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Less salt, less strokes, says new research

Less salt, less strokes, says new research | Food issues | Scoop.it
A reduction of 3 grams of salt intake per day would prevent up to 8,000 stroke deaths and up to 12,000 coronary heart disease deaths per year in the UK, says new research.
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Preventing the Next Somalia: Energy+Water = Food

Preventing the Next Somalia: Energy+Water = Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
Long-term solutions must be put in place to mitigate against the adverse effects of climate change on poor and famine-prone regions of the world.
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Red meat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes - CTV News

Red meat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes - CTV News | Food issues | Scoop.it
CTV Edmonton - Red meat linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes - Canadian Television...
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#115 A year after boat shatters his shell, turtle swims free | This gives me hope

#115 A year after boat shatters his shell, turtle swims free | This gives me hope | Food issues | Scoop.it
Hundreds of supporters cheered on August 3rd as Andre, a 177 pound green sea turtle, crawled into the water and swam out of sight. A year ago no one wa...
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How to make both you and your food bill smaller

How to make both you and your food bill smaller | Food issues | Scoop.it
On my diet the money saver is beans, which are inexpensive, says Preet Banerjee...
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USDA and Corporate Agribusiness Continue to Push Animal ID Scheme | Cornucopia Institute

USDA and Corporate Agribusiness Continue to Push Animal ID Scheme | Cornucopia Institute | Food issues | Scoop.it
Consumers and Independent Producers Lose if Big Ag Wins on Animal Tracking For more information, contact: Judith McGeary, Farm and Ranch Freedom...
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Does global battle against hunger have a new hero?

Does global battle against hunger have a new hero? | Food issues | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO (AP) — When Altaiza Silva lost her job cleaning houses two years ago, she thought she would have to pull her daughters out of school and put them to work, likely perpetuating the cycle of poverty that's claimed generations of her family.
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Curry spice could offer treatment hope for tendinitis

Curry spice could offer treatment hope for tendinitis | Food issues | Scoop.it
A derivative of a common culinary spice found in Indian curries could offer a new treatment hope for sufferers of the painful condition tendinitis, researchers have shown.
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Death of the Bees. Genetically Modified Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America

Death of the Bees. Genetically Modified Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America | Food issues | Scoop.it

There are many reasons given to the decline in Bees, but one argument that matters most is the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and "Terminator Seeds" that are presently being endorsed by governments and forcefully utilized as our primary agricultural needs of survival.

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The Monsanto Anschluss - Salem-News.Com

The Monsanto Anschluss - Salem-News.Com | Food issues | Scoop.it
To begin to appreciate the scope of Monsanto’s attack on the American people, one can look in three places, beginning with the USDA’s ruling on genetically modified Kentucky Bluegrass, and the agricultural – that is to say, food – elemen.....
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Pink salmon goes green, earns sustainable management certification

Pink salmon goes green, earns sustainable management certification | Food issues | Scoop.it
Pink salmon from B.C. has become “green” after getting certified for sustainable management.
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Stockpiling seeds today saves plants for the future

Stockpiling seeds today saves plants for the future | Food issues | Scoop.it
A quarter of the world's plant species may be headed toward extinction. Seed banks aim to prevent that.
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The Era of Living Dangerously

The Era of Living Dangerously | Food issues | Scoop.it
We saw what happens when over-leveraged economies like the U.S. and Europe failed to anticipate the threats posed by unsustainable debt loads; we don't want to see what happens if we ignore signs that we are over-leveraging the planet's resources.
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Is U.S. Farm Policy Feeding The Obesity Epidemic? : NPR

Is U.S. Farm Policy Feeding The Obesity Epidemic? : NPR | Food issues | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom blames farm subsidies for making food too cheap — so cheap that Americans are encouraged to overeat. It seems like a simple equation. But the truth is rarely simple.
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Strategies - Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools (free download)

Strategies - Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools (free download) | Food issues | Scoop.it

BC Food Security Gateway...Cooking with California Food introduces the concept of the dynamic 6-5-4 School Lunch Matrix, based on six dishes students know and love, five ethnic flavor profiles, and four seasons. It offers ideas for adding more fresh, local, healthy foods to school lunches; helps meal services devise an appealing variety of menus around dishes that children already prefer; honors California’s rich history and cultural heritage; and describes a tested plan for effective professional development for food services staff. [Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans for The Center for Ecoliteracy, in partnership with TomKat Charitable Trust, 2011]

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Burger Chain Says "Eat Less Meat"

Burger Chain Says "Eat Less Meat" | Food issues | Scoop.it
Sweden's Max Hamburger encourages customers to eat fewer hamburgers and help them be part of the environmental solution.
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Nelson cookbook shortlisted for national award | The Nelson Daily

Nelson cookbook shortlisted for national award | The Nelson Daily | Food issues | Scoop.it

Seasonings: A Year of Local Flavour in Words and Recipes (published by the Kootenay Country Store Cooperative and the Nelson Library last fall), is short-listed in the English-language Culinary Culture Category of the 2011 Canadian Culinary Book Awards, sponsored by Cuisine Canada and the University of Guelph.

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Why Americans should care about famine in Africa

Why Americans should care about famine in Africa | Food issues | Scoop.it
Why should Americans care about the unfolding crisis in Somalia when our own economy is in chaos?
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Flaxseed may be effective in protecting against harmful effects of radiation

Flaxseed may be effective in protecting against harmful effects of radiation | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that flax might have a new use for the 21st century: protecting healthy tissues and organs from the harmful effects of radiation.
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#114 Planting Seeds of Hope and Community | This gives me hope

#114 Planting Seeds of Hope and Community | This gives me hope | Food issues | Scoop.it
One of the deepest humiliations inflicted on anyone struggling to put food on the table is  facing the hostile or kindly attitudes of those who are not. T...
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Could more-nutritious crops help fight hunger?

Could more-nutritious crops help fight hunger? | Food issues | Scoop.it

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the work is part of a broader effort to boost the levels of vitamins and minerals in crops many Africans rely on for the bulk of their diets. The Seattle-based foundation has committed more than $160 million to these so-called biofortification programs.

The approach epitomizes Gates' belief in the power of science to combat hunger, and mirrors many of the giant philanthropy's other investments in improved seeds and fertilizers. But some agricultural experts are skeptical that tweaking nutrient levels and other tech-heavy approaches will make much of a dent in malnutrition, because they ignore the complex social, political and economic roots of the problem.

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Researchers discover natural food preservative that kills food-borne bacteria

Researchers discover natural food preservative that kills food-borne bacteria | Food issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered and received a patent for a naturally occurring lantibiotic -- a peptide produced by a harmless bacteria -- that could be added to food to kill harmful bacteria like salmonella, E.
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U.S. tribes work to save primitive fish from becoming endangered

U.S. tribes work to save primitive fish from becoming endangered | Food issues | Scoop.it
Northwest natives drive last-ditch effort to restore the primitive fish, whose move to spawn upriver is threatened by hydroelectric dams...
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