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Hollin Farms' Colorful Posters Educate Immigrants on Pick-Your-Own Orchards - Localvore Local Lore | Farmers Market

Hollin Farms' Colorful Posters Educate Immigrants on Pick-Your-Own Orchards - Localvore Local Lore | Farmers Market | Food issues | Scoop.it
A blog about local food and local farmers, slowing down and eating in season. It's about knowing what real food tastes like, and what food means to us as Americans (or doesn't).
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'Buy local' food policies not at risk in EU deal: Ritz - Politics - CBC News

'Buy local' food policies not at risk in EU deal: Ritz - Politics - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canada's agriculture minister says he's heard nothing in European free trade talks that would jeopardize policies favouring local food suppliers, but a farmers union says early drafts suggest otherwise.
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Proper protein intake crucial for moderating energy intake, keeping obesity at bay

Obesity is a growing problem worldwide, but proper protein consumption can help keep it at bay, according to a new study.
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Political food fight over junk food ads to kids

Political food fight over junk food ads to kids | Food issues | Scoop.it
Consumer groups have launched a lobbying campaign aimed at restricting the amount of junk food marketing targeted at kids.
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Eating solid foods early doesn't affect baby growth

Eating solid foods early doesn't affect baby growth | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infants raised on formula who are introduced to solid foods before four months of age tend to gain more weight within the first year than infants who start later, a recent study...
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Great Lakes trout less healthy

Trout in the Great Lakes are working harder and slimming down - and that's a bad thing, according to a University of Windsor researcher.
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'Farming' doesn't always mean 'rural' - San Jose Mercury News

'Farming' doesn't always mean 'rural' - San Jose Mercury News | Food issues | Scoop.it

Today, in Northern California, with locavores flooding farmer's markets and green thumbs finding their joy in community gardens, the prospect of working city land for a living no longer raises eyebrows. Growing and harvesting fresh, often organic food has gone mainstream.

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Will climate change lead to culture change?

Will climate change lead to culture change? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some worry that society will have to suffer total collapse and rebuild itself in the face of climate change. But does it really have to be that drastic?
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Cooking Channel video featuring Morgan Spurlock talking about Food Day

Great video to raise awareness about Food Day - love the story he tells about the kids who saw Supersize Me and started a food rebellion in their school.

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Health benefits of broccoli require the whole food, not supplements

Health benefits of broccoli require the whole food, not supplements | Food issues | Scoop.it
New research has found that if you want some of the many health benefits associated with eating broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables, you need to eat the real thing -- a key phytochemical in these vegetables is poorly absorbed and of far less...
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'Root Cause' Likely to Call Attention to Farming Practices

'Root Cause' Likely to Call Attention to Farming Practices | Food issues | Scoop.it

When the "root cause" --- how deadly Listeria got into the cantaloupes --- is identified by that report, it may then focus attention on harvest or post harvest practices and may even point to places where it is safer to grow cantaloupes than other places.

Specifically, it may be safer to grow "dry" cantaloupes in places like California than "wet" cantaloupes grown in more inland climes. Not even California cantaloupe growers have said that yet --- although they come pretty close.

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Healthy diet trumps genetic heart disease

Healthy diet trumps genetic heart disease | Food issues | Scoop.it
Your mother's urging to eat your vegetables is now backed by an international study that suggests a good diet can overcome a genetic heritage for heart disease.
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How India squared up to Monsanto’s 'biopiracy' - News - The Ecologist

How India squared up to Monsanto’s 'biopiracy' - News - The Ecologist | Food issues | Scoop.it
Following allegations of defying India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA), Monsanto faces a lawsuit from the Indian government, reports Rosie Spinks...
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Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Why the Food Movement Should Occupy Wall Street

Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Why the Food Movement Should Occupy Wall Street | Food issues | Scoop.it
Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities.
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Peanut allergy turned off by tricking immune system: New approach makes allergen appear safe and prevents life-threatening reaction

Peanut allergy turned off by tricking immune system: New approach makes allergen appear safe and prevents life-threatening reaction | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have turned off a life-threatening allergic response to peanuts by tricking the immune system into thinking the nut proteins aren't a threat to the body, according to a new preclinical study.
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Should Urban Farmers Be Allowed to Slaughter Backyard Animals?

Should Urban Farmers Be Allowed to Slaughter Backyard Animals? | Food issues | Scoop.it
In Oakland, where officials are now overseeing a zoning update for urban agriculture, interest groups are preparing for a bloody battle...
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Are Your Food Choices Good, Better or Best?

Are Your Food Choices Good, Better or Best? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Everything you eat helps to determine your health and wellness. If you eat junk, your health will turn to junk. And, can you think of anything more important than your health?
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We can feed 10 billion of us, study finds - but it won't be easy

We can feed 10 billion of us, study finds - but it won't be easy | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new study in the journal Nature argues that we can feed the world's growing population without destroying the planet ... if we make major adjustments now in agricultural and consumption practices and patterns.
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Agriculture Spending Coming Into Focus in Next Few Days – NSAC

The Senate may begin consideration of the agricultural appropriations bill on the floor today, even while the House and Senate authorizing committee r...
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Crop of Small Dairies Hits Market

Crop of Small Dairies Hits Market | Food issues | Scoop.it
Decades after most small dairies were forced out of business in New York, a new crop of boutique dairies is springing up in the state to produce fancy cheese, milk and yogurt.
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Small farmers have a critical role - FT.com

As another World Food Day nears, the task of feeding every one on the planet looks daunting – and many have yet to grasp the scale of the challenge.
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Meat consumption jumps 20 percent in last decade with super-sized environmental impacts

Meat consumption jumps 20 percent in last decade with super-sized environmental impacts | Food issues | Scoop.it
Meat consumption and production remains on the rise, according to a new report Worldwatch Institute, with large-scale environmental impacts especially linked to the spread of factory farming.
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The Truth About Trendy Health Food

The Truth About Trendy Health Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
The problem with trendy foods is that they confuse people about what's healthy and what's not -- sometimes they confuse us so badly that we make very irrational choices.
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School food programs in Canada lack unifying vision

School food programs in Canada lack unifying vision | Food issues | Scoop.it
Advocates wishing to pursue a cross-country strategy must reach consensus on questions of scope and cost...
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GM presentations raise concerns over human health | News | Farmers Guardian

GM presentations raise concerns over human health | News | Farmers Guardian | Food issues | Scoop.it
ANY relaxation of the existing GM crop restrictions in Wales is going to be a long way off, if at all, given the views of the speakers at a special one-day conference staged by the Welsh branches of the Women’s Food and Farming Union in Aberystwyth.
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