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Billions In Farm Subsidies Underwrite Junk Food, Study Finds

Billions In Farm Subsidies Underwrite Junk Food, Study Finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
It's a well known fact that most farm subsidies go to crops, like feed corn, that aren't exactly healthy. They're crops that are easy to grown en masse and in the heartland.
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Will Sustainable Farms Survive in Flood-Prone New York?

Will Sustainable Farms Survive in Flood-Prone New York? | Food issues | Scoop.it
In these upstate regions in Ulster, Sullivan, and Delaware counties, there's a new breed of organic and sustainable farming.
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GMO policy favours corporations - not the public interest - Public Service Europe

GMO policy favours corporations - not the public interest - Public Service Europe | Food issues | Scoop.it
Recent EU regulatory developments fail to protect public health, the environment or farmers – argues Joao Ferreira MEP...
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Would You Eat a Monsanto Tomato?

Would You Eat a Monsanto Tomato? | Food issues | Scoop.it
It seems that most farmers these days are philosophers too. David Cleverdon of Kinnikinnick farm is no exception.
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Stand in Solidarity with Adam Guerrero | Kitchen Gardeners International

Stand in Solidarity with Adam Guerrero | Kitchen Gardeners International | Food issues | Scoop.it

"This week Adam Guerrero, a math teacher at Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis, TN., along with three students became lawbreakers after they continued to tend to a garden after it was deemed a neighborhood nuisance. Guerrero was citied for violating city ordinances 48-38 and 48-97. His crime, as reported by the Memphis Flyer, consists of failure to maintain "a clean and sanitary condition free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage" at his Nutbush home.

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U.S. Food and Job Crises Spawn New Green Farming Coalition | World-Wire

U.S. Food and Job Crises Spawn New Green Farming Coalition | World-Wire | Food issues | Scoop.it

A new organization, the Recirculating Farms Coalition, is officially launching a national campaign to promote growing local, fresh food and create green jobs. Its focus is on eco-friendly farms that use clean, recycled water in place of soil to grow plants (hydroponics), fish (aquaculture), or a combination of both plants and fish (aquaponics). The new collaborative brings together educators, farmers, fishermen, chefs, non-profit organizations and many others who are working to create an accessible, sustainable and healthy food system in the United States.

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Does Kenya need GM crops?

GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisation founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry.
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Thai-style green curry for dinner on Meatless Monday - Denver Restaurants and Dining - Cafe Society

Thai-style green curry for dinner on Meatless Monday - Denver Restaurants and Dining - Cafe Society | Food issues | Scoop.it
No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as an incentive to join the...
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Pest resurgence casts doubts on benefits of modified corn

Pest resurgence casts doubts on benefits of modified corn | Food issues | Scoop.it
Corn pest resurgence leads to debate about the role of genetically modified corn, and casts doubts on benefits of one of the nation's most popular seed lines.
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Study sees no clear link between BPA, diabetes

Study sees no clear link between BPA, diabetes | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study out Monday finds no clear evidence that people's exposure to bisphenol A, a controversial chemical in plastics, is related to their risk of diabetes.In a study of...
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Can the obesity epidemic be reversed?

Can the obesity epidemic be reversed? | Food issues | Scoop.it

There hasn't been any country that's successfully been able to turn around the obesity epidemic, which indicates existing public health approaches have obviously not been working. Our research shows the key drivers of obesity are predominantly around food supply - the increasing supply of cheap, tasty, high-calorie food and the very effective marketing the food industry does around those foods. In order to counteract those big driving forces from the food industry, it really does require government leadership and regulation.

 

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Are You Being Tricked Into Eating Junk Food?

Are You Being Tricked Into Eating Junk Food? | Food issues | Scoop.it

Marketers get paid a lot of money to get you to eat unhealthy food.

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Alzheimer's link yet another reason to fear diabetes

Alzheimer's link yet another reason to fear diabetes | Food issues | Scoop.it
The evidence linking Type 2 diabetes and the risk for Alzheimer's disease has been growing for years. New research released Monday in the journal Neurology makes the case even stronger.
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Monsanto or Organic? Who to trust with your food [infographic]

Monsanto or Organic? Who to trust with your food [infographic] | Food issues | Scoop.it

"In putting together this infographic (I have a larger version of the image if anyone wants it) it struck me that nearly all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here, rode the same wave of public opinion. In regards to nuclear weapons, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange and aspartame the talking point was that each was beneficial to America/Americans. It wasn’t until time (life’s best teacher) taught us that these were all highly toxic and deadly endeavors with the same two outcomes. People got sick/died and Monsanto got rich.
I am confident that GMOs will (eventually) follow suit."

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Food Industry Pitted Against Public Health At U.N. Summit

Food Industry Pitted Against Public Health At U.N. Summit | Food issues | Scoop.it
At the first United Nations General Assembly session on chronic diseases this week, public health advocates questioned whether food companies should be treated as partners when making policy on chronic disease.
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Chart: This Is What You Eat in a Year (Including 42 Pounds of Corn Syrup)

Chart: This Is What You Eat in a Year (Including 42 Pounds of Corn Syrup) | Food issues | Scoop.it
What do you call 200 pounds of meat, 31 pounds of cheese, and 415 pounds of veggies?
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Sen Kirsten Gillibrand calls for farmers markets to link with food deserts

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand calls for farmers markets to link with food deserts | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sen. Kirsten Gilliand (D-N.Y.) marked New York's 10th annual Farm Day in Washington Tuesday with a call for more farm-fresh produce for families in the state's least-served communities.
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A push to farm smarter – not bigger – to feed the world's hungry

A push to farm smarter – not bigger – to feed the world's hungry | Food issues | Scoop.it
With famine in Africa and food prices at record highs, governments and agencies around the globe are looking to educate small farmers about more efficient, sustainable agriculture practices.
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Desertification on the march UN meeting hears | Politics | The Earth Times

Desertification on the march UN meeting hears | Politics | The Earth Times | Food issues | Scoop.it
The world's dry lands are vanishing from agricultural production at an ever increasing rate just as the burgeoning population means massive increases in the food supply will be needed.
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No market for genetically modified wheat, CWB says

No market for genetically modified wheat, CWB says | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canadians needn't worry about genetically modified bread winding up on their kitchen table any time soon despite the global push to start experimenting with genetically altered wheat to feed the world's growing population.
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Mexico set to expand GMO corn planting-group

Mexico set to expand GMO corn planting-group | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sept 20 (Reuters) - * More than 10 permitssought again for pilot projects * Pro-GMO group sees commercial corn planting by next year MEXICO CITY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Permits to plant largeextensions...
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Growing jellyfish invasion oozes across southern U.S.

Growing jellyfish invasion oozes across southern U.S. | Food issues | Scoop.it
Jellyfish population appears to be growing and taking over as ocean predators as a result of overfishing and climate change, scientists claim...
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National Conference To End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals

National Conference To End Factory Farming: For Health, Environment and Farm Animals | Food issues | Scoop.it
The National Conference to End Factory Farming brings together health, environmental and animal protection experts to discuss factory farming's negative impacts and collaborate on solutions.
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Scientists draw out all-natural meat flavors from mushrooms

Scientists draw out all-natural meat flavors from mushrooms | Food issues | Scoop.it
All-natural, vegetarian meat-flavored food products made from mushrooms could satisfy carnivores without harming the earth - or laying a finger on any bovine beasts.
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Brain May Sabotage Efforts To Lose Weight - Science News

Brain May Sabotage Efforts To Lose Weight - Science News | Food issues | Scoop.it
The sight of food turns different parts of the brain on in lean versus obese people, a new study finds...
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