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Carbon hitches a ride from field to market: Agriculture's mobile nature makes predicting regional greenhouse gas impacts more complex

Carbon hitches a ride from field to market: Agriculture's mobile nature makes predicting regional greenhouse gas impacts more complex | Food issues | Scoop.it

New research that tracked carbon's movement in US crop production found that regional carbon sinks and sources are created because agricultural crops are consumed far away from where they're grown.
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Say No to GMO with True Food Shopper's Guide

Say No to GMO with True Food Shopper's Guide | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Center for Food Safety has produced a guide to genetically modified ingredients in food, available as a mobile application and a PDF.
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Health food not on the menu for many California teens

Health food not on the menu for many California teens | Food issues | Scoop.it
Californians have a reputation for being health-food junkies, but the truth is an estimated 2 million California teens drink at least one sugary drink a day, and more than 1.6 million eat fast food at least twice a week, according to new research.
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foodconsumer.org - The 9 Foods the U.S. Government is Paying You to Eat

foodconsumer.org - The 9 Foods the U.S. Government is Paying You to Eat | Food issues | Scoop.it
The 9 Foods the U.S.Government is Paying You to Eat...
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Jamie Oliver on microwaves, activism and the foods he can't live without

Jamie Oliver on microwaves, activism and the foods he can't live without | Food issues | Scoop.it
The British superchef talks about his highs and lows - and shares valuable secrets for home chefs...
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Some plants duplicate their DNA to overcome adversity

Some plants duplicate their DNA to overcome adversity | Food issues | Scoop.it
Whatever does not kill a plant may actually make it stronger. After being partially eaten by grazing animals, for example, some plants grow bigger and faster and reproduce more successfully than they otherwise would.
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Eco-conscious farmers press for help to make their pastures greener

Eco-conscious farmers press for help to make their pastures greener | Food issues | Scoop.it
Many in the agricultural industry think it’s time the country starts paying farmers far more for conservation...
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Why diets don't work: Starved brain cells eat themselves, study finds

Why diets don't work: Starved brain cells eat themselves, study finds | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new report might help to explain why it's so frustratingly difficult to stick to a diet. When we don't eat, hunger-inducing neurons in the brain start eating bits of themselves.
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Honeybees ‘stressed, overworked’ - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

Honeybees ‘stressed, overworked’ - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | Food issues | Scoop.it
The next time you swat at a bee irritably, spare a thought for your next meal. South Africa’s honeybees help pollinate 50 crops, worth over R10 billion each year and their taste for sweet nectar helps sustain 100 000 jobs.
But there are signs of trouble. “We’re working our bees too hard,” explains Carol Poole, of the SA National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi). “We’re transporting our managed honeybees long distances to pollinate crops and it’s causing them stress.”
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Why western fast food brands are winning in China

Why western fast food brands are winning in China | Food issues | Scoop.it
Here is why Chinese prefer the less healthier option for fast food over their own restaurants...
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Lancet paper blasts Cochrane salt study

Lancet paper blasts Cochrane salt study | Food issues | Scoop.it
Commentary in The Lancet, along with a new analysis of the data, has slammed the recent Cochrane review that claimed salt reduction had no effect on strokes or heart attacks.
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Monsanto-spawned superweeds growing three inches daily, destroying farm equipment

Monsanto-spawned superweeds growing three inches daily, destroying farm equipment | Food issues | Scoop.it
The proliferation of superweeds -- weeds that have mutated to develop resistance to popular herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup formula -- continues to rise.
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Omega-3 reduces anxiety and inflammation in healthy students, study suggests

Omega-3 reduces anxiety and inflammation in healthy students, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
A new study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people.
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Cooked green vegetables, dried fruit, legumes, and brown rice associated with fewer colon polyps

Cooked green vegetables, dried fruit, legumes, and brown rice associated with fewer colon polyps | Food issues | Scoop.it

Eating legumes at least three times a week and brown rice at least once a week was linked to a reduced risk of colon polyps by 33 percent and 40 percent respectively, according to new research.
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How to avoid wasting food

Stop and think about all the food in your fridge that will end up in the garbage can. Between food that goes bad, extra helpings left on the plate, or unused leftovers - it's a lot.
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Infographic Of The Day: A Food Label That Actually Teaches You About Food | Co. Design

Infographic Of The Day: A Food Label That Actually Teaches You About Food | Co. Design | Food issues | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley and Good magazine announce the winners of the Rethink the Food Label competition.
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Only 200 calories a serving? Not so fast

Only 200 calories a serving? Not so fast | Food issues | Scoop.it
A growing number of health-conscious consumers often read labels on the back of food products before making the decision to buy.
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A flexible alternative

A flexible alternative | Food issues | Scoop.it
Some might think they're just bad vegetarians, but no, flexitarians are here to stay, and for good reason.
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New freeze-dry method good for processing fish

New freeze-dry method good for processing fish | Food issues | Scoop.it
A quicker freeze-dry technique used to process salmon cubes could potentially be applied to add value to meat components considered to be less appealing, according to a researcher.
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Hydroponic Produce Gains Fans and Flavor

Hydroponic Produce Gains Fans and Flavor | Food issues | Scoop.it
The word hydroponic has long been associated with a lack of flavor, but state-of-the art operations, like Gotham Greens in Brooklyn, have won converts among some chefs.
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Salmonella in ground turkey probed in U.S. death - Health - CBC News

Salmonella in ground turkey probed in U.S. death - Health - CBC News | Food issues | Scoop.it
One death has been reported in a U.S. outbreak of salmonella infections that U.S. officials say were likely caused by eating ground turkey.
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TV product placements termed junk food ad loophole

TV product placements termed junk food ad loophole | Food issues | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - Companies that have pledged not to market unhealthy food and drinks directly to children may be turning to product placement on television shows instead of traditional ads to target...
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McChange doesn't come easy

McChange doesn't come easy | Food issues | Scoop.it
McDonald's recently announced that it will soon include apple slices and a smaller serving of French fries in its Happy Meal. Just how significant is the fast food giant's announcement?
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Can GMOs Help End World Hunger?

Can GMOs Help End World Hunger? | Food issues | Scoop.it
Can gentically engineered foods help feed the hungry? Are anti-GMO activists and over-zealous environmentalists standing in the way of the hungry being fed?
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Maya in Guatemala: Seeds, Ceremonies and the Year 2012

Maya in Guatemala: Seeds, Ceremonies and the Year 2012 | Food issues | Scoop.it
Maya in Guatemala: Seeds, Ceremonies and the Year 2012
Maya speaks of true mathematics at the Indigenous Protecting Mother Earth Conference
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