can forget about dieting...
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Farmland conservation program may be plowed under

Farmland conservation program may be plowed under | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Conservation Reserve Program, which pays farmers to idle highly erodible cropland, is facing budget cuts and other challenges.
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Reducing Obesity in America Calls for Tough Policies and a "Sugar Tax"

Reducing Obesity in America Calls for Tough Policies and a "Sugar Tax" | Food issues | Scoop.it
Policymakers say aggressive action is needed to stem the growth of the obesity epidemic in the United States, which is crippling the nation’s health-care...
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Raw Corn and Avocado Salad

Raw Corn and Avocado Salad | Food issues | Scoop.it
Since this recipe is raw, you get all of the vitamins, nutrients and enzymes these plants offer untouched by the heat of cooking. You get huge flavor and a wide range of healing properties.
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Healthful vending machines are increasing, but do they help?

Healthful vending machines are increasing, but do they help? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Imagine: You're hungry for an afternoon snack, just a little something to hold you over until dinnertime. You head down to the vending machine, drop in your change and walk back to your desk with … yogurt, some trail mix and a piece of fresh fruit.
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How Community Supported Agriculture Sprouted In China : NPR

How Community Supported Agriculture Sprouted In China : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
In a village near Beijing, Little Donkey Farm is trying to rebuild a tradition of organic farming in the world's most populous country. It builds on thousands of years of Chinese history, but it's also inspired by American experiences.
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Initial suspicion of listeria outbreak led to far-reaching investigation - The Denver Post

Initial suspicion of listeria outbreak led to far-reaching investigation - The Denver Post | Food issues | Scoop.it
State epidemiologist Alicia Cronquist thought it slightly odd when she learned two people were sickened by listeria bacteria within a matter of days.
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Supersize salmon are the reel deal - Scotsman.com

Supersize salmon are the reel deal - Scotsman.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Supersize salmon are the reel deal - YOU should see the ones that didn't get away. Huge salmon are being caught in Scottish rivers this year, leading angling experts to claim the king of fish are growing bigger than they have for decades.
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Eating ethically -- it's complicated | Marketplace From American Public Media

Eating ethically -- it's complicated | Marketplace From American Public Media | Food issues | Scoop.it
You're trying your best to choose the most ethical, environmentally-friendly apples and chickens, but here are some more factors to consider before you decide to eat local.
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FDA says cantaloupe recall widens to include Kansas firm

FDA says cantaloupe recall widens to include Kansas firm | Food issues | Scoop.it
A Kansas food processor is recalling nearly 600 pounds of fresh-cut cantaloupe because of potential contamination with listeria linked to a deadly outbreak of food poisoning, federal Food and Drug Administration officials announced Friday...
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Food Security and Climate Change: The True Cost of Carbon

Food Security and Climate Change: The True Cost of Carbon | Food issues | Scoop.it
With wheat prices surging as major producers are hit by droughts and other extreme weather events, it's costing everyone more to eat...
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Cows versus trout in the Eastern Sierra

Cows versus trout in the Eastern Sierra | Food issues | Scoop.it
In a meadow of knee-high grass framed by rugged granite peaks and pine forests, cattleman John Hunter urged his horse forward along a trail crossing a creek, frowning under a cowboy hat dripping rainwater.
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I'm backing the cows; thanks for the link.
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Listeria threat lingers despite recall

Listeria threat lingers despite recall | Food issues | Scoop.it
It can take up to two months before a person who ate listeria-contaminated food comes down with listeriosis, health officials say.
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Sky News: Insects the new health food

Sky News: Insects the new health food | Food issues | Scoop.it

From chocolate-covered crickets to chocolate chip cookies made of ground meal worm, could insects really be the food of the future?

 

They contain low levels of fat and cholesterol, are high in minerals and have twice the protein of meat and fish. They may also soon be the ultimate food in a healthy diet.

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Farmageddon: America's War Against Small Farmers. Category: Arts & Events from The Berkeley Daily Planet

Farmageddon: America's War Against Small Farmers. Category: Arts & Events from The Berkeley Daily Planet | Food issues | Scoop.it
The East Bay's Independent Newspaper for berkeley albany oakland emeryville kensington piedmont el cerrito richmond montclair...
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Seven Delicious Vegan Bread Recipes

Seven Delicious Vegan Bread Recipes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Whenever the scent of freshly-baked bread emanates from our community kitchen, it reminds me that whole-grain breads are one of the most comforting...
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Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? | Food issues | Scoop.it
It’s a myth that chips are cheaper than broccoli. They’re not. So what’s stopping people from eating more healthfully?
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Public health fears rise in Australia as cows lay waste to rivers

Public health fears rise in Australia as cows lay waste to rivers | Food issues | Scoop.it
Public health fears rise as cows lay waste to rivers...
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Some say cows are killing the earth. So do we need to ban beef?

Some say cows are killing the earth. So do we need to ban beef? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some say cows are killing the earth. So do we need to ban beef?
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Del Monte Fresh Produce fights back over charges of salmonella contamination in cantaloupe

Del Monte Fresh Produce fights back over charges of salmonella contamination in cantaloupe | Food issues | Scoop.it
The fruit company’s challenge of the FDA and Oregon health officials regarding its cantaloupe could have an impact on how authorities investigate and try to contain foodborne illnesses.
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Sustainable Food Comes of Age

Sustainable Food Comes of Age | Food issues | Scoop.it
It's hard to pinpoint an exact definition or an exact beginning of the sustainable food movement. No doubt human beings everywhere have always sought a sustainable food supply.
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Japan finds rice needing thorough radiation test

Japan finds rice needing thorough radiation test | Food issues | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan found the first case of rice with radioactive materials far exceeding a government-set level for a preliminary test of pre-harvested crop, requiring thorough inspection of the rice...
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