Food issues
27.7K views | +4 today
Follow
Food issues
From sustainable agriculture to Big Ag around the globe
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

McDonald's spent $370,000 on 2Q lobbying - BusinessWeek

McDonald's spent $370,000 on 2Q lobbying - BusinessWeek | Food issues | Scoop.it
McDonald's Corp. spent $370,000 lobbying the federal government in the second quarter, a 43 percent climb from the same period a year ago.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Hunger among older Americans spikes

Nearly nine million Americans 50 years of age and older face the risk of hunger, according to new research commissioned by AARP Foundation, an affiliate of AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Green tea is effective in treating genetic disorder and types of tumors, study suggests

Green tea is effective in treating genetic disorder and types of tumors, study suggests | Food issues | Scoop.it
A compound found in green tea shows great promise for the development of drugs to treat two types of tumors and a deadly congenital disease.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

What's really in that luscious chocolate aroma?

What's really in that luscious chocolate aroma? | Food issues | Scoop.it
The mouth-watering aroma of roasted cocoa beans -- key ingredient for chocolate -- emerges from substances that individually smell like potato chips, cooked meat, peaches, raw beef fat, human sweat, earth and an improbable palate of other...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Famine declared in 3 new parts of Somalia

Famine declared in 3 new parts of Somalia | Food issues | Scoop.it

Earlier this month Somalia's Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) reported that the famine thresholds had been surpassed in three new areas of southern Somalia, namely Balcad, Cadale in Middle Shabelle region, and the Afgoye corridor, mainly where the internally displaced persons camps are located.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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 ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Food Folklore: Salt Over Your Shoulder, Chew the Fat and More!

Food Folklore: Salt Over Your Shoulder, Chew the Fat and More! | Food issues | Scoop.it
The Diet Detective, Charles Stuart Platkin, looks into the truths behind some of the most infamous food folklore.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Denny's launches beefy mac 'n cheese sandwich

Denny's launches beefy mac 'n cheese sandwich | Food issues | Scoop.it
Denny's - the US-based all-night casual dining chain that makes a sport of topping itself in extreme foods - is at it again with the launch of a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with macaroni and cheese and a beef patty blanketed in Frisco sauce.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Weight loss without the hunger: Eat a lighter lunch, scientists say

Weight loss without the hunger: Eat a lighter lunch, scientists say | Food issues | Scoop.it
Losing weight without a grumbling stomach or expensive liquid diet can be as simple as eating a lighter lunch, a new study finds.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

U.S. marshals seize 'infested' food - By KEITH UPCHURCH kupchurch@heraldsun.com; 419-6612 DURHAM — U.S. marshals have seized food from a Durham warehouse that supplies Chinese Mexican and Indian ...

U.S. marshals seize 'infested' food - By KEITH UPCHURCH kupchurch@heraldsun.com; 419-6612 DURHAM — U.S. marshals have seized food from a Durham warehouse that supplies Chinese Mexican and Indian ... | Food issues | Scoop.it
U.S. marshals seize 'infested' food - By KEITH UPCHURCH
kupchurch@heraldsun.com; 419-6612
DURHAM — U.S. marshals have seized food from a Durham warehouse that supplies Chinese Mexican and Indian food to restaurants.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

Guyana's women farmers adapt to worsening flooding - AlertNet

Guyana's women farmers adapt to worsening flooding - AlertNet | Food issues | Scoop.it
Covered vegetable plots, crop switches and using irrigation systems to remove excess water all are helping them survive...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Cathryn Wellner
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.