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Monsanto seeks to suspend forced destruction of maize thought to be GM-tainted | The Budapest Business Journal on the web | bbj.hu

The Hungarian unit of Monsanto has appealed to the Budapest Municipal Court to suspend a resolution by Hungary's Agriculture Office...
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Couple hopes to make big pop with healthy bags of popcorn

Couple hopes to make big pop with healthy bags of popcorn | Food issues | Scoop.it
Kristy and Coulter Lewis kept wondering whether there ever would be a microwave popcorn that they felt comfortable eating — one devoid of the acronyms they dreaded: GMOs, rBGH, PFCs and PFOAs.
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From scraping by to pizza and pie: how protein price drives obesity

From scraping by to pizza and pie: how protein price drives obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, the number of overweight people on Earth outweighs the number that are undernourished.From the obesity crisis flows a cascade of health and social problems: it burdens healthcare…...
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The uncomfortable truth about Campbell's salt u-turn

The uncomfortable truth about Campbell's salt u-turn | Food issues | Scoop.it
It’s enraged dieticians and delighted the Salt Institute. But Campbell Soup’s high-profile u-turn on sodium raises some difficult questions about reformulation for all stakeholders.
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Resistant weeds leave farmers desperate

Resistant weeds leave farmers desperate | Food issues | Scoop.it
Farmers across the Midwest and South are, increasingly, using herbicide cocktails to combat weeds in cotton, corn and soybean fields.
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Advice to drink 8 cups of water a day 'nonsense': doc - CTV News

Advice to drink 8 cups of water a day 'nonsense': doc - CTV News | Food issues | Scoop.it
The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water a day "is not only nonsense, but is thoroughly debunked nonsense," argues a Scottish physician in a medical journal commentary. But many are already disagreeing.
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GM Fish Study Raises Red Flags

GM Fish Study Raises Red Flags | Food issues | Scoop.it
New research raises questions about the possibility of GM salmon contaminating wild stocks.
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The Bacon Uprising: How China's Top-Secret Strategic Pork Reserve Is Burning Down The Amazon | Fast Company

The Bacon Uprising: How China's Top-Secret Strategic Pork Reserve Is Burning Down The Amazon | Fast Company | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Chinese middle class is eating more and more meat, and Beijing wants to keep prices low. That means finding a way to feed all those pigs with grain imported from land cut from the Brazilian rainforest, leading to conflict within the BRICs.
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Would you eat test-tube meat? | Posted | National Post

Would you eat test-tube meat? | Posted | National Post | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Jane Switzer Ten years ago, scientist Vladimir Mironov approached a major U.S. meat processing company to invest in his research on “in vitro meat,” a lab-grown alternative to eating factory-farmed animals.
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Heads up homesteaders: Crop swap launches in Berkeley | Berkeleyside

Heads up homesteaders: Crop swap launches in Berkeley | Berkeleyside | Food issues | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year when the abundance from a backyard vegetable garden can be a tad prolific. How many zucchini squash can one family eat? Or perhaps your produce problem comes from human error: you simply planted way too many onions and not enough greens.

Help is on the way. Beginning next Monday night the people behind the newly formed grassroots group Transition Berkeley invite residents to share their harvest at a Crop Swap in the public park next to the Ohlone Greenway on Sacramento Street.
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Food Security News, updated daily

Food Security News, updated daily | Food issues | Scoop.it
For even more food news, check out #FoodSecurity News on the BC Food Security Gateway
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A Future of Price Spikes

A Future of Price Spikes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Population growth is outstripping food supplies.
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Free seeds helping Americans get by, live healthier

Free seeds helping Americans get by, live healthier | Food issues | Scoop.it
For Holly Hirshberg, gardening started as a way to bond with her children. But when the recession hit, her backyard hobby became a necessity.
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FIS - Worldnews - Transgenic salmon could infect wild populations: study

FIS - Worldnews - Transgenic salmon could infect wild populations: study | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon can reproduce with wild salmon if they escape into the wild. This could allow the genetic modification to enter wild populations, according to Darek Moreau, a researcher in evolutionary ecology at Memorial University in St John's.
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Decline of the Monarch Butterfly in the Midwest - OzarksFirst.com

Decline of the Monarch Butterfly in the Midwest - OzarksFirst.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
(Springfield, MO) -- One of the most widely recognized butterflies is in danger.
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Meat Eater's Guide ranks foods by environmental, health effects

Meat Eater's Guide ranks foods by environmental, health effects | Food issues | Scoop.it
Lamb, beef and cheese generate the most greenhouse gases of 20 popular meat, fish, dairy and vegetable proteins, according to a new study from the Environmental Working Group.
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Less Meat or More Local Food? Sustainability Calls for Both

Less Meat or More Local Food? Sustainability Calls for Both | Food issues | Scoop.it
Last month Andrew Winston wrote about Weber and Matthews’ article from 2008, ‘Food-Miles and the Relative Climate Impacts of Food Choices in the United...
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Why India can't feed her people

Why India can't feed her people | Food issues | Scoop.it
As much as 40 per cent of all the fruits, vegetables and food grains grown in India never make it to the market.
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In Boulder, Colorado, Front Yard 'Microfarms' Feed Community

In Boulder, Colorado, Front Yard 'Microfarms' Feed Community | Food issues | Scoop.it
My town of Boulder, Colorado, is a strange republic.
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Powers Missing in Action on Food Price Crisis but New Leaders Emerge

Powers Missing in Action on Food Price Crisis but New Leaders Emerge | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Wayne Roberts Wayne Roberts is a Canadian food policy analyst, speaker, and author of seven books, including Get A Life!
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Another way coffee, tea may keep you healthy

Another way coffee, tea may keep you healthy | Food issues | Scoop.it
A study found that people who drank hot tea were about half as likely to have MRSA in their nasal passages than people who drank no hot tea. The same held for hot-coffee drinkers and for people who drank both.
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Size matters: Why do people eat less when they have big forks?

Size matters: Why do people eat less when they have big forks? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Larger portion sizes usually mean we eat more food, but according to new study, bigger bites lead to eating less -- in restaurant settings.
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The Great Global Poisoning Experiment

The Great Global Poisoning Experiment | Food issues | Scoop.it
No matter how carefully you eat or drink or watch your exposure to toxins, your body has chemicals in it that do not belong there and have the potential to make you ill, even fatally ill.
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Latin American blueberries found to be 'extreme superfruits'

Latin American blueberries found to be 'extreme superfruits' | Food issues | Scoop.it
With antioxidant levels two to four times higher than the blueberries available in the US, two species native to Central and South America may challenge one of summer's favorite treats as a source of these disease-fighting substances.
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Friends of Earth rains on Lufthansa biofuel parade | SmartPlanet

Friends of Earth rains on Lufthansa biofuel parade | SmartPlanet | Food issues | Scoop.it
As regular biofuel passenger flights take off, environmental group condemns biofuels for causing poverty, raising food prices and possibly increasing...
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