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We Keep Giving Accidental Sex Changes to Fish

We Keep Giving Accidental Sex Changes to Fish | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
It's not just birth control-tainted urine that's forcing fish to suddenly swap sexes. A recent study has found that a common livestock steroid is doing it, too.
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Terri Kash's curator insight, May 27, 2015 2:50 PM

They need to stop giving animals "fat meds" -- I get the reasoning for the corporate farms financials, but seriously, when will everyone understand they are not producing healthy food.

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40 percent of restaurant workers live in near poverty

40 percent of restaurant workers live in near poverty | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
And we're not talking just about fast food.
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Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
"Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the blis
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It's not the 'skipping' three who should be questioned, it's the wasteful supermarkets

It's not the 'skipping' three who should be questioned, it's the wasteful supermarkets | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

That's a product of the rising desperation in our society that has seen foodbanks become one of our fastest growing industries...

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Food banks: the unpalatable truth

Food banks: the unpalatable truth | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
A priority for the aid groups is to trim the mountain of goods we throw away, says Robin Aitken
    
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We'll run out of cocoa in just SEVEN years! - Daily Star

We'll run out of cocoa in just SEVEN years! - Daily Star | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
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We'll run out of cocoa in just SEVEN years!
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Confectionery giants revealed there are just not enough cocoa plantations across the globe to feed the demand.
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giloop's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:16 AM

That sounds like the end of humanity

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Healthy Italian diet suffers as economic crisis bites - BBC News

Healthy Italian diet suffers as economic crisis bites - BBC News | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

Like many young Italian families faced with rising food prices and low wages, the Azi family is having to make cutbacks.

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Costituzione Italiana - Art. 36.

Il lavoratore ha diritto ad una retribuzione proporzionata alla quantità e qualità del suo lavoro e in ogni caso sufficiente ad assicurare a sé e alla famiglia un'esistenza libera e dignitosa.

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Frugal, Foraging Freegans - Regina Leader-Post

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Frugal, Foraging FreegansRegina Leader-PostThe practice of Dumpster diving for food seems strange, sad and possibly crazy - until you meet freegan Patrick Sperling.
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Cocoa Futures Rally on Surprisingly Sweet Demand - Wall Street Journal

Cocoa Futures Rally on Surprisingly Sweet Demand - Wall Street Journal | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalCocoa Futures Rally on Surprisingly Sweet DemandWall Street JournalNorth American and European cocoa associations reported last week that cocoa grindings, or tonnage of cocoa beans ground into powder, met or beat expectations for...
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5@5 - Get to know Greek grapes

5@5 - Get to know Greek grapes | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.
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Chinese wines beat France in blind tasting - Times LIVE

Chinese wines beat France in blind tasting - Times LIVE | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
A remote region of northern China that began growing grapes for fine wine just a decade ago has beaten the centuries-old French wine-producing region of Bordeaux in a blind tasting held in Beijing.
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Dumpster dining: Environmentalist raises awareness about food waste

Dumpster dining: Environmentalist raises awareness about food waste | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Rob Greenfield takes the edible food he finds in each city, then displays it in one spot to show how much of it there is. Metro Detroit is his latest stop on a two month campaign.

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Admit It: Women Are Smarter Than Men

Multiple studies reveal that female leaders are more effective than their male counterparts. The question is, what are you going to do with this information?
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How UC Berkeley MBAs beat the market with a socially responsible fund

How UC Berkeley MBAs beat the market with a socially responsible fund | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Students at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business learn the ins and outs of ethical investing by managing a real-life investment fund - and have achieved a 50% return over six years
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Obesity Among the Hungry: The Weighty Paradox of Poverty | The Collaborative Exchange

Obesity Among the Hungry: The Weighty Paradox of Poverty | The Collaborative Exchange | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
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Choc horror! Cocoa shortage, rising prices threaten chocolate bars - NBCNews.com

Choc horror! Cocoa shortage, rising prices threaten chocolate bars - NBCNews.com | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Choc horror! Cocoa shortage, rising prices threaten chocolate bars
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The humble candy bar could soon change beyond recognition as palm oil, chemical flavorings and fillers replace increasingly scarce cocoa beans and expensive ingredients.
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Chocolate is changing as raw material prices rise...

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Why leaders of some of India's most powerful corporations are vegetarians - Economic Times

Why leaders of some of India's most powerful corporations are vegetarians - Economic Times | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
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Why leaders of some of India's most powerful corporations are vegetarians
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Elon Musk wants to send vegetarians to Mars.
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U.S. Officials on Chinese Chicken Processing: It’s Totally Cool, Trust Us

U.S. Officials on Chinese Chicken Processing: It’s Totally Cool, Trust Us | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
The Chinese processors that were issued permits are in compliance with food-safety rules, the USDA says.
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Sharing Is the Economy of the Future

Sharing Is the Economy of the Future | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
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Have you ever done any of the following:

Rented a ZipcarGone couchsurfingAttended a skillshare...
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Simple Food, Geometry and a Photographer in the Kitchen

Simple Food, Geometry and a Photographer in the Kitchen | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

"There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart,
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part..."
~Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr., "A Simple Hug"

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The breakdown: a third of all food products worldwide go uneaten

The breakdown: a third of all food products worldwide go uneaten | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
At first glance, Austrian artist Klaus Pichler's spell-binding photographs could be mistaken for a set of stylish advertisements. It takes a moment to digest - excuse the pun - that you're staring at pictures of rotting food.
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Do Apple, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo Really Care? Do We?

Do Apple, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo Really Care? Do We? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
For Westerners, the conditions are shocking. Workers slave away for hours on end, pulling overtime, until their legs swell or they suffer from crippling disabilities.
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EC gluten-free labelling regulations enter full force

EC gluten-free labelling regulations enter full force | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
A European Commission regulation requiring products labelled ‘gluten-free’ to contain below a maximum gluten content level came into full force yesterday.
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