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BOLIVIA: New Food Policy to Boost Small-Scale Farms - IPS ipsnews.net

BOLIVIA: New Food Policy to Boost Small-Scale Farms - IPS ipsnews.net | Food issues | Scoop.it
In the midst of heated debate with agribusiness, the Bolivian government has launched an agricultural production model aimed at boosting food sovereignty by supporting small farmers, in order to generate surpluses to cushion the swings in...
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Reading the World In a Loaf of Bread :: PEJ News :: Stories, Features, Opinion and Analysis :: Peace, Earth & Justice News

Reading the World In a Loaf of Bread :: PEJ News :: Stories, Features, Opinion and Analysis :: Peace, Earth & Justice News | Food issues | Scoop.it
What can a humble loaf of bread tell us about the world?
The answer is: far more than you might imagine. For one thing, that loaf can be “read” as if it were a core sample extracted from the heart of a grim global economy. Looked at another way, it reveals some of the crucial fault lines of world politics, including the origins of the Arab spring that has now become a summer of discontent.
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Buy better, cheaper beef by cow-pooling

Buy better, cheaper beef by cow-pooling | Food issues | Scoop.it
Cow-pooling is gaining momentum as a way to buy local pasture-raised and grass-fed beef without the sticker shock of grocery store prices.
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Analysis: Ethanol to edge pigs for corn use, but not quite yet

Analysis: Ethanol to edge pigs for corn use, but not quite yet | Food issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ethanol appears almost certain to win the food-versus-fuel contest in the United States.
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Feast of Fields' Ticket Giveaway

Feast of Fields' Ticket Giveaway | Food issues | Scoop.it
Each year, the Vancouver-based community farming organization Farm Folk/City Folk holds the most delicious fundraising event celebrating the harvest of the season, the mouth-watering and highly sumptuous Feast of Fields.
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Genetically modified wheat has no place on the menu

Genetically modified wheat has no place on the menu | Food issues | Scoop.it
Australian chefs speak out against genetically modified wheat
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Babies fed home-cooked food from birth are 'more likely to eat fruit and vegetables later in life'

Babies fed home-cooked food from birth are 'more likely to eat fruit and vegetables later in life' | Food issues | Scoop.it
Infants weaned on home-made casseroles and puddings develop a taste for what is good for them by the age of seven, say researchers at De Montfort University in Leicester.
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Cost of retirement inflated by food and health prices: ASFA

The cost of leading a comfortable retirement has continued to rise over the March quarter, now costing close to an extra $700 per year.
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9 weird fish you should be eating

9 weird fish you should be eating | Food issues | Scoop.it
Learn about 9 invasive species as Food & Water Watch has described in a new guide.
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Last Salmon Ceremony: The Most Costly Scientific Con In History

Last Salmon Ceremony: The Most Costly Scientific Con In History | Food issues | Scoop.it
We are eyewitness to an epic ecological crime against humanity—the craven devastation of one of the world’s unique, perpetually renewable resources, the wild salmon produced in pristine headwaters of the Snake River. The resulting ecological, economic and social damage is so great and widespread it is almost incomprehensible.
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Testing Gulf Seafood | Cover Story | Chemical & Engineering News

Testing Gulf Seafood | Cover Story | Chemical & Engineering News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Testing Gulf Seafood. After the oil spill, analytical protocols to assess contaminants in seafood found few problems, but the public and some scientists are not reassured.
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General Mills hits out at ethanol subsidies - FT.com

General Mills hit out at ethanol subsidies as a driver of rising food prices in the US, arguing that they needlessly fuel inflation.
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Pa. wind turbines deadly to bats, costly to farmers

Pa. wind turbines deadly to bats, costly to farmers | Food issues | Scoop.it
Bats are something of a one-species stimulus program for farmers, every year gobbling up millions of bugs that could ruin a harvest. But the same biology that allows the winged creatures to sweep the night sky for fine dining also has made them susceptible to one of Pennsylvania's fastest-growing energy tools.
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The Trouble With High-Tech 'Sustainable' Aquaculture

The Trouble With High-Tech 'Sustainable' Aquaculture | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why genetically modified fish and other seafood innovations don't address the root of the world's fisheries crisis...
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French outrage as German food fair bans foie gras

French outrage as German food fair bans foie gras | Food issues | Scoop.it
France's agriculture minister threatens boycott after Cologne's Anuga food fair bars 'cruel' liver paté...
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Planting Seeds of Hope and Community

Planting Seeds of Hope and Community | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Dinner Garden shows that planting a garden is about more than filling bellies. It's about hope and community.
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More tainted beef shipped from Fukushima farms | The Japan Times Online

More tainted beef shipped from Fukushima farms | The Japan Times Online | Food issues | Scoop.it
Seven more farms in Fukushima Prefecture fed their beef cattle rice straw contaminated with radioactive cesium, effectively adding 411 more cows suspected of having been exposed to the isotope into the nation's meat distribution chain, the...
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Assessing a famine: the food crisis in the Horn of Africa - World - CBC News

Assessing a famine: the food crisis in the Horn of Africa - World - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
An indepth look at the food crisis in the Horn of Africa and the way the UN determines whether a food crisis is a famine.
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Dry onion skin has a use

Dry onion skin has a use | Food issues | Scoop.it
More than 500,000 tonnes of onion waste are thrown away in the European Union each year. However, scientists say this could have a use as food ingredients.
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Chocolate Milk Banned in Massachusetts Schools

Chocolate Milk Banned in Massachusetts Schools | Food issues | Scoop.it
Public Health Officials approved tough new guidelines for foods offered in public schools last week.
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'Cooking Matters' Finds Recipe to Combat Food Insecurity | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS

'Cooking Matters' Finds Recipe to Combat Food Insecurity | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Food issues | Scoop.it
'Cooking Matters' Finds Recipe to Combat Food Insecurity...
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Bluetongue outbreaks set to rise with climate change

Bluetongue outbreaks set to rise with climate change | Food issues | Scoop.it

Scientists have found the first concrete evidence that recent outbreaks of bluetongue disease across Europe are linked to climate change. What's more, they warn that as the climate continues to change, the risk of outbreaks is likely to rise.

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'Love your body' to lose weight

'Love your body' to lose weight | Food issues | Scoop.it
Almost a quarter of men and women in England and over a third of adults in America are obese. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease and can significantly shorten a person's life expectancy.
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Farmers at Risk of Pesticide Poisoning

Farmers at Risk of Pesticide Poisoning | Food issues | Scoop.it
In this agricultural country—70 percent of the Burmese labor force toils in the fields—experts warn there are many farmers like Ko Zaw who are unaware of the danger of pesticides and their side effects, and are slowly poisoning themselves as a consequence.
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Vermont farmer experiments with cold-hardy rice | AP | 07/18/2011

Vermont farmer experiments with cold-hardy rice | AP | 07/18/2011 | Food issues | Scoop.it
Erik Andrus considers himself a beer and bread man, but he's had limited success growing high quality grains on his sometimes soggy swath of Vermont farmland.
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