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Bisin: Is this the food industry’s Holy Grail? - Telegraph

Bisin: Is this the food industry’s Holy Grail? - Telegraph | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new preservative could keep food fresh indefinitely, but there are
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U of A study rewrites the book on obesity

U of A study rewrites the book on obesity | Food issues | Scoop.it
New research from the University of Alberta shows some obese people are as healthy as and have no higher risk of death than their thinner counterparts.
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Bare shelves in Canada’s breadbasket

Bare shelves in Canada’s breadbasket | Food issues | Scoop.it
Driven by the local food movement, farmers’ markets on the Prairies are growing more quickly than farmers can supply them...
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Research Links Monsanto's Roundup to Root Fungus

Research Links Monsanto's Roundup to Root Fungus | Food issues | Scoop.it
New research suggests repeated applications of Monsanto’s Roundup may lead to fungal root disease.
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Americans cutting sugar – but it’s still not enough | Emory Health Now Blog

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in July 2011, found that the consumption of added sugars, such as those found in sodas, sports drinks, juices and sweetened dairy products, decreased among all age groups over a decade. The largest decrease came in the consumption of sodas, traditionally the largest contributor to added sugar consumption, according to Jean Welsh, MPH, PhD, RN, study author and post-doctoral fellow in pediatric nutrition at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Traditional foods are good for your health and the environment

Traditional foods are good for your health and the environment | Food issues | Scoop.it

Forget truffles, wagyu beef and caviar. The latest culinary status symbol is peasant food. And the fact it's apparently good for you is only adding to its appeal.

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Does global battle against hunger have a new hero?

Does global battle against hunger have a new hero? | Food issues | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO (AP) — When Altaiza Silva lost her job cleaning houses two years ago, she thought she would have to pull her daughters out of school and put them to work, likely perpetuating the cycle of poverty that's claimed generations of her family.
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Why Gaza Doesn't Need Monsanto's Wonder Seeds

Why Gaza Doesn't Need Monsanto's Wonder Seeds | Food issues | Scoop.it
In occupied and blockaded Gaza, where water is scarce and agrichemicals hard to come by, farmers are going organic.
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What’s Making Us Fat? Researchers Put Food Additives On Suspect List | CommonHealth

What’s Making Us Fat? Researchers Put Food Additives On Suspect List | CommonHealth | Food issues | Scoop.it

It’s still very early days, and some obesity experts are skeptical of her hypothesis, but researchers Dr. Barbara Corkey, director of the Obesity Research Center at Boston Medical Center, oversees are methodically screening hundreds — and perhaps eventually thousands — of food additives, from benign-seeming Bay Oil to unpronounceable chemical compounds, for their potential effects on human fat cells and insulin production.

 

And they have already discovered some intriguing leads on possible culprits, including artificial sweeteners, iron and an emulsifier common in dairy products, monoacylglycerols.

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The flight of the bumble bee: Why are they disappearing?

The flight of the bumble bee: Why are they disappearing? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientists are trying to learn exactly what is causing the decline in bumble bee populations and are also searching for a species that can serve as the next generation of greenhouse pollinators.
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Once a mostly word-of-mouth movement, farm-to-table is becoming mainstream — even out in the ‘burbs - Beacon News

Once a mostly word-of-mouth movement, farm-to-table is becoming mainstream — even out in the ‘burbs - Beacon News | Food issues | Scoop.it

The locally sourced trend is steadily gaining strength, sprouting a variety of ways to secure regional nourishment well beyond the warm season’s myriad farmers markets.

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Roundup herbicide research shows plant, soil problems

Roundup herbicide research shows plant, soil problems | Food issues | Scoop.it
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - The heavy use of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide appears to be causing harmful changes in soil and potentially hindering yields of the genetically modified crops that farmers...
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Tastebuds could hold key to obesity battle - Business (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tastebuds could hold key to obesity battle - Business (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Australian researchers are optimistic that a newly discovered link between a person's ability to taste fat and their weight might help in the battle against obesity.
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Making the Case for Canned Salmon - Seattle Restaurants and Dining - Voracious

Making the Case for Canned Salmon - Seattle Restaurants and Dining - Voracious | Food issues | Scoop.it
Even in the salmon-happy Pacific Northwest, where the annual arrival of Copper River king salmon is granted holiday status, tuna...
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Djibouti: the forgotten country in the Horn of Africa crisis

Djibouti: the forgotten country in the Horn of Africa crisis | Food issues | Scoop.it
Mark Tran: Recurring droughts have caused loss of income and rising food prices, leaving many of Djibouti's rural communities isolated...
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More aid needed as Canadian donations to famine-stricken Africa hits milestone

More aid needed as Canadian donations to famine-stricken Africa hits milestone | Food issues | Scoop.it
More aid needed as Canadian donations to famine-stricken Africa hits milestone...
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Australia Resumes Cattle Shipments to Indonesian Slaughterhouses

Australia Resumes Cattle Shipments to Indonesian Slaughterhouses | Food issues | Scoop.it
Just over two months after imposing a six-month ban on cattle shipments to Indonesia, Australia is once again approving live exports.
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Plant remains link farming to landscape damage in Peru

Plant remains link farming to landscape damage in Peru | Food issues | Scoop.it

A study of food remains from ancient settlement sites along the lower Ica valley in Peru, confirms earlier suggestions that farming undermined the natural vegetation so badly that eventually much of the area had to be abandoned.

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The $25,000 cow

The $25,000 cow | Food issues | Scoop.it

In essence the federal government sets a national quota, and divides it up between the provinces; the provinces are responsible for allocating quota among farms. The quota is tailored to support a target price, more or less as a function of farmers’ costs. (In Quebec and Nova Scotia, the price of milk is further regulated at the retail level.) Once upon a time, the aim may well have been merely to stabilize prices. But over time, the effect has been to drive prices of supply-managed products relentlessly skyward.

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B.C. and Feds Face Off on Meat Inspection

B.C. and Feds Face Off on Meat Inspection | Food issues | Scoop.it
After dismantling provincial meat inspection and handing it over to the feds, British Columbia now forced to take it back.
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Scientists highlight link between stress and appetite

Scientists highlight link between stress and appetite | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which stress increases food drive in rats. This new discovery could provide important insight into why stress is thought to be one of the underlying contributors to obesity.
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Clash brews over poultry pollution

Clash brews over poultry pollution | Food issues | Scoop.it
Another battle is coming in the long war over regulation of Delaware's big chicken farms over farmers' right to decide how to dispose of thousands of tons of chicken manure every year.
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The Great Dry State of Texas: The Drought That Wouldn't Leave Has Lone Star Farmers Scared

The Great Dry State of Texas: The Drought That Wouldn't Leave Has Lone Star Farmers Scared | Food issues | Scoop.it
It isn't the longest drought in the state's history but the severity of it is nevertheless affecting the profitability of the Lone Star State's agriculture...
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Pesticides fear for Barrier Reef

Pesticides fear for Barrier Reef | Food issues | Scoop.it
Agricultural pesticides are causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef, a new Australian government report on water quality says.
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