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7 Days of Garbage by Gregg Segal

7 Days of Garbage by Gregg Segal | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
“7 Days of Garbage” is creative project by Gregg Segal, talented photographer based in California, USA. He studied photography and film at California Institute of the Arts.
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Entomo website design promotes insects as food

Entomo website design promotes insects as food | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
A Dublin-based graphic designer has developed a digital resource encouraging people to eat insects.
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Sorting Out the Risks of Fish

Sorting Out the Risks of Fish | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
While advocacy groups are demanding more information on mercury content, some health experts worry that consumers will be scared away from beneficial seafood.
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GM Maize 1507 Safety Scandal Erupts ahead of EU Vote

GM Maize 1507 Safety Scandal Erupts ahead of EU Vote | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Ahead of an important EU vote regarding the possible authorisation of GM Maize 1507 on February 11, meta-analysis has shown the data is insufficient to make a decision on the safety of the plants. Te...
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A call for GMO labeling

A call for GMO labeling | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Editor's note: David Schubert is professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Most people like to know what they are eating. However, labeling for genetically modified organisms is not required in any state.
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The FDA let risky antibiotics remain in livestock feed, new report claims

The FDA let risky antibiotics remain in livestock feed, new report claims | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
The US Food and Drug Administration allowed more than a dozen antibiotics used in animal agriculture to remain in livestock feed — despite knowing that the drugs posed a "high risk" of...
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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, January 28, 8:15 AM

This is so disturbing since large amounts on antibiotics entering our bodies through the food supply are helping to create our antibiotic resistance in the people.

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CDC Threat Report: Yes, Agricultural Antibiotics Play a Role in Drug Resistance - Wired Science

CDC Threat Report: Yes, Agricultural Antibiotics Play a Role in Drug Resistance - Wired Science | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

The grave assessment on the advance of drug resistance, by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, contains some important observations about the relationship between antibiotic use in agriculture and resistant infections in humans...

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Pesticide Companies Sue EU Commission for Protecting Pollinators

Pesticide Companies Sue EU Commission for Protecting Pollinators | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
On Nov. 6 BASF, a German agrochemical company, took legal action in the General Court of the European Union
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BASF harmful to bees, harmful to people!

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From fertiliser to Zyklon B: 100 years of the scientific discovery that brought life and death

From fertiliser to Zyklon B: 100 years of the scientific discovery that brought life and death | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
It's 100 years since Fritz Haber found a way to synthesise ammonia – helping to feed billions but also to kill millions, and contributing to the pollution of the planet

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National Chocolate Week: Think you know about cocoa? - The Independent

National Chocolate Week: Think you know about cocoa? - The Independent | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
The Independent
National Chocolate Week: Think you know about cocoa?
The Independent
... stuff...this week is National Chocolate Week.
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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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Diesel exhaust pollution may disrupt honeybee foraging - KDAL

Diesel exhaust pollution may disrupt honeybee foraging - KDAL | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Diesel exhaust pollution may disrupt honeybee foraging KDAL In a study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Britain's University of Southampton found that the fumes change the profile of the floral odors that attract...
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Bees are very important...

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Would you eat bread made from INSECTS? Grasshoppers, Bread and...

Would you eat bread made from INSECTS? Grasshoppers, Bread and... | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

Would you eat bread made from INSECTS? Students turn grasshoppers into flour to be used in bread and other foods to feed people in poor countries...

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Want to Know If Your Food Is Genetically Modified?

Want to Know If Your Food Is Genetically Modified? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

In more than 30 years in politics, Bobby Starr had never seen anything like it. The Vermont state senator, a Democrat, represents a remote, rural district on the Canadian border...

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Buffalo worm cupcakes: how insects can feed the world – in pictures

Buffalo worm cupcakes: how insects can feed the world – in pictures | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Arnold van Huis believes he's solved the 21st century's food problems. Take a look at his tasty recipes to end hunger – by eating creepy crawlies
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France Bans Monsanto GM Maize ahead of Sowing Season

France Bans Monsanto GM Maize ahead of Sowing Season | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
France’s agriculture ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto’s MON 810 genetically modified maize, the only variety currently authorised in the European Union.
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How fresh can oysters get?

How fresh can oysters get? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
In a few years you might be eating seafood straight from Copenhagen’s harbour. We hear from the team behind the plan
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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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Greater emphasis needed on livestock flatulence if we are to save planet

Greater emphasis needed on livestock flatulence if we are to save planet | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Cows are slowly destroying the planet, according to
an in-depth analysis published today in Nature
Climate Change.
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Fish Love Campaign

Fish Love Campaign | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
For the campaign Fish Love, a combination that critical mass and illegal practices of fishing, photographer Denis Rouvre photographed celebrities such as fashio

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Julie O'Donnell's curator insight, December 5, 2013 2:36 PM

Bizarre campaign! Very like the PETA ads.

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Your Meat Is Worse Than Ever and No One Is Doing a Damn Thing to Fix It

Your Meat Is Worse Than Ever and No One Is Doing a Damn Thing to Fix It | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical companies and big agriculture work to keep antibiotics in food.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:50 AM

This is one reason why we're pushing hard for more local protein production here in northwest Michigan.  We'd like to at least be able to ask a farmer what they fed that steer, or that hog, or that chicken.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 9, 2013 11:41 AM

The inability of USDA to seriously address this issue has created a very serious public health risk.

Jen-ai's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:10 AM

aaa! good reason to get a share of some local meat if you're into that sort of thing. 

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Food waste: news and teaching resources round up

Food waste: news and teaching resources round up | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
As food waste returns to the headlines, we pull together some stories, lesson ideas and links that you won't want to throw away Following the news earlier this year that almost half the world's food is thrown away, many of us have been keeping a...
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What's going off in your fridge?

What's going off in your fridge? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
We throw away one in 10 bananas and a third of the bagged salad we buy, according to Tesco. Guardian writers confess how much food they waste
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 2, 2013 5:43 PM

They don't seem to be more careful than us in the UK either....

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Former Vegans Explain Why They Eat Meat: Are You Convinced?

Former Vegans Explain Why They Eat Meat: Are You Convinced? | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
In a recent article in The Atlantic two former vegetarians and vegans explain why they have again chosen to eat meat; a vegetarian of many years explains why she supports other's choice to eat meat.
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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!
Daily Star
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 12:16 AM

That sounds like the end of humanity