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Bat Fungus Wiping Out Our Flying Friends

Bat Fungus Wiping Out Our Flying Friends | Food issues | Scoop.it
Canadian scientists have now identified white-nose syndrome in four provinces and are currently unable to halt bat deaths.
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What's It Going to Take for Americans to Stop Eating Chemical-Laden Industrial Food? | Environment | AlterNet

What's It Going to Take for Americans to Stop Eating Chemical-Laden Industrial Food? | Environment | AlterNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
The simple act of sitting down together to eat real food on a regular basis can jumpstart the kind of lively discussions that get people engaged on the issues of the day.
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Commercial benefits lacking in GE trials in New Zealand

Despite a risk to the economy and an undisclosed cost to taxpayers, field trials of genetically engineered plants and trials on animals have resulted in next to no commercial gains by Crown institutes.

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Los Angeles Unified students grade district's new menu choices

Los Angeles Unified students grade district's new menu choices | Food issues | Scoop.it
It's a reform effort years in the making in the nation's second-largest school system.
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Omega-3s reduce stroke severity, study suggests

Omega-3s reduce stroke severity, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, according to a new study. Researches have shown that the extent of brain damage following a stroke was reduced by 25 percent in mice that consumed DHA type omega-3s daily.
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Register investigation: Iowa Egg farms rack up violations

Register investigation: Iowa Egg farms rack up violations | Food issues | Scoop.it

One year after 1,900 people were sickened and a half-billion Iowa eggs were recalled, government inspectors continue to find unsanitary conditions and inadequate protections against salmonella on Iowa’s egg farms.
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Wine vs. Salmon: Water Wars Hit Sonoma County

Wine vs. Salmon: Water Wars Hit Sonoma County | Food issues | Scoop.it
The dense forests of redwood, oak and Douglas fir that once covered much of Sonoma County have for many decades ...
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Engineering food for whom? | Pesticide Action Network

Engineering food for whom? | Pesticide Action Network | Food issues | Scoop.it
A response to Nina Federoff's New York Times OpEd on genetically modified agriculture and the future of farming.
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'Natural' doesn't mean it's good for you

'Natural' doesn't mean it's good for you | Food issues | Scoop.it
Floods, disease and deadly wildlife aside, words like "nature" and "natural" usually suggest inherent goodness.
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Sea Lice From Farmed Salmon Infect Wild Salmon After All, Says New Study

Sea Lice From Farmed Salmon Infect Wild Salmon After All, Says New Study | Food issues | Scoop.it
Farmed salmon present a serious threat to the survival of wild salmon stocks in the form of tiny sea lice, according a new study by Martin Krkosek of the University of Otago in New Zealand.
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US food supply in serious jeopardy after Obama’s decision

US food supply in serious jeopardy after Obama’s decision | Food issues | Scoop.it
According to Jeffrey Smith, The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier, non-GMO choices, “The person who may be responsible for more food-related i...
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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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Golden Rice and Other GMO Fairy Tales

Golden Rice and Other GMO Fairy Tales | Food issues | Scoop.it
Instead of protecting people and the planet, the US government protects agrichemical companies.
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Corn Plant Losing Bug Resistance

Corn Plant Losing Bug Resistance | Food issues | Scoop.it
Corn genetically modified to thwart a voracious beetle are falling prey to that very bug in Iowa, the first time a major Midwest pest has developed resistance to a genetically-modified crop and raising concerns that some farming methods may spawn...
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USGS Release: Widely Used Herbicide Commonly Found in Rain and Streams in the Mississippi River Basin (8/29/2011 8:19:35 AM)

USGS Release: Widely Used Herbicide Commonly Found in Rain and Streams in the Mississippi River Basin (8/29/2011 8:19:35 AM) | Food issues | Scoop.it
Glyphosate, also known by its tradename Roundup, is commonly found in rain and rivers in agricultural areas in the Mississippi River watershed, according to two new USGS studies released this month.
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Shellfish toxin shows up on B.C. shores, poisons 60

Shellfish toxin shows up on B.C. shores, poisons 60 | Food issues | Scoop.it
A shellfish toxin has surfaced in B.C. for the first time, poisoning 60 people earlier this month and raising concerns in the province's aquaculture industry.
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WikiLeaks: US Embassy in Sofia Backed Pro-GMO Lobby: WikiLeaks: US Embassy in Sofia Backed Pro-GMO Lobby - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

WikiLeaks: US Embassy in Sofia Backed Pro-GMO Lobby: WikiLeaks: US Embassy in Sofia Backed Pro-GMO Lobby - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Food issues | Scoop.it

Bulgaria's legislation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has been carefully followed by the US Embassy in Sofia.

 

The information comes from several US diplomatic cables, (one by current US Ambassador in Sofia, James Warlick), which were released by WikiLeaks and their Bulgarian partner, the site for investigative journalism Bivol.bg.

 

According to the cables, GMO supporters in Bulgaria are actively backed and financed by the American Embassy, as Bivol writes.

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Who will feed the starving masses? « GoodFood World

Who will feed the starving masses? « GoodFood World | Food issues | Scoop.it

Another salvo across the bow of agro-ecology and the organic movement, the article is just part of a propaganda blitz that has been going on for years, paid for – of course – by Big Ag and Big Food. We’re seeing the biggest pro-GMO effort yet, to move us to a technology-based, corporately controlled, and manipulated food system.

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Let's Tell Big Food to Stop Acting Like Spoiled Kids -- and Stop Inciting Real Kids to Nag for Junk Food

Let's Tell Big Food to Stop Acting Like Spoiled Kids -- and Stop Inciting Real Kids to Nag for Junk Food | Food issues | Scoop.it
As concern about childhood obesity escalates, the barrage of kid-targeted marketing for unhealthy food is increasingly identified as a factor -- not the sole cause, but an important part of the problem -- which could easily be remedied.
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How Animal Welfare Leads to Better Meat: A Lesson From Spain

How Animal Welfare Leads to Better Meat: A Lesson From Spain | Food issues | Scoop.it

Spain's stress-free acorn-eating pigs produce healthier, tastier ham—and modern food science explains why...

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Take That, Monsanto: GMOs Not Sustainable

Take That, Monsanto: GMOs Not Sustainable | Food issues | Scoop.it
The industrial model of agriculture takes it on the chin in a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme...
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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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