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Bacteria From Dutch Poultry Linked to Superbugs in People, Scientists Find

Bacteria on raw poultry meat in the Netherlands may be a source of superbugs in people, according to a study that suggests the use of antibiotics in food animals is causing life-saving drugs to lose their potency.
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Canada seeks to breed a better honey bee

Canada seeks to breed a better honey bee | Food issues | Scoop.it
Ottawa (AFP) June 29, 2011 - Following a massive bee die-off in parts of the world, two Canadian universities on Wednesday launched an effort to breed honey bees resistant to pests and diseases.
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Is snacking the culprit behind obesity? - Your Community

Is snacking the culprit behind obesity? - Your Community | Food issues | Scoop.it
Snacking is the biggest culprit behind the population's steady weight gain, according to a new study partially funded by the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Researchers calculated that about 30 years ago Americans ate 3.8 daily meals and snacks. By 2006, they were eating 4.9.
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Community Supported Chicken Keeping for Backyard Coops (Video)

Community Supported Chicken Keeping for Backyard Coops (Video) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Image credit: donabateportraine I may have once mused on the environmental impact of my backyard chickens, but I have no doubt that, overall, keeping them has been both a wonderful experience and a significant contribution to improving our family's...
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Indigenous Peoples, One of the Most Vulnerable to Food Insecurity in Latin America - Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Indigenous Peoples, One of the Most Vulnerable to Food Insecurity in Latin America - Indian Country Today Media Network.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some countries are prioritizing indigenous and black communities in their food security programs, but in general these populations are still very fragile and politically marginalized.
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Invisible colours of food

Invisible colours of food | Food issues | Scoop.it
On May 9th, participants came together in a conversation organized by Food Forward to talk about the connections they see between racism, food systems, and the "food movement" in Toronto and elsewhere. Prior to the meeting, over 20 members of Toronto’s food community groups submitted questions and articulated issues related to food and race in our city. All expressed an enthusiasm to see the links between these issues be made more visible, be better understood, and be actively addressed in their work and the work of other Toronto food organizations.
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Monsanto under SEC probe for incentives - FT.com

Monsanto under SEC probe for incentives - FT.com | Food issues | Scoop.it
Monsanto, the world’s biggest seedmaker by revenue, is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over its use of cash to persuade distributors to use its herbicides.
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Fear not, light at end of fish farm debate

Fear not, light at end of fish farm debate | Food issues | Scoop.it
You might have been startled by Mainstream Canada wanting to expand fish farms in Clayoquot Sound's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Plover Point.
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Worst drought in 60 years hits 10 million in Horn of Africa

Worst drought in 60 years hits 10 million in Horn of Africa | Food issues | Scoop.it
Geneva (AFP) June 28, 2011 - Ten million people in the Horn of Africa have been hit by the worst drought in 60 years, with some areas on the verge of famine and thousands on the march in seach of food and water, the UN said Tuesday.
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Tourism, Climate Change - Threats to Antarctic Wilderness - AlertNet

Tourism, Climate Change - Threats to Antarctic Wilderness - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Too many tourists and too much climate change are the main concerns of environmental organisations and the governments of signatory countries of the Antarctic Treaty, which came into effect 50 years ago.At the 34th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, being held in Buenos Aires for two weeks from Jun. 20, some 300 member country representatives, experts and activists are analysing the new challenges facing the frozen continent.
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Kasaragod declared organic farming district

Kasaragod, the northern district of Kerala, which is worst-affected by the use of endosulfan in cashew plantations, has been declared as organic farming district by the government.
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Girl Discovers The Importance Of Eating Organic | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Girl Discovers The Importance Of Eating Organic | Care2 Healthy & Green Living | Food issues | Scoop.it
During a science experiment, a young girl named Elise, learns a lesson about pesticides in our food supply and the importance of eating organic food.
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The Protest That Took Over an Airport in the Andes

The Protest That Took Over an Airport in the Andes | Food issues | Scoop.it
Local anger in one of the more picturesque parts of South America boils over. Will government concessions be enough to pacify indigenous frustration over pollution?
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Egyptian Seeds Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in Europe

Egyptian Seeds Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in Europe | Food issues | Scoop.it
European health officials have cautiously identified contaminated fenugreek seeds as a probable common link between the large outbreak in Germany and a smaller one in France.
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The Fat-Food Industry: Now Becoming a National Joke

The Fat-Food Industry: Now Becoming a National Joke | Food issues | Scoop.it
Last week, Bob Wieder wrote about the latest fat jokes on late-night television. TV hosts aren't just lampooning obese people, though: they're also taking aim at fast food restaurants.
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Australia Urged to Protect Key Farmland from Foreign Buyers

Australia Urged to Protect Key Farmland from Foreign Buyers | Food issues | Scoop.it
Australian lawmakers are demanding a review to foreign investment rules to stop foreign mining companies, including those from China, buying up prime farmland.
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Global hunger more important than mining, says World Vision chief

Global hunger more important than mining, says World Vision chief | Food issues | Scoop.it
WORLD Vision chief executive Tim Costello says Australia must consider its moral responsibility to help address global hunger before allowing its prime agricultural land to be consumed by mining operations.
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Peak food is near

Peak food is near | Food issues | Scoop.it
Hunger and poverty have long rivalled climate change as subjects requiring solemn statements of concern from corporate and governmental powers that be. But food now ranks with oil, currency and debt as a topic requiring tracking and control by the elite bodies that manage geopolitics. Food policy has arrived.
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New studies question diet soda benefits

Diet soft drinks ‘may be free of calories but not of consequences,’ according to new research from the University of Texas, USA, which questions the benefits of drinking low calorie soda.
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BC Food Security Gateway

BC Food Security Gateway | Food issues | Scoop.it
Great place to find daily updates on crucial food security issues.
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Food sustainability requires systemic thinking and action | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk

Food sustainability requires systemic thinking and action | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk | Food issues | Scoop.it
Today's global security challenges such as food, water and energy are inextricably linked.
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Cleaner air may make global warming worse - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 29, 2011

Cleaner air may make global warming worse - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 29, 2011 | Food issues | Scoop.it
IT MAY seem perverse but cleaning up our air pollution problem is going to increase global warming. The cleaner the air over our cities, the more pronounced the warming effect, according to research.
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Meaty Matters | Latest News | Chemical & Engineering News

Meaty Matters | Latest News | Chemical & Engineering News | Food issues | Scoop.it
Meaty Matters.Food Production: Engineered meat has lower environmental impact than conventional meat, a modeling study finds...
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Obesity Linked to False Perception of Food Scarcity - Miller-McCune

Obesity Linked to False Perception of Food Scarcity - Miller-McCune | Food issues | Scoop.it
New research from Finland finds people with a high BMI take longer to notice hidden food items.
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Red Pepper Hummus | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Red Pepper Hummus | Care2 Healthy & Green Living | Food issues | Scoop.it
A vegan recipe for red pepper hummus....
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