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Vitamin C from food tied to lower cataract risk

Vitamin C from food tied to lower cataract risk | Food issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who get very little vitamin C in their diets may have an increased risk of developing cataracts , a study in India finds.
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The Salt Wars Rage On: A Chat with Nutrition Professor Marion Nestle: Scientific American

The Salt Wars Rage On: A Chat with Nutrition Professor Marion Nestle: Scientific American | Food issues | Scoop.it
A researcher explains why there may never be a good study on whether excess dietary salt causes hypertension and heart disease...
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UC Davis researchers find climate change muscling in on mussels

UC Davis researchers find climate change muscling in on mussels | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new study by researchers at UC Davis shows that rising acid levels in the ocean thin and weaken the shells of this diminutive bivalve. And that could spell trouble for entire marine ecosystems.
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Heirloom seeds help preserve food supply for future generations

Heirloom seeds help preserve food supply for future generations | Food issues | Scoop.it
Life: Heirloom seeds help preserve food supply for future generations, seeds, seed, heirloom, one, variety, varieties, crops, potato, irish, plants...
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Health panel approves new nutrition rules for Mass. public schools

Health panel approves new nutrition rules for Mass. public schools | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sugary soft drinks, diet sodas, and artery-clogging food will be a thing of the past at Massachusetts public school snack shops, vending machines, and a la carte cafeteria lines under rules unanimously approved yesterday by state health regulators.
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Programs cropping up across USA to address 'food deserts' - USATODAY.com

Programs cropping up across USA to address 'food deserts' - USATODAY.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Push for sustainable agriculture and awareness about obesity motivating efforts in areas with limited choices in produce.
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Molasses extract decreases obesity caused by a high-fat diet, research suggests

Molasses extract decreases obesity caused by a high-fat diet, research suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
Experimental results suggests that dietary supplementation with molasses extract may provide a novel approach for weight management in humans.
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Genetically Modified Salmon Will Kill Regular Salmon | Fast Company

Genetically Modified Salmon Will Kill Regular Salmon | Fast Company | Food issues | Scoop.it
Escaped GM salmon could breed and pass on their genes in the wild--and those genes could cause weak salmon that eventually die off. The GM salmon companies say they have a solution to keep their fish sterile, but remember: Nature finds a way.
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Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Exclusive Interview with Kathleen Merrigan: Farm to School Movement Comes of Age

Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Exclusive Interview with Kathleen Merrigan: Farm to School Movement Comes of Age | 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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This Genetically Modified Grass May Lead To A New Generation Of Superweed

This Genetically Modified Grass May Lead To A New Generation Of Superweed | Food issues | Scoop.it
“We’re burning out Roundup and going back into the past.”...
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ConAgra challenged over “100% natural” claim on Wesson oils

ConAgra challenged over “100% natural” claim on Wesson oils | Food issues | Scoop.it
ConAgra Foods is facing two class action lawsuits that claim the marketing of its Wesson cooking oils as “100% natural” and "pure" is misleading because the oil is extracted from plants that have been genetically modified (GM).
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Killing fields are what we eat! | Local

Killing fields are what we eat! | Local | Food issues | Scoop.it
It is estimated that a billion people go hungry each day. With population growing by 2045 the world population is expected to reach 9 billion and the big question is how do we feed everyone?
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British Columbia Man Faces Six Months in Jail for Growing Food

British Columbia Man Faces Six Months in Jail for Growing Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Image: Dirk Becker Last week Colleen brought us the story of a woman in Michigan who is facing jail time for planting a garden.
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Health: Why Americans can't afford to eat healthy

Health: Why Americans can't afford to eat healthy | Food issues | Scoop.it
The real reason Big Macs are cheaper than more nutritious alternatives?
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Toronto Changing Ordinance; Will Allow Front Yard Vegetable Gardens

Toronto Changing Ordinance; Will Allow Front Yard Vegetable Gardens | Food issues | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: Ajith_chatie, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution License.
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Anonymous Launches Operations Against Monsanto, Big Oil | Benzinga.com

Anonymous Launches Operations Against Monsanto, Big Oil | Benzinga.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
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FFWD - Calgary News & Views - News - Momentum grows for food policy councils

FFWD - Calgary News & Views - News - Momentum grows for food policy councils | Food issues | Scoop.it
Vancouver has one. As does Toronto, Detroit and Chicago. Edmonton and Calgary are working on creating them. In fact, in recent years more than 100 cities across Canada and the U.S. are developing food policy councils.
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The Health Benefits of Spicy Foods – Grocery.com

The Health Benefits of Spicy Foods – Grocery.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Foods that contain chili peppers are considered spicy foods mainly because of the burning sensation that is experienced when these types of food are eaten...
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Climate adaptation of rice

Climate adaptation of rice | Food issues | Scoop.it
Rice -- which provides nearly half the daily calories for the world's population -- could become adapted to climate change and some catastrophic events by colonizing its seeds or plants with the spores of tiny naturally occurring fungi, new...
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Welcome to the Age of GMO Industry Self-Regulation

Welcome to the Age of GMO Industry Self-Regulation | Food issues | Scoop.it
USDA: Yes, GMOs cause harm; no, we won't do anything about it.
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Genetically modified plants as fish feed ingredients « Biofortified

Genetically modified plants as fish feed ingredients « Biofortified | Food issues | Scoop.it
Study authors raises red flags about GM in fish feed - lots of unanswered questions the bioag people want to gloss over.
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New dangers of too much salt and too little potassium

New dangers of too much salt and too little potassium | Food issues | Scoop.it
Consuming lots of sodium and not much potassium might increase your risk of an early death from any cause by about 50 percent, and nearly double your risk of death from a heart attack, according to a report this week...
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First study into GM Atlantic salmon mating reveals danger of escape to wild gene pool

If genetically modified Atlantic salmon were to escape from captivity they could succeed in breeding and passing their genes into the wild, Canadian researchers have found.
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AllAboutFeed - News: Hungary destroys all GMO maize fields

AllAboutFeed - News: Hungary destroys all GMO maize fields | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some 400 hectares of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said.
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Adapting to Climate Change: Salt-Tolerant Biofuel Crops Could Turn Saline Soil Back Into Cultivable Land

Adapting to Climate Change: Salt-Tolerant Biofuel Crops Could Turn Saline Soil Back Into Cultivable Land | Food issues | Scoop.it
Image: IRRI Images As salinization impacts agriculture around the world—another effect of climate change that will hit already-vulnerable places and people the hardest—farmers, small-scale farmers in particular, have to figure out how to adapt.
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