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ConAgra Sued Over GMO '100% Natural' Cooking Oils

ConAgra Sued Over GMO '100% Natural' Cooking Oils | Food issues | Scoop.it

Four Wesson varieties are implicated in the case: Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil, Corn Oil, and Best Blend. And it's not just on the label that ConAgra is using the natural claim, but also online and in print advertisements. (Additional silly health claims on the website include "cholesterol free"--vegetable oils couldn't possibly contain cholesterol anyway.)

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Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa

Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa | Food issues | Scoop.it
Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda...
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The Four Foods That Lower Your Cholesterol

The Four Foods That Lower Your Cholesterol | Food issues | Scoop.it
Eating certain foods can help people lower their cholesterol levels, even without the aid of medication, a new study finds.
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Judith van Praag's comment, August 25, 2011 12:05 PM
Great, another academic research position filled. The test results may be true, but not when the high cholesterol levels are hereditary. Also, studies in Norway may show high cholesterol, but less arterial or heart disease, while in the U.S. it may be prelude to coronary disease.
Ten years ago my GP suggested Statins. I refused, wanted to try exercise, diet and weight loss first. This helped my HDL get higher and LDL lowered somewhat(!) but triglycerides sky rocketed.

Some lean mean exercise machine and healthily living friends can't get cholesterol levels down with or without meds and definitely not by just eating healthy foods.
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South African wine industry rooted in human misery, says report

South African wine industry rooted in human misery, says report | Food issues | Scoop.it
Unsuitable housing, pesticide dangers and barriers to union membership catalogued by Human Rights Watch monitors...
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La Vida Locavore:: Day 1, Part 4: Potatoes, Quinoa, and the Climate Crisis

This diary is part of a series describing my trip to Bolivia to study food sovereignty, agroecology, and climate change. On our first day, we saw a presentation I had literally waited a year to see.
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Where is “Law and Order” when we need it? « GoodFood World

Where is “Law and Order” when we need it? « GoodFood World | Food issues | Scoop.it

The sheer mind-boggling size of the recalls involved in the last few years reflect the vast reach and interconnections of the industrial food system. The bagged spinach, cartons of eggs, and ground beef and turkey were each processed and distributed from a single – or at most – two plants.

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Study Suggests Long-Term Almond Consumption Supports Weight Maintenance

Study Suggests Long-Term Almond Consumption Supports Weight Maintenance | Food issues | Scoop.it
MODESTO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2011) - With more than two-thirds of Americans now considered overweight or obese, and rates that continue to climb, more and more attention is being given to the American diet, its impact on weight(1), and the...
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The Endless Benefits of Berries

The Endless Benefits of Berries | Food issues | Scoop.it
By Joanna Evans Berries have been a major part of our diet for centuries, but only recently have scientists taken an interest in their constituents and...
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Okanagan natives try hand at wine-making

Okanagan natives try hand at wine-making | Food issues | Scoop.it
An aboriginal tribe in B.C.'s arid Okanagan Valley is on the cusp of realizing a decades-old dream: becoming North America’s first native winemakers.

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College students not eating enough fruits and veggies, study finds

College students not eating enough fruits and veggies, study finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
College students aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables -- in fact, a new study shows students aren't even eating one serving per day, far from the recommended five daily servings.
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Doctors Join Fight Against Livestock Antibiotics

Doctors Join Fight Against Livestock Antibiotics | Food issues | Scoop.it
It's been said that what you don't know can't hurt you, but I have a feeling, just a hunch, that the fellow who coined that phrase, is probably not around...
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Government is Muzzling Scientists ... Again

Government is Muzzling Scientists ... Again | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Privy Council is squelching discussions of research indicating the harmful impacts of salmon farms.
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Acquiring a taste for First Nations culture and cuisine in B.C.

Acquiring a taste for First Nations culture and cuisine in B.C. | Food issues | Scoop.it
From aboriginal restaurants to galleries focused on Haida art, Vancouver is rich with First Nations heritage.
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Hake population has withstood overfishing, thanks to the warming of the sea

Hake population has withstood overfishing, thanks to the warming of the sea | Food issues | Scoop.it
Hake is constantly being fished in the waters of the European Atlantic Ocean and, nevertheless, resists stock depletion relatively well. At times nature is capable of correcting the mistakes made by humans, new research suggests.
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Himalaya village caught between culture and nature

Himalaya village caught between culture and nature | Food issues | Scoop.it
An ethnic community in Nepal's remotest Himalayan district bordering Tibet says it has been struggling to save its unique Buddhism culture from being uprooted by floods from a glacial lake.
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'Eco-Friendly' Chilean Sea Bass May Not Be So Green - ScienceNOW

'Eco-Friendly' Chilean Sea Bass May Not Be So Green - ScienceNOW | Food issues | Scoop.it
'Eco-Friendly' Chilean Sea Bass May Not Be So Green - ScienceNOW...
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Can FoodCorps Get America Eating Healthy?

Can FoodCorps Get America Eating Healthy? | Food issues | Scoop.it
FoodCorps, a new national service organization and AmeriCorps partner, aims to fight obesity and diet-related disease through promoting school gardens and farm-to-school programs...
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Tradition of Jewish Farming Renewed in U.S.

Tradition of Jewish Farming Renewed in U.S. | Food issues | Scoop.it
From its early, communal roots to today's youth renewal, Jewish farming in the U.S. is an important part of Judaism.
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KENYA: "Perfect storm" brewing among urban poor

KENYA: "Perfect storm" brewing among urban poor | Food issues | Scoop.it
The food crisis that is devastating lives and killing children throughout the Horn of Africa is not restricted to the arid lands where media attention and donor dollars are now focused.
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Preaching a Healthy Diet in the Deep-Fried Delta

Preaching a Healthy Diet in the Deep-Fried Delta | Food issues | Scoop.it
In the Mississippi Delta, the Rev. Michael O. Minor is waging war against obesity and bad health, and the National Baptist Convention has taken up his campaign.
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Horn of Africa food crisis 'shameful' - Times LIVE

Horn of Africa food crisis 'shameful' - Times LIVE | Food issues | Scoop.it

The worsening food crisis affecting more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa is unacceptable and should make the world feel ashamed, the head of the UN food agency said this week.

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Want super strong bones? How a handful of prunes a day could help prevent fractures

Want super strong bones? How a handful of prunes a day could help prevent fractures | Food issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that post-menopausal women can protect themselves against osteoporosis and bone fractures by simply eating around 10 of them each day.
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Deadly Serious: Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella Free to Be in Your Food

Deadly Serious: Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella Free to Be in Your Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
In what country is it legal for deadly salmonella to be in your food? Um, well, there may be others, but I am sure of only one, the United States.
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A New Study Shows That Plants and Animals Are Moving Rapidly in Response to Climate Change - Ecocentric

A New Study Shows That Plants and Animals Are Moving Rapidly in Response to Climate Change - Ecocentric | Food issues | Scoop.it
Regardless of what Rick Perry and the rest of Republican presidential candidate field believe (except for you, Jon Huntsman), climate change is real and it's happening.
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