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Sweetener Death Match: Sugar vs. Syrup - Miller-McCune

Sweetener Death Match: Sugar vs. Syrup - Miller-McCune | Food issues | Scoop.it
The corn industry goes toe-to-toe with the sugar industry, for the use of the word "sugar."...
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Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe To Eat?

Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe To Eat? | Food issues | Scoop.it
The government admits it doesn't know. So why does it approve virtually all GMOs for supermarket shelves?
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Traditional Foods Go Digital

A new resource about harvesting and preparing traditional foods shares the experiences, language, and knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth elders.

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VIHA finds no health problems with controversial Lantzville farm

Lantzville organic farmer Dirk Becker believes he has evidence that proves concerns that his Compassion Farm is polluting neighbours' well water are unfounded.
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BusinessDay - More to choosing seed than yields

BusinessDay - More to choosing seed than yields | Food issues | Scoop.it
The effective use of Pioneer’s "better seed" relies on a package of inputs that costs money. This includes synthetic fertilisers and pesticides ( produced and supplied by Pioneer Hi- Bred), irrigation and established marketing channels. The majority of small-scale food producers in SA do not have any hope of gaining sustained access to this package of inputs. They don’t have the resources, and will never have them until there is a fundamental redistribution of wealth in our society as a whole.

 

This package of inputs, the basic technologies of the so-called Green Revolution, is also proving unsustainable globally as the long-term negative ecological effects of soil depletion, excessive water use, narrowing of seed diversity and monocropping take their toll in the form of stagnating yields, destruction of ecosystems and increasing crop vulnerability.

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Video: Hungry black bear raids Whistler pizza shop

Video: Hungry black bear raids Whistler pizza shop | Food issues | Scoop.it
A hungry black bear made his way into a pizza shop in Whistler, BC, and helped himself to food from the restaurant's pizza warmer, while surprised diners videotaped the shocking incident.
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Florida's Del Monte Fresh Produce Fights Salmonella Claims With Unusual Litigation

Florida's Del Monte Fresh Produce Fights Salmonella Claims With Unusual Litigation | Food issues | Scoop.it
Brandon Quester and Tarryn Mento: Florida-based Del Monte Fresh Produce challenged an FDA conclusion that the company's cantaloupes from Guatemala carried a rare strain of salmonella.
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Is It Time to Accept Food Irradiation?

Is It Time to Accept Food Irradiation? | Food issues | Scoop.it

When it comes to ensuring that food enters the market carrying as few pathogens and insects as possible, the large majority of health, governmental and scholarly authorities seem to agree -- food irradiation is an effective final safety measure.

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DuPont spends $1.2M on 2Q lobbying

DuPont spends $1.2M on 2Q lobbying | Food issues | Scoop.it
DuPont Co. spent $1.2 million to lobby lawmakers on a wide variety of issues including biotechnology, energy and national defense, according to a recent disclosure report.
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Africa: Cartels Chaining the Global Food Agenda

Africa: Cartels Chaining the Global Food Agenda | Food issues | Scoop.it

With their eyes firmly on the money making potential of the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) global food market, profit-seeking corporates punt food security through the enhancement of the global food value chain. But, writes Carol Thompson, this avoids distinguishing who is 'valued' and who is 'chained'.

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Ont. dairy farmer vows to fight conviction for selling raw milk

Ont. dairy farmer vows to fight conviction for selling raw milk | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday found rural dairy farmer Michael Schmidt guilty of selling and distributing raw milk and raw-milk products — the latest development in a nearly five-year legal battle with the province about consumers'...
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Potatoes are the cheapest source of potassium - UPI.com

Potatoes are the cheapest source of potassium - UPI.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
White potatoes are the largest and most affordable source of potassium per serving of any vegetable or fruit, U.S. researchers said.
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Salmonella Concern Prompts Grape Tomato Recall

Salmonella Concern Prompts Grape Tomato Recall | Food issues | Scoop.it

A San Diego produce company has recalled one lot of organic grape tomatoes imported from Mexico after a container of the tomatoes, collected in Michigan in a random sample by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, tested positive for Salmonella.

Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce said the grape tomatoes were sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels in 18 U.S. states -- Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah -- and two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario.

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Plant RNAs Found in Mammals | The Scientist

Plant RNAs Found in Mammals | The Scientist | Food issues | Scoop.it

This is a very exciting piece of work that suggests that the food we eat may directly regulate gene expression in our bodies,” said Clay Marsh, Director of the Center for Personalized Health Care at the Ohio State University College of Medicine who researches microRNA expression in human blood but who was not involved in the study.

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The Food & Drink Issue

Excellent food series in this weekend's New York Times Magazine: Everything you ever wanted to know about food (but didn’t know whom to ask).

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Is Food Getting Dumbed Down Since My Tomatoes Are Gaining Weight Too?

Is Food Getting Dumbed Down Since My Tomatoes Are Gaining Weight Too? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why, with only week's left in tomato season, do supermarkets provide mealy, flavorless tomatoes when the juicy, sweet, local variety is still in abundance? Is it because they believe we don't care?
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Too Busy, Too Lazy, Too Tired to Cook | Timi Gustafson RD - seattlepi.com

Too Busy, Too Lazy, Too Tired to Cook | Timi Gustafson RD - seattlepi.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
For the majority of American families, homemade meals are a thing of the past. The reasons are multiple: Too inconvenient, too time consuming, too challenging, too expensive.
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CTV Edmonton - No food safe from contamination, but risk can be lowered - CTV News

CTV Edmonton - No food safe from contamination, but risk can be lowered - CTV News | Food issues | Scoop.it
CTV Edmonton - No food safe from contamination, but risk can be lowered - Canadian Television...
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E.coli outbreak which killed one and made 250 ill was kept secret for 7 months

E.coli outbreak which killed one and made 250 ill was kept secret for 7 months | Food issues | Scoop.it
It is thought the food affected was leeks and potatoes and sold in British stores including the major supermarkets.
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Listeria-canteloupe outbreak could get worse, health officials warn

Listeria-canteloupe outbreak could get worse, health officials warn | Food issues | Scoop.it
The listeria outbreak that has killed up to 16 people and sickened more than 70, could get worse according to health officials.
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Healthy foods bill could bring more grocery stores and farmers’ markets to East and West Oakland | Local: In Oakland | an SFGate.com blog

The California Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CHFFI) landed on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk last week, after the state Senate and Assembly both voted to approve it by a wide margin.
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Organic vs. GMO

Organic vs. GMO | Food issues | Scoop.it
The terms "GMO" -- short for genetically modified organism -- and "organic" describe two types of food production methods used in modern agriculture. According to the U.N. Food and ...
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FFWD - Calgary News & Views - News - Junk food trashed in city schools

FFWD - Calgary News & Views - News - Junk food trashed in city schools | Food issues | Scoop.it
It’s the week before public school trustee Sheila Taylor is to introduce a motion to ban junk food sales in Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools.
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Health officials say they expect a rise in listeria illnesses and deaths linked to cantaloupe

Health officials say they expect a rise in listeria illnesses and deaths linked to cantaloupe | Food issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials said Wednesday more illnesses and possibly more deaths may be linked to an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe in coming weeks.
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