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Salmonella in ground turkey probed in U.S. death - Health - CBC News

Salmonella in ground turkey probed in U.S. death - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
One death has been reported in a U.S. outbreak of salmonella infections that U.S. officials say were likely caused by eating ground turkey.
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TV product placements termed junk food ad loophole

TV product placements termed junk food ad loophole | Food issues | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - Companies that have pledged not to market unhealthy food and drinks directly to children may be turning to product placement on television shows instead of traditional ads to target...
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McChange doesn't come easy

McChange doesn't come easy | Food issues | Scoop.it
McDonald's recently announced that it will soon include apple slices and a smaller serving of French fries in its Happy Meal. Just how significant is the fast food giant's announcement?
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Can GMOs Help End World Hunger?

Can GMOs Help End World Hunger? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Can gentically engineered foods help feed the hungry? Are anti-GMO activists and over-zealous environmentalists standing in the way of the hungry being fed?
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Maya in Guatemala: Seeds, Ceremonies and the Year 2012

Maya in Guatemala: Seeds, Ceremonies and the Year 2012 | Food issues | Scoop.it
Maya in Guatemala: Seeds, Ceremonies and the Year 2012
Maya speaks of true mathematics at the Indigenous Protecting Mother Earth Conference
Posted 01 Augst 2011, by Brenda Norrell, The Narcospher...
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Seventy percent of 8-month-olds consume too much salt, UK study shows

Seventy percent of 8-month-olds consume too much salt, UK study shows | Food issues | Scoop.it
Seventy per cent of eight-month-old babies have a salt intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti.
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Food and warming? A lot of meat in it...

Food and warming? A lot of meat in it... | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agriculture and food consumption directly impact the environment and have immediate bearing on climate change, soil erosion, loss of habitat, global warming and greenhouse effect.
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Will Chickens Give Your Kids Cancer?

Will Chickens Give Your Kids Cancer? | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new study links childhood exposure to livestock, especially poultry, to cancer later in life. So should you steer your kids clear of the petting zoo?
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Weekly Health Tip: What Are So-Called 'Functional Foods'?

Weekly Health Tip: What Are So-Called 'Functional Foods'? | Food issues | Scoop.it
You may have heard about "functional foods." Nutritionists and marketers use this term to describe foods that go beyond the basics of supplying nutrients to the body and appear to help ward off and combat certain chronic illnesses.
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Famine in Africa: Why Women and Children Need the Most Help

Famine in Africa: Why Women and Children Need the Most Help | Food issues | Scoop.it
Last week—on the dirt, beneath thorn bushes just outside of a refugee camp near the Somalia/Ethiopia border—a young mother gave birth to a daughter she quickly named "Lucky." Considering the woman had just walked, pregnant, for twenty days...
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GM SmartStax corn risks exposed

GM SmartStax corn risks exposed | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canada’s approval of SmartStax corn exposed just how little Health Canada cares to investigate the potential risks of GM crops and foods – in the case of SmartStax, not at all. Now the process to approve SmartStax in Europe has identified many of the risk issues being ignored on both sides of the ocean. Confidential industry summaries of data as well as critiques by European experts show more studies must be done to determine any potential health and environmental risks.
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Fatty 'comfort' foods may alter brain's response to sadness

Fatty 'comfort' foods may alter brain's response to sadness | Food issues | Scoop.it
New research suggests that fatty foods do more than satisfy our stomachs. They may also soothe our psyche, literally serving as comfort foods.
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Mediterraneans Abandon Their Famous Diet : NPR

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The Mediterranean diet is not alive and well in 2011 — even in the seaside Italian town where it was first studied. Obesity rates in Italy are soaring, especially among young people.
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Honeybees ‘stressed, overworked’ - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

Honeybees ‘stressed, overworked’ - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | Food issues | Scoop.it
The next time you swat at a bee irritably, spare a thought for your next meal. South Africa’s honeybees help pollinate 50 crops, worth over R10 billion each year and their taste for sweet nectar helps sustain 100 000 jobs.
But there are signs of trouble. “We’re working our bees too hard,” explains Carol Poole, of the SA National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi). “We’re transporting our managed honeybees long distances to pollinate crops and it’s causing them stress.”
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Why western fast food brands are winning in China

Why western fast food brands are winning in China | Food issues | Scoop.it
Here is why Chinese prefer the less healthier option for fast food over their own restaurants...
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Lancet paper blasts Cochrane salt study

Lancet paper blasts Cochrane salt study | Food issues | Scoop.it
Commentary in The Lancet, along with a new analysis of the data, has slammed the recent Cochrane review that claimed salt reduction had no effect on strokes or heart attacks.
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Monsanto-spawned superweeds growing three inches daily, destroying farm equipment

Monsanto-spawned superweeds growing three inches daily, destroying farm equipment | Food issues | Scoop.it
The proliferation of superweeds -- weeds that have mutated to develop resistance to popular herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup formula -- continues to rise.
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Omega-3 reduces anxiety and inflammation in healthy students, study suggests

Omega-3 reduces anxiety and inflammation in healthy students, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people.
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Is resettlement the best response to drought and famine?

Is resettlement the best response to drought and famine? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Ethiopia News: Ethiopia President Meles Zenawi's government has come up with a controversial land resettlement plan to try to make its rural farmers less susceptible to droughts and famine. But critics say the plan may be coercive.
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Soybean genetic treasure trove found in Swedish village

Soybean genetic treasure trove found in Swedish village | Food issues | Scoop.it
The first screening of the American ancestors of soybeans for tolerance to ozone and other stresses had an eye-opening result: The world superstars of stress resistance hailed from a little village in far northern Sweden, called Fiskeby.
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The sustainable seafood myth

The sustainable seafood myth | Food issues | Scoop.it
Stroll by any Whole Foods seafood counter and you will see color-coded fish: Green for fully sustainable, yellow for partially sustainable, and red for fish threatened by overfishing or grown on polluting fish farms.
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Nothing fishy about this food

Nothing fishy about this food | Food issues | Scoop.it
For some people, the decision of whether to regularly eat fish or not is a tough one: on one hand, we know that fish is good for us because they are rich in nutrients and omega-3 fats.
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Corporate farming: Fair trade? Well, not really because we’re giving our land away – The Express Tribune

Corporate farming: Fair trade? Well, not really because we’re giving our land away – The Express Tribune | Food issues | Scoop.it
Expert­s debate whethe­r Sindh should allow foreig­n compan­ies to lease its land and drive out small grower­s.
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Green revolution or green plunder?

Today, what was once considered to be the biggest deal in East Africa in commercial farming has been termed a massive land grabbing and the are all clear indications that the project involving a total of 300,117 ha has already attracted thousands of critics at both local and international level.
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One Cow Can Change an Entire Community

One Cow Can Change an Entire Community | Food issues | Scoop.it
In the tough lives of rural Kenya, small changes can make a difference and help to transform lives.
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